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DINNER IS SERVED
What’s Happening 18
News & Features
T-Shirt design contest 3
Heart Link 12
Servant leadership 13 Photo by Robbin Cresswell
Staff Sgt. David Hernandez (right), 59th Medical Operations Group, helps Capt. Wendy Kosek get a plate of food Saturday at the Fort Sam
Houston Fisher House. More than 40 volunteers from Lackland’s African American Cultural Association prepared a buffet for 300 people
during their second annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Fisher House. Capt. Kosek is from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.
Warhawks basketball 20
ESOHCAMP evaluates environmental impact
By Mike Joseph HCAMP program manager. fulfilling a 2007 executive order needed addressing. Most of the
Staff Writer “We’re moving away from com- implementing energy efficiency findings were minor with some
pliance and we’re looking at and the reduction of green- major findings; no significant
After completing Lackland’s our processes so we can house gases. violations were found that
annual base environmental and improve them.” Areas covered by ESO- would have resulted in work
health performance assessment ESOHCAMP is the base’s HCAMP include health and stoppage.
Nov. 16-20, the ESOHCAMP Environmental Safety Occupa- environmental issues of air, cul- “Last year, we had 25 and
program manager is satisfied tion Health Compliance Assess- tural, natural, pesticide, vehicle this year we had 30 with seven
that compliance is moving in ment and Management Pro- waste, solid waste, storage carryovers,” Mr. Rairdan said.
the right direction. gram. It lessens Lackland’s tanks, toxics and wastewater. “That’s pretty good. Our majors
View the Talespinner online “We’re really doing pretty impact on the environment and Mr. Rairdan said the assess-
good,” said David Rairdan, ESO- the surrounding community by ment revealed 30 findings that See IMPACT P8
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Officials expand disability claims test
By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Carden and stakeholder satisfaction,” said the claims and benefit payment
American Forces Press Service Noel Koch, the deputy Undersec- processes for disabled veterans.
retary of Defense for wounded “The pilot is a test of a new
WASHINGTON (AFNS) – De- warrior care and transition policy, process design eliminating the
fense and Veterans Affairs officials in a statement released by the duplicative, time-consuming, and
recently announced another step Defense Department. often confusing elements of the
in their efforts to streamline the The pilot program began in two current disability processes of
process of determining veterans’ November 2007 within the the departments,” the DoD state-
disability ratings. National Capitol Region and con- ment said. “Key features of the
Beginning in January, the cerns servicemembers who sepa- (pilot) include one medical exami-
Disability Evaluation System pilot rated from the military under hon- nation and a single-sourced dis-
program will expand to six medical orable conditions for service-relat- ability rating.”
facilities at Fort Benning, Ga.; Fort ed injuries. More than 5,400 military mem-
Bragg, N.C.; Fort Hood, Texas; Fort It addresses redundancy and bers have participated in the pilot
Lewis, Wash.; Fort Riley, Kan.; and inconsistent decisions in medical program.
Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, evaluations in separate disability “Streamlining our disability
Va. processes used in the DoD and VA. claims system and working closely
Twenty-seven other military Outside of the medical facilities with (the DoD) to care for today’s
facilities already take part in the using the pilot programs, evalua- generation of heroes are among
program. tions for veterans are managed the VA’s top priorities,” said VA
“The decision to expand the first by DoD physicians, then by the Secretary Eric Shinseki. “We will
pilot was based upon favorable VA. never lose sight of the fact that vet-
reviews focusing on the program’s Through this program, physi- erans and military personnel have
ability to meet timeliness, effective- cians in both departments collabo- earned their benefits ... by virtue of
ness, transparency and customer rate on medical findings, speeding their service to the nation.”
Stay up-to-date during special events and rough skies. Call 671-NEWS
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News ROCK ON!
BR I E F S
TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
The annual Lackland Christmas tree
lighting ceremony is Tuesday, 4:30 p.m., on
the Gateway Club front lawn.
COMMANDANT POSITION OPEN
The 37th Force Support Squadron is
accepting applications from all eligible
master sergeants for commandant of the
Airman Leadership School.
Applications will be accepted through
the close of business Dec. 15. The position
is for four years with a report date of not
later than March 15, 2010.
Contact Master Sgt. Cecilia Fawcett at
945-1233 for questions or more information.
Applications can be sent to Chief Master
Sgt. Paul Grady via e-mail.
Eligible master sergeants are encour-
aged to apply for the Team Lackland ALS
The Lackland Family Advocacy Program
and the Airman and Family Readiness
Center are collecting clothing items for all
sizes and genders to support the Year of the
Air Force Family initiative.
Items will be donated to support men, Photo by Senior Airman Steele Britton
women, children, and veterans who are vic- Tech. Sgt. Steve Wilson, U.S. Air Forces Central Sirocco Band guitarist, performs a solo during a show Nov. 15 in Manas,
tims of violence or are experiencing unex- Kyrgyzstan. The Sirocco Band performs a wide variety of music including rock, oldies, country and pop. Sergeant Wilson and
pected events. other Sirocco members are deployed from Lackland.
Donations can be dropped off Dec. 1-31,
T-shirt design contest under way
Room 4A51, in Wilford Hall Medical Center
or at AFRC, Bldg. 1249.
Contact Staff Sgt. Dawn MacKenzie at
292-7725 or Senior Airman Sondra Lawson
By Maj. Belinda Petersen have their entry design featured on a
at 292-0404 for more information. T-shirt that will be sold in AAFES
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
FEDERAL BENEFITS OPEN SEASON RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE – Earlier this year, Air Force Chief of
Federal benefits open season for Air The Air Force Services Agency is pro- Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and
Force civilian employees continues through moting a T-shirt design competition Secretary of the Air Force Michael
Dec. 14. All changes must be made through on the recently launched myair- Courtesy Graphic Donley designated July 2009 to July
the Benefits and Entitlement Service Team. forcelife.com, now through Dec. 20, as video short, original song, and pho- 2010 as the Year of the Air Force
Elections and changes can be made part of the Year of the Air Force tography competitions. The site will Family, a year-long focus on Air Force
through the Web-based Employee Benefits Family. also offer a place for visitors to pro- programs highlighting the importance
Information Exchange or the BEST phone “The site will feature programs vide quips and quotes on how the Air of, and commitment to, the entire Air
system at 1-800-525-0102. Counselors are and competitions that will roll out Force has enriched their lives.” Force family: all Airmen, married and
through the year. We are focusing on One winner in each category single; spouses; children; Air Force
available Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.;
the ‘play’ part of ‘The Air Force is a (youth and adult) will be selected to civilians; extended families; and
Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 3-11
great place to live, work, and play’ win an Apple Mac Book laptop and retirees.
p.m. campaign,” said Debbie Karnes, Air Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design “Taking care of families is a
For more information, contact Linda Force Services Agency spokeswoman. Premium software valued at about solemn promise we make to each
Cozart at 671-0007. “There’s something for everyone: $2,000. The winner in the adult cate-
YoAFF T-shirt design, short story, gory may also have the opportunity to See SHIRT P8
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Honored and privileged to serve
By Lt. Col. John Fiske, Jr.
COL. WILLIAM H. MOTT V,
319th Training Squadron 37TH TRAINING WING
“Our Air Force needs us to be honorable. American citi- COMMANDER
Every day, I am reminded of what an
honor and privilege it is to serve in the zens expect it and Air Force veterans count on us to serve OSCAR BALLADARES,
DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS
world’s greatest Air Force. as honorably as they have.” JOE BELA,
For me, the honor to serve is driven CHIEF OF INTERNAL
home by Air Force Basic Military COMMUNICATIONS, 671-4111
Training’s professional and dedicated mili- SHANNON CARABAJAL,
tary training instructors; chemical, biologi- actions; without their devotion to duty, the in everything they do and say; this is evi- MANAGING EDITOR, 671-1786
cal, radiological and nuclear trainers; BMT mission would grind to a halt. dent when I meet with them and discuss MIKE JOSEPH,
independent duty medical technicians; These professionals have demonstrated their situations or hear their discharge STAFF WRITER, 671-4357
information managers; and personnelists. distinct yet cohesive roles in the feedback appeal. They would absolutely excel in our PATRICK DESMOND,
The men and women of BMT constantly repeatedly received from the family and Air Force and could have made incredible SPORTS EDITOR/STAFF WRITER,
exude professionalism in-sync with the Air friends of BMT graduates. I hear accolades achievements had they not been disquali- 671-5049
Force core value of excellence in all we do. for “the change that has occurred” in their fied. PAUL NOVAK,
I see excellence at the weekly Airman’s loved one, “thanks for doing in eight weeks Do you serve our Air Force with honor? DESIGN/LAYOUT, 671-0478
Run, coin ceremony, and BMT graduation what I have been trying to do for 18 Hopefully, when you see the excellence
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What can we learn from physical fitness?
Force newspaper is an authorized
publication for members of the U.S.
military services. Contents of the
Talespinner are not necessarily the
official views of, or endorsed by, the
By Lt. Col. Christopher Cozzi more we practice like we play, tent, success will be harder, caught myself going through U.S. government, the Department of
37th Operations Support Squadron the better we get. and others will not rely on us. the motions during a workout. Defense, or the Department of the Air
• Moderation. Too much of any- • Prioritize. Is it important that Similarly, this can happen in The appearance of advertising in
this publication, including inserts or
World War II general and thing is bad. This includes my waist size is less than 38? Is our work and family life. supplements, does not constitute
war hero Gen. Douglas working out, protein, dieting … this last piece of paperwork Concentrate on the quality. endorsement by the Department of
Defense, the Department of the Air
MacArthur once said, “On the but also includes work, vaca- worth missing my son’s soccer • Care for yourself first. By Force or Prime Time Military
fields of friendly strife are sown tion, partying, alcohol, etc. game? Is my daughter’s birth- focusing on our wellness, we Newspapers, of the products or services
the seeds that on other days Keep a balance, and you are day more important than become better leaders, war- Everything advertised in this
publication shall be made available for
and other fields will bear the much more likely to succeed. defending the liberty of 300 riors, family members and purchase, use or patronage without
fruits of victory.” • Consistency. I’ve seen many million citizens? We are pulled friends. A healthier, goal-ori- regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, age, marital status,
Much of what I’ve learned an Airman come back a lean, in many directions, but we pri- ented you is a boon to every- physical handicap, political affiliation,
about success, leadership, and mean fightin’ machine from a oritize what is important. one. or any other nonmerit factor of the
purchaser, user or patron.
life, I have learned in my life- deployment only to see them • Quality, not quantity. The • For every action there is a Editorial content is edited,
prepared and provided by the Public
time pursuit of fitness. Briefly, regress to their pre-deployment payback from a workout is pro- consequence. This is one of my Affairs Office of the 37th Training Wing.
here are 10 lessons we all can state. Of course, the same portional to the effort we put favorites. You can choose to eat All photos, unless otherwise indicated,
are U.S. Air Force photos.
learn from fitness: equation holds for our daily forth. The same can be said of Deadline for submissions is
• Develop good habits. The lives. When we are not consis- our day-to-day life. Often, I’ve See FITNESS P5 noon Thursday the week prior to
NOVEMBER 27, 2009 TALESPINNER PAGE 5
Photo by Sid Luna
A lifetime pursuit of
Holiday Bus Schedule
physical fitness can teach
SERVICE DATES HOURS
Airmen about success,
leadership, and life.
Lackland Main Shuttle Bus Nov. 27 - 29 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Training Annex Shuttle Bus Nov. 27 - 29 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Lackland Main Shuttle Bus Dec. 21 - 23 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.*
Lackland Main Shuttle Bus Dec. 24 noon - 8 p.m.
Lackland Main Shuttle Bus Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) No Service
Lackland Main Shuttle Bus Dec. 26 - 30 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.*
Lackland Main Shuttle Bus Dec. 31 - Jan. 1 (New Year’s Eve/Day) No Service
FITNESS from P4 • If you fail to plan, plan trained for a marathon
Lackland Main Shuttle Bus Jan. 2 - 3 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
to fail. Educate yourself or demonstrated a bet-
a triple-decker bacon on the best way for- ter way to perform a lift.
Lackland Main Shuttle Bus Jan. 4 Resume Normal Service
cheeseburger with extra ward, then set a goal We can apply this lesson
mayonnaise, but realize and make a plan to get in life too; somebody
Training Annex Shuttle Bus Dec. 21 - Jan. 1 No Service
that such a meal will there. might have a better idea
adversely impact your Whether you want to that we can use. Training Annex Shuttle Bus Jan. 2 - 3 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
fitness goals. Likewise, max the fitness test run, • Enjoy the journey.
choosing to delay pro- earn chief master ser- Don’t get so caught up in Training Annex Shuttle Bus Jan. 4 Resume Normal Service
fessional military educa- geant, lead a flight or your goal that you are
tion or a bachelor’s earn a degree, you need not enjoying the pursuit. *2 buses 30 minutes apart. **Military Taxi service is available for duty passengers when shuttle buses are not running.
degree, to drink and a plan. Because, rest assured, if
drive or not to help your • Be open-minded. I’ve you attain your goal, Be Responsible! Seat Belts Save Lives!
wingman all have a con- had many friends share you’ll be on to the next Buckle Up And Wear Yours!
sequence. with me how they thing.
PAGE 6 TALESPINNER NOVEMBER 27, 2009
Congratulations to the fol- Jeffrey Reid Flight 012 Lauren Duran Male Flights
lowing 40 Airmen for being Roy Varney Kristin Rich Katelin Morrissey 323rd TRS, Flight 011
selected as honor graduates Caleb Zwikelmaier Audreya Taitano 322nd TRS, Flight 004
among 562 trainees graduat- 324th Training Squadron Kari Welborn
ing today: 322nd Training Squadron Flight 001 Female Flights
Flight 004 Erik Quigley Top BMT Airman 326th TRS, Flight 006
321st Training Squadron Jonathan Blackwell Flight 002 Ian Metcalf, 322nd TRS, 321st TRS, Flight 008
Flight 007 Daylon Cannon William Hudson Flight 004
Weston Brown Logan Davis Jeremiah Jones Top Academic Flights
Robert Taron Alexander En Joseph Mikalajunas Most Physically Fit 322nd TRS, Flight 004
Curtis Finklea Clinton Miller Male Airmen 326th TRS, Flight 005
320th Training Squadron Ian Metcalf Ryon Stallings Myles Wood, 323rd TRS,
Flight 009 Steven Scillitani Luis Velez Flight 011
Robert Fisher Wilfred Trye, 323rd TRS,
Seth Kniepmann 323rd Training Squadron 326th Training Squadron Flight 011
Luis Salas Flight 011 Flight 005
Matthew Tallman Nikolaus Gottschalk William Frazier Female Airmen
Christopher Williamson Matthew Guterriz Flight 006 Sheliah Jelks, 326th TRS,
Flight 010 Jonathan Higginbotham Whitney Amstutz Flight 006
Steven Johnson Matthew King Diana Barlow Ashley Searcy, 326th TRS,
James Lord Tomas Marquez Debra Clark Flight 006
Airmen earn honors Wilford Hall doctors
in cyber competition win AMSUS awards
The recent 67th Network Warfare Wing Cyber Turkey Shoot, Combat By Master Sgt. Kimberly Yearyean-Siers Maj. (Dr.) Julio Lairet, director of the
Crew and the Cyber Gunsmoke competition gave the Air Force an 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs Enroute Care Research Center at the Joint
opportunity to recognize, recruit and retain the best network warfare Center of Excellence for Battle Field Health
operators. Two 59th Emergency Medical Squadron and Trauma Research, received the first
Crews from across the Air Force participated in the competition. The doctors were recognized for their outstand- ever AMSUS rising star award. The award
turkey shoot challenged competitors in four separate phases of competi- ing leadership and commitment to improv- recognizes individuals who demonstrate
tion including weapon system knowledge, tactical planning, weapon sys- ing health care during the Association of success in federal health care delivery or
tem employment and execution, and a leadership challenge fitness Military Surgeons of the United States management and are clearly on an ascend-
course. Cyber gunsmoke crews faced challenges in forensics, network- annual meeting and awards dinner in St. ing path to an executive leadership role.
ing, reverse engineering, and logic/programming using open source Louis, Mo., Nov. 18. Dr. Lairet’s numerous achievements
tools and research on the Internet. The overall best squadrons and Maj. (Dr.) Vikhyat Bebarta, emergency included directing the operations of the
crews in Air Force network warfare operations were determined by physician and medical toxicologist, received busiest ambulance service in the Air Force,
combining scores from each phase. the Donald F. Hagen Young Physician which transported more than 2,900
Congratulations to the following 67th NWW units and members who award. The award is presented to recog- patients in 2008. As medical director for
were among the winners in this year’s competition: nize superior physicians whose leadership the critical care air transport team, or
and outstanding execution of military and CCATT, pilot unit, he directed a process
TURKEY SHOOT Tech. Sgt. Michael Sebel
Top Academic Crew Staff Sgt. Joel Tomissini
humanitarian operations has saved lives. improvement program that assessed the
Detachment 2, 315th Network Senior Airman Thomas Schaefer. Dr. Bebarta’s many accomplishments care delivered on every critical care trans-
Warfare Squadron Maj. Ray Erickson include his work to improve combat casual- port mission across the globe. His advice to
Maj. Scott Robin Top Electronic Systems Security ty care, his support of Operation Iraqi the Air Mobility Command Surgeon shaped
Master Sgt. C.D. Thurman Assessment Unit
Freedom and his achievements in medical the training and equipping of all CCATTs
Mike Swanson Staff Sgt. Joel Tomissini 426th NWS, Vogelweh, Germany
research. He created Wilford Hall Medical deployed by the Air Force in support of
Top Tactical Planning Crew Top Leadership/Fitness Crew Top Attack Unit Center’s first toxicology consultative service global operations.
Detachment 1, 315th NWS 68th Network Warfare Squadron 315th Network Warfare Squadron, which provides 24-hour coverage. While AMSUS is comprised of medical profes-
Maj. Ian Schneller Lt. Col. David James Fort Meade, Md. deployed, Dr. Bebarta served as an sionals serving in the full spectrum of
Tech. Sgt. Eric Hansen Senior Airman Wilman Dean
Staff Sgt. Adam Warren Senior Airman Christian Favorite AF-WIDE CYBER GUNSMOKE SHOOTOUT
Emergency Department Flight commander healthcare disciplines, from the U.S. Army,
Airman 1st Class Lewis Caturia Detachment 2, 315th NWS where he developed a clinical policy on the Navy, and Air Force, to the U.S. Public
Top Weapon System Crew 90th Information Operations treatment of white phosphorus burns and Health Service and Department of Veterans
91st Network Warfare Squadron Champion Combat Crew Award Squadron created the Department of Defense toxicol- Affairs. The organization provides up-to-
Tech. Sgt. Daniel Newbold 91st Network Warfare Squadron Detachment 1, 315th NWS, Hickam
Tech. Sgt. MichaelSebel Tech. Sgt. Daniel Newbold AFB, Hawaii ogy e-mail consult service for deployed date information and services to more than
providers. 9,000 members.
NOVEMBER 27, 2009 TALESPINNER PAGE 7
Newest crop of MTIs graduate Airmen receive chief’s recognition
Congratulations to the following recipients of the Lackland Chief’s Group Look Sharp Award, received in recognition of
outstanding performance, appearance and dedication:
Congratulations to the Airmen who graduated from Airman 1st Class John Fitzgerald Senior Airman Jennifer Jacobson
59th Surgical Operations Squadron 37th Aerospace Medicine Squadron
Military Training Instructor School Nov. 25: Airman 1st Class Charlotte Gerhardt Airman Ashley Steele
59th Dental Training Squadron 59th Dental Squadron
321st Training Squadron
Staff Sgt. Gregory Johnson • Staff Sgt. Ryan Mathews
Tech. Sgt. Lynard Sears
322nd Training Squadron
Chapel holiday services
Tech. Sgt. Anthony Hall • Tech. Sgt. Ricardo Rodriguez Permanent Party Services Christmas Day
All events held at Freedom Chapel unless otherwise noted. 9 a.m., Christmas Day Mass
For more details, call 671-4208
323rd Training Squadron
Staff Sgt. Kenneth Adams • Staff Sgt. Mark Kallies Base Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 1, 5:45 p.m. (Gateway Club lawn) (All services at Airmen Memorial Chapel)
Tech. Sgt. Anthony Smith Dec. 11, 6 p.m., Menorah Lighting and Meal
Christmas and Advent Dec. 12, 9 a.m., Hanukkah Service
324th Training Squadron Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Immaculate Conception Mass Dec. 18, 6 p.m., Menorah Lighting and Meal
Staff Sgt. Brandon Bennett • Senior Airman Alan Davis Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Protestant Children’s Christmas Play
Christmas Eve New Year’s Eve
326th Training Squadron 5 p.m., Children’s Mass 5:30 p.m., Vigil Mass Mary Mother of God
6 p.m., Orthodox Service (Airmen Memorial Chapel) 10:30 p.m., Protestant Watch-night Service and Meal
Staff Sgt. James Clevenger • Master Sgt. Rosa Williams
7 p.m., Protestant Candlelight Christmas Service
9 p.m., Catholic Christmas Lessons and Carols
331st Training Squadron 9:30 p.m., Christmas Eve Mass
Tech. Sgt. Michael Brangham • Staff Sgt. Matthew Fons
Tech. Sgt. Christopher Smith
433rd Training Squadron
Staff Sgt. Kevin Carmony
PAGE 8 TALESPINNER NOVEMBER 27, 2009
IMPACT from P1 Monday with senior base new Airmen Training
leadership to discuss the Complex, Lackland will
are small and we had findings, a formal out- be paying close attention
some minors. We’re brief will be held in to managing the environ-
meeting the federal stan- December to address ment.
dards and keep reducing those issues. “The Environment
our findings every year.” “We’re trying to get Protection Agency and
AFI standards are ahead and let leadership Texas Commission on
higher than those of the know what we found,” Environmental Quality
federal government. He said Mr. Rairdan. “Then have already said they
explained that during the we’ll start working on will look at us several
recent drought, Lackland the root causes, how times a year,” said. Mr.
water conservation and they can be fixed and Rairdan. “We’re trying to
restrictions were imple- prevented in the future.” make sure we are in
mented earlier than city- He said with the compliance and (they
imposed restrictions. amount of construction are) very happy with
After a meeting last on base, in particular the what we’re doing.”
SHIRT from P3 This is an opportunity for
Airmen to express, through their T-
Airman and family member,” said shirt design, what living the Air
Secretary Donley. “Sense of com- Force life means to them, their
munity is a cultural trademark of family, and their friends.
the Air Force, and we will seek To find details on the contest,
ways to nurture it as part of the Airmen and eligible patrons of Air
larger ‘Year of the Air Force Force MWR programs can log on to
Family’ effort.” www.myairforcelife.com.
Love your job in the Air Force?
Want to share your personal
experiences in the military with
others? The Lackland Speakers’
Bureau wants YOU! Call 671-5066
or 671-2907 for more details.
NOVEMBER 27, 2009 TALESPINNER PAGE 9
Library changes cardholder policy
More information aids patrons, material tracking
By Sharon Amann Lackland Library system. “Under the and telephone number, sponsor’s office account, unless the sponsor chooses to
Lackland Library old policy members of the same family symbol and a military e-mail address. withhold permission.”
could get library cards if they carried Library staffers no longer take Social Circulation rules also have changed
There’s a new cardholder registra- a military dependent identification Security numbers. Instead, the library on some materials to better track them
tion policy at the Lackland main and card. But, we had trouble getting circulation system creates a unique with the new card policy.
patient libraries designed to more materials back from family members profile for each account using the Four DVDs can be checked out per
effectively keep track of materials when the sponsor transferred because sponsor’s birth date and initials. family. Meanwhile, Rosetta Stone or
checked out at both locations. the computer program didn’t associate “Spouses can still get cards without other downloadable language pro-
Cards are now issued solely in the them with the out-processing military the sponsor being present, but they grams and CLEP study materials on
sponsor’s name with family members member.” should have all of this information so DVD or CD-ROM are limited to one per
attached to the same registration. The new registration form requires we can create an account,” Ms. family.
“This has been a long time coming,” sponsor information including local Shapiro said. “Family members with
said Lenore Shapiro, Director of the address and telephone, duty address ID cards have permission to use the See LIBRARY P10
PAGE 10 TALESPINNER NOVEMBER 27, 2009
LIBRARY from P9 rials. Checkouts are lim- students and interna-
ited to five items, in- tional students attending
“These specialized cluding two media items the Defense Language
media programs can such as DVDs or CDs. Institute and the Inter
cost more than $600 per Temporary users may American Air Forces
unit. We want to mini- not check out download- Academy must also pro-
mize the amount of able language material. vide the name and
money a military mem- Patrons registering phone number of their
ber might owe to the for temporary library military training leader.
government should one privileges must provide a “This is more infor-
be lost or damaged,” Ms. local address or PSC box mation to give but we
Shapiro explained. plus the address and need it to track down
Active-duty members office symbol of the unit our materials if they are
temporarily assigned to they’re attached to while not returned,” Ms.
Lackland for at least two at Lackland and their Shapiro said. “We don’t
weeks can register for a departure date. charge fines for overdue
short-term library ac- Gateway Inn room materials, but we are
count. numbers are not accept- stewards of Air Force
Temporary library ed as local addresses property and are
users will not be issued a because the inn does not responsible that it’s
library card, but may accept mail for its available for everyone in
use their military ID guests. the Lackland Air Force
card to check out mate- Technical training Base community.”
See if your business
sense could earn you
extra money. Learn how
to submit your ideas
by calling 671-CASH
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Family support programs give sense of belonging
By Mike Joseph “This is an important program for through recurring and new pro-
Staff Writer spouses because so many don’t grams.
know where to find resources dur- Heart Link is one of the ongoing
Among other goals, Heart Link ing a time of need like deploy- programs falling under Year of the
aims to give Air Force spouses a ment.” Air Force Family. Interest in it on
sense of belonging. Sharon Witter, Airman and Lackland has increased over the
Consider that mission accom- Family Readiness chief, said the past year after switching to an
plished after a Heart Link orienta- spousal program provides infor- evening format in August 2008.
tion Nov. 18 that also educated mation first hand, not off-the- Mrs. Detouche said one of her
spouses on the Air Force mission street information or hearsay. It highlights from the event was
while providing information about also gives spouses directions for gaining a clear understanding that
family support programs. answers to any questions. Year of the Air Force Family was
Orientations, held quarterly at the “All you have to do is pick up more than a slogan.
Airman and Family Readiness the phone or go to a unit,” said “Many military service mem-
Center, are open to all spouses. Mrs. Detouche. bers and families suffer because of
“I felt a sense of belonging to a “One of the main goals is to a lack of knowledge about where
family. They made it clear that provide information and educa- to go, what to do and what to say,”
anything I needed help with only tion,” Ms. Witter said. “It’s also to she said.
required one important task – help them understand the active- Airman and Family Readiness
ask,” said Leslie Detouche, wife of duty members’ role and duties continues to fine tune its Heart Photo by Alan Boedeker
a 37th Security Forces Squadron (while giving) them a big picture of Link program to accommodate Kristi Williams Nicholas (center), wife of Airman 1st Class
NCO. what the Air Force is about.” attendees. Ms. Witter said plans Nickolas Williams, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and
Nearly 30 people attended the Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. for 2010 are to have two day and Reconnaissance Agency, and other spouses listen as Col.
orientation. Norman Schwartz has declared two night sessions. Each orienta- Pat Fogerty explains the importance of family support
“I was so excited to see so July 2009-July 2010 Year of the tion also includes a commander’s programs during Heart Link Nov. 18. Heart Link classes,
many people attend,” said Terryca Air Force Family. The Air Force is briefing, meal and childcare, and held quarterly at the Airman and Family Readiness Center,
Fuller, Airman and Family committed to improving the quali- graduates of the orientation strengthen Air Force families through knowledge about
Readiness Heart Link director. ty of life for Airmen’s families receive a Heart Link coin. military programs, agencies and the mission.
Airman responds to neighbor’s fire
By Patrick Desmond for the scene inside the he reentered the house with
Staff Writer house. procurement specialist Photo by Alan Boedeker
Sergeant Maldonado was Rudolpho Ortiz, who extin- Staff Sgt. Michael Maldonado, 326th
Military training instruc- surprised to see smoke bil- guished the fire. Training Squadron, receives a coin
tors are notoriously busy. lowing out of the kitchen Due to the severity of the from Maj. Gen. Mary Kay Hertog, 2nd
One 326th Training directly to his left with the smoke, Ortiz was treated Air Force commander, Nov. 17.
Squadron MTI had an unex- stove and surrounding area for smoke inhalation
pected addition to his Oct. ablaze. overnight but recovered in
28 to-do list: respond to a “I was very surprised time for work the next day.
house on fire. considering how (relaxed) Frank Tejada Estates
While renewing his lease the lady was,” he said. “It community manager Kristy
at the Frank Tejada Estates was not only the stove, but Sharpe said the house
East housing office, Staff the smoke in the house received repairs to cabi-
Sgt. Michael Maldonado made it worse. There was a netry, fresh paint due to the
was interrupted when a lot.” fire damage and a thorough
resident, living next door to The MTI began search- cleaning.
the office, walked in and ing through cabinets for a With kitchen, man’s best
reported a fire in her fire extinguisher until he friend and everyone
kitchen. was notified a dog was still involved unharmed,
“She came in very non- upstairs in the house. Sergeant Maldonado down-
chalant,” Sergeant He immediately stopped played his own role, joking,
Maldonado said. “It didn’t what he was doing and ran “There weren’t boulders
seem like a big deal at the upstairs to find the dog and falling. It wasn’t like
time.” get it out of the house. ‘Backdraft’ or anything like
The resident’s relative With the pet rescued, that.” Responding to fires is
calm did not prepare him Sergeant Maldonado said just another part of his day.
NOVEMBER 27, 2009 TALESPINNER PAGE 13
Photo by William Belcher
James Hunter, nationally renowned author, public
speaker and trainer, makes a point on Servant
Leadership Nov. 17, during the Air Force
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Agency Sensor Rally Commander's Conference on
Lackland's Security Hill.
Servant leadership advocate stresses actions over words
By Wayne Amann ference occurred in conjunction with public speaker and trainer, also told ship) game? It takes a lot of practice
Air Force ISR Agency Public Affairs the agency’s 30th annual Maj. Gen. the ISR leadership that great leaders to break old habits and establish new
Doyle E. Larson Sensor Olympic must possess humility and integrity. ones. I know a lot of intellectual lead-
Knowing how to lead is one thing – Awards banquet Nov. 19. “Character is doing the right ers. They know all about it, but unless
leading effectively is another. Servant Leadership is a philosophy thing,” he emphasized. “It’s doing they (apply) it, it’s just information.
That difference formed the founda- based on strengthening the bonds of what’s needed, not what’s wanted. That’s the tragedy with a lot of lead-
tion of a presentation on Servant respect, responsibility and caring with The most common form of cruelty is ers.”
Leadership delivered Nov. 17 by the people around you. not telling the truth.” This speaking engagement marked
James Hunter, keynote speaker for the “The essence of leadership is get- Currently a principal consultant in the 70th time Mr. Hunter has address-
Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance ting after it,” Mr. Hunter told the a Detroit-area labor relations and ed an Air Force group. His Air Force
and Reconnaissance Agency’s week- Sensor Rally gathering. “Leadership is training consulting firm, Mr. Hunter father flew B-29s in Korea so he said
long Sensor Rally activities on not management, it’s influence.” said he worked around a lot of bad he has a natural affiliation with blue-
Lackland’s Security Hill. He promoted his philosophy with leaders earlier in his career. He found suiters. He added he loves being
The audience for Mr. Hunter’s the formulas: Intentions + Actions = out what didn’t work and got inspired around the military.
speech included commanders and Will. Conversely Intentions – Actions = by what did. “I see people in the Air Force who
command chief master sergeants Squat. “Even the worst leaders get it,” he are more disciplined, who want to
from across the agency enterprise. Mr. Hunter, the nationally renown- said. “The difficult part is changing.
The Sensor Rally commander’s con- ed author of “Servant Leader,” and a How do you get it into your (leader- See ACTIONS P14
PAGE 14 TALESPINNER NOVEMBER 27, 2009
ACTIONS from P13 change. I see the mili- people who’ve made the
tary willing to do those successful transition to
change and grow, espe- things.” servant leadership.
cially NCOs, he Mr. Hunter admitted “If it was easy, every-
explained. “People need it’s a slow process. Only one would be doing it,”
tools. If they don’t have one out of 10 people he said. “It’s not easy to
them or the training sustain a servant leader- change.”
they fall back on the old ship style a year after he Mr. Hunter’s appear-
‘kick ‘em harder’ men- talks to them. Still, he ance reinforced one of
tality. finds that encouraging the agency’s continuing
“They need to have because during the 30 key tenets of developing
their old paradigms years he’s been on the and caring for ISR pro-
challenged about what speaking circuit, he’s fessionals and their fam-
leadership is and help to contacted thousands of ilies.
Lackland Conservation Corner
HOLIDAY COOKING TIP
Don't open the oven door to look at what's
cooking inside. Instead, turn on the oven light
and check cooking status through the oven
window. Opening the door lowers the tempera-
ture inside by as much as 25 degrees which
increases cooking time and wastes energy.
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Air Force officials emphasize individual fitness responsibility
By Tech. Sgt. Amaani Lyle program, because statistics show that people who
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs exercise in groups have a much higher percentage of
maintaining their fitness and exercise programs.”
WASHINGTON – While Air Force commanders As part of the service’s blueprint to create a cul-
have the responsibility to maintain a unit fitness pro- ture of fitness, the new AFI includes new incentives
gram, the new fitness Air Force instruction will bet- to keep Airmen motivated to get and stay fit, the
ter emphasize each Airman’s responsibility to meet general added.
and maintain fitness standards, officials said recent- “The new program is health based, gives Airmen
ly. rewards for incremental improvement in fitness, and
Commanders and supervisors will continue to emphasizes the most important aspect of fitness –
emphasize the importance of fitness and provide cardiovascular endurance – so our Airmen can
Airmen duty hour fitness time when mission per- respond to the demands of the mission and environ-
mits, but will no longer be mandated by the AFI to ment,” General Jones said.
do so, said Maj. Gen. Darrell Jones, the director of As the operations tempo increases, Air Force
force management policy. leaders will look to fitness assessments to provide Courtesy Photo
“It is every Airman’s responsibility to maintain the commanders with a tool to determine the overall fit- While Air Force commanders have the responsibility to
standards set forth in this AFI 365 days a year,” ness of their military members. maintain a unit fitness program, the new fitness Air Force
General Jones said. “The Air Force encourages For more information about PT requirements, instruction will better emphasize each Airman's responsi-
organized squadron physical fitness; it continues to visit the Air Force Portal. Once approved, the new bility to meet and maintain fitness standards, officials said
be a very important part of our (physical training) AFI will be posted. Nov. 13, 2009, in Washington, D.C.
PROTECT THE NETWORK
The following removable flash media are
unauthorized on all DoD information systems:
• Memory sticks • Thumb drives •
• Camera flash memory cards •
NOVEMBER 27, 2009 TALESPINNER PAGE 17
AIRMAN’S ATTIC HOURS Call 671-3608 during non-busi- WOUNDED WARRIOR DONATION DRIVE AFAS offers need-based grants information and forms.
The Airman’s Attic is undergoing ness hours for the weekly list of November is Military Family of $2,000 to dependent children of The submission deadline is
reorganization and is now open items not being accepted. Appreciation and Wounded Warrior active duty, Title 10 Reservists on March 1, 2010.
Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.- Month, observances supporting the extended active duty, Title 32 AGR For more information, refer to
2 p.m. Donations are accepted TESTING CENTER CLOSURES Year of the Military Family. performing full time active duty, the OSC Web site or call Darla
Mondays only, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The National Testing Center, A donation drive sponsored by retirees, retired Reserve with 20 or Gerner, scholarship chairman, at
Military and civilian volunteers located in Bldg. 5725, will be the Lackland Family Advocacy more years of qualifying service 888-5063.
are also needed. For more informa- closed Dec. 21-Jan. 4. Program is underway through the and deceased Air Force members.
tion, contact Master Sgt. Jeffrey Contact Lackland Education end of November. The collected Also eligible are spouses of LRS CUSTOMER SERVICE
Reed at 671-4401 or Diana Services at 671-2895 or 671-2896 items will be donated to the Fort active duty and Title 10 Reservists The 37th Logistics Readiness
Marlette at 671-9178. for more information. Sam Houston Warrior Family residing and attending school Squadron customer service is the
Readiness Center, which supports within the lower 48 states, and point of contact for all supply relat-
THRIFT SHOP BAG SALE LACKLAND SAFETY AWARDS Brooke Army Medical Center and surviving spouses of Air Force ed questions, concerns and com-
The Lackland Thrift Shop’s bag The deadline for submitting the Center for the Intrepid. members who died while on active plaints.
sale is Dec. 5, 9:30 a.m. to noon. nominations for the quarterly Drop-off locations are Wilford duty or in retired status. LRS customer service also man-
The thrift shop is open from Lackland Safety Awards is Dec. 18. Hall Medical Center, Room 4A55, For more information or to ages the zero overpricing program,
9:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays for The awards program is and the Airman and Family download the application, visit and defense reutilization and mar-
sales only. Tuesdays and designed to acknowledge Airmen, Readiness Center, Bldg. 1249. www.afas.org. keting office transaction assis-
Wednesdays the thrift shop is open Department of Defense employees Contact Staff Sgt. Dawn MacKenzie tance.
from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for sales, and units for their contributions to at 292-0404 for more information. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE To contact LRS customer serv-
and 10 a.m. to noon for consign- mishap prevention through sus- The Lackland Officers’ Spouses ice, call 671-2575, 671-3801 or
ments. tained superior performance. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ONLINE Club scholarship applications for 671-3802.
After-business-hours donations For more information and nomi- The 2010-2011 General Arnold fall 2010 are available at the To see menus for
Lackland dining halls,
can be placed in the back of the nation forms, contact Tech. Sgt. education grant program applica- Gateway Club cashiers’ cage, the go online to
building; clothing must be bagged Roshied White or Staff Sgt. Bilma tion is available online at the Air thrift shop, and on the LOSC Web mil and click on the
to protect it from the elements. Romero at 671-3969. Force Aid Society Web site. site at www.lacklandosc.org under
CHAPEL SERVICES KEY FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES
Orthodox Thursday: 5:45 p.m.
Bible Study, 6 p.m. Religious Education, 4:30 Air Force Aid Society 671-3722
Airmen Memorial Chapel p.m. Airman & Family Readiness Center 671-3722
Sunday: Airman's Attic 671-1780
Divine Liturgy, 9:30 a.m.
Religious Education, Medina Chapel Base Post Office 671-1058
Monday-Friday: Contemporary Service, 9
10:45 a.m. 1st Wednesday: Bowling Center 671-2271
Freedom Chapel a.m. Freedom Chapel
Mass, 11:30 a.m. DEERS 800-538-9552
Wilford Hall Chapel Family Child Care 671-3376
Monday-Friday: Sunday: San Antonio Military
Airmen Memorial Chapel Traditional Service, 1:30 p.m. Open Circle, Legal Office 671-3362
Wilford Hall Chapel
Mass, 11 a.m Liturgical Service, 8 a.m. 6:15 p.m. Library 671-3610
Medical Appointment Line 916-9900
For more information,
Saturday: Hope Chapel Friday: MPF ID Cards 671-6006
contact the chapel staff:
Freedom Chapel Spanish Contemporary, Outdoor Recreation 925-5532
Confessions, 4:45 p.m. 12:45 p.m. Institute
Contemporary, 10:45 a.m. Student Center TRICARE Info 800-444-5445
Mass, 5:30 p.m.
Faith Study, 1:30 p.m. Thrift Shop 671-3600
Sunday: Freedom Chapel Jummah Prayer, 1:30-2:30
Freedom Chapel Contemporary Service, p.m. Lackland Enlisted Spouses’ Club www.lacklandesc.org
Religious Education, 9 9:30 a.m. Sunday: Lackland Force Support Squadron www.lacklandfss.com
a.m. Gospel Service, 12:30 Religious Education, 10:00
Lackland ISD www.lacklandisd.net
Freedom Chapel • 671-4208
Mass, 11 a.m. p.m. a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Lackland Officer Spouses’ Club www.lacklandosc.org
Jewish Gateway Chapel • 671-2911
Lackland public Web site www.lackland.af.mil
Hope Chapel • 671-2941
Hope Chapel provided
WHMC Chapel • 292-7373
Hispanic Mass, 9:15 a.m. Religious Education, 11 Friday: My Air Force Life www.MyAirForceLife.com
Wiford Hall Chapel a.m. Airmen Memorial Chapel Year of the Air Force Family www.af.mil/yoaff
Mass, 3 p.m. Wednesday and Sabbath Eve Service,
What’s Happening•Family Support Events Around Lackland
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NOV. 30 SWING DANCE LESSONS How to apply for federal employ- accepting reservations for the Hill
MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS Free swing dance lessons are ment will be discussed, and human Country holiday lighting tour Dec. 12.
Mothers of Preschoolers, or Thursday, 6-7 p.m., at Arnold Hall resources representatives from the The tour, which costs $28,
MOPS, meets for Bible study and fel- Community Center. ENLISTED SPOUSES CLUB Army and Air Force Exchange and departs at 9 a.m. and will make
lowship Monday, 9:30 a.m., at the For more information, call 671- The Lackland Enlisted Spouses Club meets every third Tuesday of the month, Non-Appropriated Funds will also be stops in Fredericksburg, Burnet and
Freedom Chapel’s Fellowship Hall. 2619. 6:30 p.m., at Arnold Hall Community Center. For more information, visit www.lack- part of the class. Marble Falls. It will return to
Childcare for preschool-aged children landesc.org. For more information or to regis- Lackland at approximately 10:30 p.m.
will be provided. ter, call 671-3722. Sign up is at ITT in Arnold Hall
OFFICERS’ SPOUSES CLUB
For more information, call 671- PARENTS NIGHT OUT Community Center. Call 671-3059 for
The Lackland Officers’ Spouses Club meets every third Thursday of the month,
4208. The Youth Center is sponsoring a more information.
11 a.m., at the Gateway Club. For more information, visit www.lacklandosc.org.
Parents Night Out/Give Parents a SOCIAL SECURITY SEMINAR
PRAISE DANCE CLASS Break Dec. 4, from 6:30 -11:30 p.m., PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL
A Social Security seminar is Dec. CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY PAR-TEE
Praise dance class meets for children ages 6-12. The Protestant Women of the Chapel meet every Tuesday, 10 a.m., in Rooms 5 9, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Airman and The Lackland children’s holiday
Monday, 6 p.m., at Arnold Hall Children can have a night of and 6 at the Freedom Chapel for bible study. Activities for children are offered. For Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 1249. par-tee is Dec. 12, noon-3 p.m., at
Community Center. supervised fun and activities while more information, call 671-4208. A representative from the Social Skylark Community Center.
For details on the free classes, parents enjoy an evening out. Security Administration will discuss All military and Department of
call 671-2619. Cost is $10 per child or free with MILITARY COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN qualififcation requirements for retire- Defense children are invited to attend
a referral. Call 671-2388 for more The Military Council of Catholic Women meet the first Friday of the month, 10 ment, other programs and new for games, crafts, prizes, food and
information. a.m., at the Freedom Chapel. For more information, call 671-4208. changes. music.
HEARTS APART For reservations, call 671-3722. Santa Claus is also expected to
The Hearts Apart meeting for make an appearance.
deployed families is Thursday, 6 p.m., HYPERTENSION EDUCATION CLASS PRAISE DANCE CLASS DEC. 8 For more information, contact
in Bldg. 1249. A hypertension education class is Praise dance class meets Dec. 7, LOCAL EMPLOYMENT CLASS SWING DANCE LESSONS Master Sgt. Karen Cloyd via e-mail.
The meeting will focus on making Dec. 7, 12:30-3:30 p.m., at Wilford A How to Apply for Local Employ- Free swing dance lessons are
6 p.m., at Arnold Hall Community
the most of deployment and overcom- Hall Medical Center. ment on Lackland class is Dec. 8, 11 Dec. 10, 6-7 p.m., at Arnold Hall HOLLY DAZE
ing holiday stress. Limited activities The class is open to any patient For details on the free classes, a.m.-1 p.m., at the Airmen and Community Center. For more informa- Families are invited to the
for children will be offered. or family member interested in learn- call 671-2619. Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 1249. tion, call 671-2619. Lackland Youth Center Dec. 12, 10
Families preparing for deploy- ing more about hypertension. a.m. to 2 p.m., for a free holiday
ment are also encouraged to attend. For more information or to regis- event that showcases different cul-
For more information, call 671- ter, call the Nephrology Clinic at 292- HOLIDAY TOUR TICKETS tural celebrations from around the
3722. 6868. Information, Tickets and Travel is world.
NOVEMBER 27, 2009 TALESPINNER PAGE 19
Bodybuilding classic shows new moves
S C OR E B OA R D
Men W L By Patrick Desmond
1. Medical LRS 5 0
2. CPSG 4 2
3. NIOC 2 4 For five Airmen stationed at
4. Force Spt Sq 0 5 Lajes Field, Portugal, the 29th
Nov. 2- Lackland Bodybuilding Classic
Med LRS 2, CPSG 0 offered the rare opportunity to
NIOC 2, Force Spt Sq 0
Medical LRS 2, NIOC 0
fly stateside to exhibit their
physical combat readiness
Oct. 28- Saturday night at the Bob
CPSG 2, Force Spt Sq 1
CPSG 2, NIOC 1 Hope Performing Arts Theater.
Medical LRS 2, NIOC 1 “It was great. Excellent,”
Staff Sgt. Andre Booker, Jr.
Women W L
said. during the event “For us
1. Med Ops Gp 7 1 to travel this far and compete,
2. CPSG 5 3
3. Mission Spt Gp 4 4 it means a lot. We all trained
4. Med Spt Gp 3 5 together, came over here
5. NIOC 0 8
together and, luckily, one of us
Nov. 17- will be leaving with two tro-
Med Spt Gp 2, CPSG 0 phies.”
Med Ops Gp 2, NIOC 0
The event marked the first
time for many in the group to Photos by Alan Boedeker
compete in bodybuilding. (Above) Top-five winners in the women’s figure masters pose for the crowd. (Below) The top-three winners in
Senior Airman Christopher the men’s masters, 40-49-years-old, and trophy presenter Cindy Beard throw up a double bicep pose.
BRIEF S Wescott won two trophies,
taking third in men’s military was awesome. I wasn’t expect- figure what routine to do,” but The Airmen are hoping to
INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL and second in men’s novice ing to get that reaction when I after performing the crowd- gain more experience at a
The intramural basketball heavyweight. walked out onto the stage.” pleasing routine to the song bodybuilding competition at
season starts Monday. People Civilian Reggie Richard also Both civilian and service- “Tatted up,” it was all worth Ramstein Air Base, Germany,
interested in playing can con- trained with the Airmen sta- members filled the theater’s it. in April while they wait a year
tioned in Portugal, starting 975 seats to capacity to watch He said, “Once you get up to come back to Lackland.
tact their organization’s sports
about two months out from the men and women compete there – you have been working “I got positive feedback
representative. A player’s pool
the competition. through routines and poses. out for so long – it feels good.” from the judges,” Sergeant
is available for people without “It was a last minute thing,” Senior Airman Kenneth De Though most walked away Booker said. “My posing was
teams. Richard said about the deci- Gracia said the hardest part of from the men’s open, light- good. I’ll just come back even
sion to come to Lackland. “It the competition was “trying to weight, novice and military leaner and tighter.”
YOUTH CENTER BASKETBALL
categories without a tro- The 105 total bodybuilders
The Youth Center is looking phy, the group did leave flexing and posing in front of
for volunteer coaches to work with a greater apprecia- the sold-out crowd is the most
with children 5-12 years old, tion for the commitment the competition has had in its
during the youth center basket- needed in physical condi- 29 years.
ball season, from Jan. 9 to Feb. tioning as well as grati- In addition to bodybuilding
27. tude to the service that categories, and new to the
For more details, call 671- paid for the more than classic, the event included
2388. 2,000-mile trip. women’s bikini and figure
“It’s great,” Sergeant events.
CARIDO, WEIGHTROOM CLOSURE Booker said. “Where else The competition is a
The Chaparral Fitness can you get paid to work- National Physique Committee
out and compete? The sanctioned event, with five
Center carido and weight
best part about being in judges present to evaluate
rooms are closed for floor ren-
the (Air Force) is it competitors. The contestants
novations. The rooms will allows you to do some- were judged on muscularity,
reopen Dec. 7. For more infor- thing you love while rep- symmetry, size and presenta-
mation, call 671-2401. resenting the military.” tion.
9-0 Warhawks are team to beat
PAGE 20 TALESPINNER NOVEMBER 27, 2009
By Patrick Desmond
Sports Editor Who’s next trailing Sheppard
Warhawks men at San “At different
With the 9-0 Warhawks’ two-game sweep of Angelo Chaparrals, Dec. 5 points in the game,
Sheppard AFB this past weekend, in the I’ll let them know
Southwest Military Basketball League’s four-time Warhawks women at Fort where we are at
consecutive champions know the cost of being on Sill, Okla., Dec. 5-6 and where we need
top. to get to,” McGlown
“Lackland has a bull’s-eye on its back,” men’s said.
coach Curtis McGlown said. “Everybody wants to McGlown challenged the players to step up,
play Lackland.” adding, “we need to protect our home court and dic-
But that’s not necessarily a bad thing if the tate the game to them.”
team feeds off that energy, he said. The Warhawks responded: switching to man-to-
“Those guys are hyped up,” the first-year coach man, collapsing on the opposing team’s guard, and
said, “and that hypes us up to the point where we getting points off turnovers.
know ‘it’s going to be business.’” “(Michael) Whitehead hit a couple of threes and
Playing and beating college and semi-profes- our momentum shifted,” McGlown said. “We started
sional teams, the Warhawks’ reputation is spread- playing our style of basketball – aggressive.”
ing as the team to beat in military and civilian cir- The Warhawks will need that edge, playing semi-
cles. pro San Angelo Chaparrals Dec. 5 and hosting the
Going into the home games against Sheppard, Joe Hall Basketball Tournament Dec. 11-14.
Lackland has already accumulated wins against
the likes of Brooks, Fort Sam Houston, Goodfellow
and an exhibition against semi-professional squad
The Miracles – a team with Division-I caliber play-
Hoist a cup for Joe
ers. The 34th Lackland-hosted Joe Hall Basketball
“They kind of inspired us,” McGlown said about tournament is Dec. 11-14 and features military
beating the semi-professional team from Dallas. and civilian basketball teams from Texas and
“They e-mailed us, telling us about the players surrounding areas.
they have available and what they could do.” The annual competition is held in memory of
Being able to outrun opponents like they did military instructor and varsity basketball player
against The Miracles is important, but McGlown and coach Joe Hall.
also needs to check the team’s mentality to ensure The Warhawks lost to the Air Force Academy
Photo by Alan Boedeker they don’t get complacent. Preparatory School Huskies 84-79 in the finals
Warhawks power forward Quentin Leathers takes the ball up After a first half frequented by Warhawk last year but beat the Huskies in 2007.
against three Sheppard defenders Saturday during a 97-86 win. turnovers, the team headed into the locker room
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