Pope Special Activities Committee — Page 6&7 Vol.13, No.47 Willing—Able—Ready Friday, November 20, 2009 Reports From SATAF V prep under way the By Capt. Dean Schmude 43rd Airlift Wing Front The joint memorandum between Air Force Headquarters and the Department of the Army regarding the disposition of Pope real property and supporting services is in its final draft stages and expected to be signed within a few weeks. The fifth Site Activation Task Force conference is planned for Dec. 7 through 11. This conference will include several working groups COURTESY PHOTO consisting of action officers from the Tech Sgt. Donald Pedro, 821st Expeditionary Training Squadron, deployed from Pope observes training with Iraqi army students. 43rd Airlift Wing, 440th Airlift Wing, Air U.S. Air Force helps ‘fuel’ knowledge Mobility Command, Air Force Reserve Command and the Army hammering out the finer details of important issues. Topics for discussion include By Senior Airman to excel, with the army learning “We usually teach the POL fuels teaching his army counterparts how real property transfer, crash, fire and Alyssa C. Miles fuel maintenance and the air force course,” Sergeant Pedro said. “In this to test fuel to ensure it’s clean and safe rescue, security, communications, U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs demonstrating their ability to case, the Iraqi army needed training for handling and use inside aircraft and Moral Welfare and Recreation, military successfully teach the material to and it was the perfect time for the Iraqi vehicles. Using clean fuel also helps and civilian personnel issues and key M embers of the Iraqi army are currently attending a petroleum, oil and lubrication fuels training course conducted by the Iraqi air force at students. According to Tech. Sgt. Donald Pedro, 821st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron fuels specialist advisor, this is the first time the Iraqi air force air force instructor to teach.” Camp Taji is a desirable place for the Iraqi army to train as the air force has a fuels lab already in place, whereas plans are being made to purchase an prevent mechanical and fuel line issues, both of which can have a negative effect on mechanical performance. Sergeant Pedro, who is deployed from Pope Air Force Base, N.C., transfer dates. This important conference will allow us to make final preparations for transferring many of the functions now being performed by the 43rd Camp Taji. has taught the course to their army army lab. recently taught members of the Iraqi AW to the Reserves and Army. The The classroom setting provides counterpart, but “it’s working out great During the course, Iraqi air force results of the conference will be an atmosphere for both branches so far.” Warrant Officer Jassam, fuels officer, is See Report page 8 posted in a future BRAC article. Pope Holiday Events n Angel Tree is a 5 as part of Operation Fayetteville Cares about program sponsored by the Pope Chapel Toy Drop. Donations should be dropped Pope’s Airmen that provides gifts to needy Airmen. This off at the duty desk in building 738 before program continues Dec. 3. For more By 2nd Lt. Cammie Quinn nonprofit organization until Dec. 9. Visit the information, call Capt. Editor two years ago and has not base chapel and Nick Whritenour or The holidays are quickly approaching, slowed down since. In 2008, sponsor an angel. Vol- Maj. David Decoursey and times like these are best spent with Fayetteville Cares organized PHOTO BY VICKI JOHNSON unteers will be needed at 394-7152. loved ones – seeing familiar faces, sharing a baby shower for 1,000 Kirk Deviere and Joanne Chavonne show Col. James Dec. 9 to sort and n Team Pope Toy laughter and reliving memories. These military moms. This year, Johnson, 43rd Airlift Wing Commander, the contents wrap gifts. For more Trot are times when families gather to visit and the group set out to help of the packages shipped to deployed Airmen and Sol- information, call Staff Family members are show love to each other. There are some deployed sevicemembers. diers Nov. 14 at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville. Sgt. Timothy Tabisz or invited to cheer on families, however, who are missing out Operation Holiday Cheer Capt.Charles Hollstein their Airmen in the on the occasion and their loved ones are was first announced in July the need is, we try to fill it or find an at 394-2677. Pope Wing Toy Trot spending the holidays away from home. as a way to support deployed Airmen and organization or business that will do that.” n Social Services and Fun Run Dec. As is the nature of the military, many Soldiers from Pope and Fort Bragg, with And have they ever – 10,000 troops foster care 4. Participants of the Airmen must postpone their traditional a goal to ship 10,000 care packages to will receive boxes, which contain sponsors 1.1-mile run have family holiday celebrations – at least until local servicemembers deployed during the goodies ranging from caffeinated gum The 43rd Security the chance to win they return from deployment. Fayetteville holiday season. to disposable cameras as well as a Forces Squadron and individual awards for Cares, a local community organization, “Our goal with Fayetteville Cares handwritten thank-you note and a raffle the local Social Ser- best costume and unit keeps servicemembers in mind and is to support our military neighbors ticket to win a Chevrolet Cobalt. vices Foster Depart- awards for most toys reaches out to remind them that back before, during and after deployment,” More than 600 volunteers from the ment teamed up to donated, most team home they are missed and appreciated. Mrs. Chavonne said. “We encompass the provide holiday gifts spirit and most festive Joanne Chavonne established the (Airman), and his or her family. Whatever See Holiday page 8 for children in foster unit. Show time is care. This year, the 2:30 p.m. and the run foster care facility begins at 3:15 p.m. UP NEXT: Eye on safety houses more than 500 Come take part in children who have a this great opportunity Super Bowl DUI Tracker wish list. To participate and pick up a wish list, to donate toys to the Angel Tree. For more Bingo DUI tracking is call Tech. Sgt. Steve Kennedy at 394-1066 information, call Capt. Dana Parker at 394- Get your Super Bowl Bingo tickets current as of or visit building 378. 6294. at the Pope Club or ITT for a chance Wednesday n Operation Gift Lift n Harvest Train to win huge prizes. Tickets are $50 In conjunction with The Falcon’s Children for members and $60 for non- Days since last DUI ..... 29 Fort Bragg’s Operation Home is hosting a members. Get your tickets at the 2009 .............................. 17 Toy Drop, the 2nd and parade to celebrate Pope Club or Information, Tickets DUIs for 2008 ................ 20 95th Airlift Squadrons 100 years of operation and Travel. For a free, anonymous ride are executing Opera- Nov. 24. To donate a AADD Saves home midnight to 6 a.m. Friday tion Gift Lift to provide present or to attend This week ...................... 2 to Sunday, call Airmen Against gifts for needy local the organization, call This year ....................... 247 Drunk Driving at residents. The gifts Vicki Johnson at 394- 394-AADD/2233. will be delivered Dec. 4184. 2 November 20, 2009 CAROLINA FLYER Commander’s Helpline The Commander’s Helpline is your direct link to Col. James C. John- son, 43rd Airlift Wing Commander. If you have worked through normal channels and aren’t satisfied, Helplines are an opportunity to ask questions, compliment someone or make suggestions. You must include a name and phone number for a response. Helplines of general interest will Col. James C. Johnson be published in the Carolina Flyer, Each week others will be answered by letter or phone call. Remember, the most efficient way to solve a problem is to talk directly to the responsible office or follow your chain of com- the 43rd mand. You can call the Commander’s Helpline at 394-4357 or e-mail to email@example.com. Airlift Wing Helpful numbers Emergency (Base Phone/home phone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .911 Cell Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394-0911 highlights Law Enforcement Desk . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..394-2800/2808 Helping Hand Hot line . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..394-2777 Crime Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 394-4111 Pope Clinic..............................................................................394-4258 Pass and Registration.............................................................394-2694 outstanding PHOTO BY RHONDA GRIFFIN Security Force.........................................................................394-2800 Legal Office.............................................................................394-2341 Chapel....................................................................................394-2677 Tech. Sgt. Jason Parrish, 43rd Security Forces Squadron, Assistant NCO-in- Military Personnel Flight.........................................................394-2276 Airmen Charge of Security Forces Training, assists with a Military Working Dog demon- stration during Red Ribbon Week at Pope Elementary School Oct. 21. Pope Club, collocated............................................................497-4031 TRICARE Customer Service........................................1-877-TRI-CARE Civil Engineers........................................................................394-2821 Inspector General...................................................................394-2302 C Family Support Center............................................................394-2538 ol. James Johnson, occasions for President Barack Operations Enduring Freedom and Child Development Center.....................................................394-4323 43rd Airlift Wing Obama and First Lady Michelle Iraqi Freedom. Kitty Hawk Inn Dining Facility.................................................394-4377 Housing Management............................................................394-4867 Commander, presented Obama, garnering accolades from Sergeant Parrish recently went Bowling Center........................................................................394-2891 his Commander’s Coin to Tech. the U.S. Secret Service. to a new position in the 43rd SFS Fitness Center.........................................................................394-2671 Finance (Military Pay)....................................................394-1410/1412 Sgt. Jason Parrish, 43rd Security Additionally, he supported as the Assistant NCO-in-Charge of AAFES Shoppette...................................................................497-8181 Forces Squadron, for his exceptional the Fort Bragg Provost Marshal Security Forces Training. Public Affairs...........................................................................394-4183 performance beyond the call of Office during “Summer Jam ‘09” “He is truly an outstanding Pope/Ft Bragg American Red Cross...............396-1231/877-272-7337 duty. by providing vital detection and performer and integral member At his job as Kennel Master, Sergeant Parrish supervised the patrol capabilities, ultimately safeguarding more than 150,000 of 43rd SFS,” said 1st Lt. Michael Alvord, 43rd SFS. BRAC: best while residing on an Army base. We were called explosive and narcotics military military personnel and family Off duty, Sergeant Parrish Pope Field then, and there working dog program for the 43rd AW and Pope’s warfighting partners. members. Sergeant Parrish also directly impacted the warfighting participates in intramural sports, and was key to the squadron’s Historical is no reason why we can’t nostalgically refer to our Sergeant Parrish coordinated first- rate MWD support on multiple mission by training and deploying four MWD teams in support of softball team winning the Pope Family Day tournament. Perspective location as Pope Field, even if we are officially named By Dan Knickrehm something different. The 276th Aero AMC Commander: ‘You Are All Heroes’ Base Historian Squadron was originally By General Arthur Lichte Air Mobility Command, Commander their troops regardless of location or circumstance. Notably, the military’s A fter reading Chappy’s article last week about what the chapel does and will continue to do on base sent to Pope to perform artillery spotting for the troops at Camp Bragg. The relationship between the activities at Pope in SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, most important resources post-BRAC, I found myself its various renditions, Ill. — As my 38 years in the are the service members disagreeing with what he with its various names has Air Force come to a close, I themselves. As a result, said on one important only increased since then. find myself reflecting on the our nation promises issue. Chappy said “we The integration of flyers great accomplishments made to stop at nothing to won’t let BRAC define who and Army personnel has by mobility Airmen ... past remove an injured we are.” From a historical become more involved over and present. Soldier or Airman from perspective, BRAC perfectly the years. The associations Ninety-one years ago we the battlefield. During defines who we are. Let me between Air Force and began developing the core Vietnam it took up to 45 explain. Army post-BRAC is a vivid competencies that define the days to transport injured While there are, no reminder of our original Air Mobility Command we personnel back to the doubt, significant unit purpose for being here. know today. Beginning with United States. During changes going on with There are other ways innovations in aeromedical Desert Storm this time Pope, that is really nothing that BRAC reinforces evacuation, our command’s reduced to approximately new. A simple example will who we are a Pope, and I heritage includes a long list 10 days. Today, these explain my point. Looking will explain a bit further. of notable achievements, movements only take 72 at a book “Air Force Bases: Chappy’s remark brings including the Question hours, which has boosted Active Air Force Bases,” into stark evidence the fact Mark’s first flight and the survival rates to more within the United States that many people see BRAC Berlin Airlift. Over the years, than 95 percent. under the entry for Pope as a negative situation. No air mobility has definitely AMC continues there were no less than 200 doubt there are situations been at the forefront of to expand its rapid different units assigned to brought about by BRAC our nation’s defense as it response capabilities the base from its beginning that have a negative impact has continually delivered with incredible distinction Resistant, Ambush Protected through the employment in 1919 until the book was on people, but there is a clenched fist to its and courage. vehicles to Iraq and the first of Contingency Response published in 1982. So units more to it. A few weeks adversaries and extended the To further understand MRAP all-terrain vehicles to Wings. These highly mobile come and go … that is part ago, I was talking with Col. outstretched hand of hope to our mobility Airmen’s Afghanistan. organizations possess the of our heritage at Pope. James Johnson, the 43rd those in need. unwavering resolve, just AMC has also fine tuned equipment, personnel The real property we Airlift Wing Commander. Today, AMC is firmly review the command’s its capability to airdrop and specialized training stand on, work in and, in He said: “It’s a fact – how centered in the fight. Every statistics from the past eight cargo into the battlefield’s necessary to deploy some cases, live in will be you look at a fact is what day, we send Airmen into years. Since Sept. 11, 2001, most austere locations with and set up a support turned over to the Army. determines whether it is harm’s way to support they transported nearly near pinpoint accuracy. In infrastructure for follow-on Again this is nothing new. If bad or not.” That statement Operations Iraqi Freedom 13.4 million passengers and September 2009, a record airlift operations. Aside you know a little bit about is profoundly true with and Enduring Freedom or drastically reduced convoy 4.1 million pounds of cargo from their wartime role, Pope history, you will recall respect to BRAC. From to provide humanitarian requirements by airlifting 4.9 was dropped from the skies CRWs have delivered that we were part of Fort one perspective it is a relief anywhere in the world. million tons of cargo within of Afghanistan. Thanks to game changing results Bragg from our beginning reaffirmation of who we Whatever the challenge, the Southwest Asia Area of our mobility Airmen, this during humanitarian relief in January of 1919 until the are and what we do here these men and women Responsibility. They further frontline support offers operations following Air Force became a separate on Pope. Oh, and Lord continually answer the call paved the way for the speedy combatant commanders hurricanes Gustav and service in 1947. That is 28 help me for arguing with a and perform their mission delivery of the first Mine- the flexibility to resupply Katrina. years of doing what we do chaplain! Department of the Air Force. Pope Air Force Base Editorial Staff The appearance of advertising in this publication including inserts or supplements, does not Commander..................Col. James C. Johnson constitute endorsement by the Department of Chief, Public Affairs............ Capt. Beverly Mock Defense, Department of the Air Force or Fayetteville Editor.............................2nd Lt. Cammie Quinn www.pope.af.mil Publishing Co., of the products or services Staff Writer............Senior Airman Mindy Bloem advertised. Staff Writer..................................Rhonda Griffin Published every Friday by Fayetteville Publishing Everything advertised in this publication shall be Layout/Graphics.................... Dawn Pandoliano Co., P.O. 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Contents of the Carolina Flyer are not necessarily provided by the public affairs office of Pope Air The public affairs office staff reserves the right E-mail: the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Force Base, N.C. All photos in this publication are to edit all submissions. Visit the Carolina Flyer firstname.lastname@example.org government, the Department of Defense or the Air Force photos unless otherwise indicated. Web site at pope.af.mil. CAROLINA FLYER November 20, 2009 3 Rucking for a good cause PHOTO BY DAWN ELIZABETH PANDOLIANO Airmen take off running at the 6.5-mile Veterans Day Ruck Race at the Pope flightline Nov. 12. The race was sponsored by Pope’s Rising Six. Proceeds benefit a planned memorial wall. Ruck race to benefit Pope memorial wall By Dawn Elizabeth Airman Data said that 37 Pandoliano pounds is heavier than people Staff Writer think, so just knowing he was Pope Airmen turned out able to complete the event for a good cause on Nov. 12. gave him personal satisfaction. Pope’s Rising Six council for Team ‘Port Dawgs’ from enlisted members sponsored 3rd Aerial Port Squadron a Veterans Day Ruck Race to agreed that the cause was raise money for a memorial more than enough reason to wall to honor Pope’s fallen give their time and donation. Airmen. The event was open It wasn’t about winning but to Pope Airmen. Registration supporting, honoring and started at 7:30 a.m. and the remembering their fellow race began at 9 a.m. Airmen. Volunteers were on hand “We’re raising money for a PHOTO BY DAWN ELIZABETH PANDOLIANO to help participants weigh good cause,” said 2nd Lt. Ben Airmen registered in four-person teams for the Veterans the rucks to make sure they Muse, 3rd APS. “It’s not just Day Ruck March Nov. 12. More than 35 teams signed up made the 37-pound required that it’s raining and we get to for the race that will benefit a memorial wall for Pope’s minimum sack weight. For carry heavy stuff.” fallen Airmen. PHOTO BY DAWN ELIZABETH PANDOLIANO those who did not have ruck Airmen 1st Class Annalee Pope Airmen pack their rucks to the required sacks or enough weight, a ruck Shreeve and Alicia Carpenter, Pedro. “At the same time, extremely well — we had weight for the 6.5-mile Veterans Day Ruck March and sandbags were supplied. Senior Airmen Laura Yale and we had several Airmen who 36 teams show up and we Nov. 12. Although the weather was cold Rachel Prehna, 43rd Logistics wanted to build a memorial were only expecting 25,” said and rainy, 36 four-man teams Readiness Squadron, came wall for all of the Airmen we Sergeant Pedro. “We didn’t turned out for the fundraising out in support of their fallen lost in Operation Enduring anticipate the participation event. comrade, Senior Airman and Iraqi Freedom.” we had.” Airman 1st Class Tim Ashton Goodman. Sergeant Pedro said the The memorial wall will Data, 43rd Communications Tech. Sgt. Leida Pedro, opportunity arose when honor six of Pope’s fallen Squadron, praised the cause 43rd Mission Support Group, they accepted the Airmen Airmen: Senior Airman Ashton of the event, but not so much and the president of the Rising Leadership School challenge Goodman, 43rd LRS; Tech. the weather. Six organization on Pope, said to have a memorial wall Sgt. William H. Jefferson Jr., “It really is for a good the Veterans Day Ruck was the built. Although the wall 21st Special Tactics Squadron; cause (the memorial wall),” brainchild of another member. starts with the names of six Tech Sgt. Scott Duffman, 24th said Airman Data. “Veterans “Senior Airman Jarred fallen Airmen, there is space Special Tactics Squadron; Day is about honoring the Fisher from the 14th Air for names to be added and Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, PHOTO BY ROBERT BUCHANAN Airmen who fight for our Support Operations Squadron future ALS classes will have 24th STS; Staff Sgt. Scott Col. James Johnson, 43rd Airlift Wing Commander, con- freedom and remembering thought it would be a good the option to make this a class Sather, 24th STS; Airman 1st gratulates the 14th Air Support Operations Squadron, who those who died for it.” idea to do a ruck march with project. Class Raymond Losano, 14th won first place with a time of 1:03:42, during the awards As for the 6.5-mile march, the entire Wing,” said Sergeant “I think the run went ASOS. ceremony after the Veterans Day Ruck Race Nov. 12. Air Force officials emphasize individual fitness responsibility WASHINGTON — While when mission permits, but will no training) program, because statistics emphasizes the most important aspect commanders establish an Air Force commanders have longer be mandated by the AFI to show that people who exercise of fitness – cardiovascular endurance environment for members to the responsibility to maintain a do so, said Maj. Gen. Darrell Jones, in groups have a much higher — so our Airmen can respond to maintain health and fitness to unit fitness program, the new the director of force management percentage of maintaining their the demands of the mission and meet expeditionary mission fitness Air Force Instruction will policy. fitness and exercise programs.” environment,” General Jones said. requirements,” General Jones better emphasize each Airman’s “It is every Airman’s As part of the service’s blueprint As the operations tempo said. “Our goal is to have responsibility to meet and maintain responsibility to maintain the to create a culture of fitness, the increases, Air Force leaders everyone in excellent shape fitness standards, officials said Nov. standards set forth in this AFI new AFI includes new incentives to will look to fitness assessments because it’s good for the 13. 365 days a year,” General Jones keep Airmen motivated to get and to provide commanders mission, and it’s good for the Commanders and supervisors said. “The Air Force encourages stay fit, the general added. with a tool to determine the Airmen.” will continue to emphasize the organized squadron physical “The new program is health based, overall fitness of their military (Editor’s note: for an inside look importance of fitness and provide fitness; it continues to be a very gives Airmen rewards for incremental members. at how to pass the PT test, see page Airmen duty hour fitness time important part of our (physical improvement in fitness, and “Fitness assessments help 11.) 1799964 Koenig, Deborah 1 x 1.0 1844736 1853571 COMMANDER FOR HILLSIDE LANDSCAPE 1802376 VETERANS SUPPLIES FSNB 396499 C.F.V. 1837339 1 x 3.0 410690 2 x 3.0 MI HWA’S BEAUTY 2 x 3.0 SALON & 1 x 2.0 4 November 20, 2009 CAROLINA FLYER groups, saving taxpayers $5 million annually in POPE TALKS roadside cleanup costs. North Carolina also has one of the largest By 2nd Lt. Cammie Quinn AAH programs in the Editor nation, with more than 12,000 miles of roadside What is your favorite adopted by more than 120,000 volunteers. Pope childhood memory? members contribute to the numbers and are involved in making a positive impact within the local community. The members of the 43rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, or better known on Pope as “Cobras,” are a big part of making that happen. Pope’s Cobras are one of several squadrons that “Climbing trees “When I asked have a long-standing and building my mom to relationship with the stuff out of adopt me.” Fayetteville AAH program. Once a quarter, Cobras wood with my team up to walk a 1.5-mile brother.” stretch of Highway NC87 — Airman 1st Class to the Harnett County Dwayne Simeon line and pick up trash. 43rd Comptroller — Veronica Bates Squadron 43rd Airlift Wing October was no different, and 40 Cobras gathered at a Kangaroo station on NC87. The group was split into four teams with one mission in mind: to do their part in cleaning up the roadside. PHOTO BY MASTER SGT. CHRISTOPHER LAMSON The teams spent Members of the 43rd Logistics readiness Squadron participate in an Adopt-a-highway about two hours cleaning project Oct. 13H the roadside and 43rd LRS adopts a highway filled 30 bags, totaling approximately 600 pounds “Visiting castles “Watching car- of trash. The bags are then on the week- toons on Sat- By Master Sgt. up? Maybe the city pays yes, through the Adopt-A- picked up and delivered to ends while urday morning Christopher Lamson for workers to clean. It Highway program. a trash site. The members 43rd Logisitcs Readiness could be the responsibility North Carolina and of the 43rd LRS will again my Dad was with a big bowl Squadron of the Department of the North Carolina complete another highways stationed in of cereal.” Corrections or maybe Department of project next quarter. So the England.” During the many even community service Transportation established next time drivers travel down — Airman 1st Class — Capt. Mason Cheetarah Lee trips down the highway workers. Those listed do an Adopt-A-Highway a highway or roadside and Macgarvey 43rd Communications 43rd Operations Group Squadron or inner city roadway, their part, but the bigger program in 1988 in see a long stretch of bright drivers often shake their questions are – how is the response to growing orange bags, they know heads at the amount of community creating the concerns about increasing that community volunteers, litter on the side of the litter involved, and are litter along state highways. just like the 43rd LRS road. Who is responsible people willing to be part The NCDOT administers Cobras, are being part for cleaning up the litter of the solution, not the the program using of the solution, not the – if it ever is cleaned problem? The answer is community volunteer problem. 1786116 1820364 ARMED FORCES HELZBERG DIAMONDS/HORIZON COMMUNICATIONS MEDI 396833 rh ff main 396901 MAIN HELZBERG 3 x 10.5 3 x 10.5 CAROLINA FLYER November 20, 2009 5 NEWS to pass exams, excel in jobs, Briefs hot cider and hot chocolate context. This class fulfills IntroCulture.html. receive free admission to from 5 until 9:30 p.m. Nov. three hours of either Social advance careers or continue the 28th annual Seagrove 28 at the Pope Chapel. Science or General Elective n OASC for education. Contact Pope’s Pottery Festival at the Children will also make credit required for the Military Success Education Center at 394-4693 Seagrove Elementary n Thanksgiving advent wreaths to take CCAF Associate of Applied Peterson’s Online or visit www.petersons.com/ School in Randolph County Service and home. Science degree. Students are Academic Skills Course for dantes/default.asp for more Saturday and Sunday. provided the course and all Military Success is designed information. See potters of the largest Social n Football instructional material at no for military members and pottery community in the The Pope Chapel Frenzy cost. For more information their families who want to n Free Festival U.S. demonstrating and is hosting a special Football Frenzy is back or an enrollment application, build reading comprehension, Admission selling their wares during Thanksgiving service with a vengence! Come to visit www.culture.af.edu/ vocabulary and math skills All active duty military this two-day event. Sunday at 6:30 p.m. the Pope Club every followed by a pie and ice Sunday and watch your cream social. A musical favorite NFL team. group from Southeastern Become a member of Baptist Seminary is the club and have a performing during the chance to win one of service. Bring your favorite two all-expense paid pie to share. trips to an upcoming n Christmas NFL game or the Superbowl. The club Tree Lighting is open every Sunday Come kick off the holiday for the duration of season with the lighting of the NFL season with the base Christmas tree at all games available for the intersection of Ethridge, viewing. Maynard and Virgin Streets Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. Hear carols n FAP from the 82nd Airborne The Family Chorus and the Pope Advocacy Program Elementary children’s choir. offers education and Horse and carriage rides and support services tools refreshments will be available. for building healthy For more information, call the family relationships. chapel at 394-2677. They offer a wide range of classes. Most n ALS classes are voluntary, Graduation self-referred and The Airman Leadership offered on a rotating School Class 10-A basis. For more graduation is Dec. 8 at the information or to Pope Club. Cocktails will be register for classes, served at 6 p.m., followed call 394-4700. by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The attire for active duty is mess n Introduc- dress or semi-formal, with tion to Cul- after-six evening wear for ture Course civilians. Reservations may Community College be made by calling 394- of the Air Force and 4417 before Nov. 25. the Air Force Culture and Language Center n Greening of are offering a distance the Chapel learning course, Adults and youth of all Introduction to Culture, ages are invited to decorate providing the principles the chapel while enjoying of culture in an applied 1786123 ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS 396834 rh ff main 6 x 10.5 AOOO, OAOO, OOAO 8 November 20, 2009 CAROLINA FLYER Holiday: Care packages for deployed Airmen n from page 1 and accomplished a good citizen-patriots and we Holiday package thing. “We really were appreciate all you do for shipping guides, tips Fayetteville Community a community that came us.” helped to sort and pack together to do this,” she This isn’t the last In order for holiday pack- Mail labels, one roll the items to be delivered to said. Pope will see of the ages to reach loved ones, of Priority Mail deployed servicemembers. The packages were Fayetteville Cares team. the following dates have tape and six cus- Servicemembers registered mailed Saturday – just in The organization plans been recommended by toms forms with online. time for the Airmen and at least one large event the U.S. Postal Service envelopes. The community response Soldiers to recieve them every year to engage for mailing packages to The Postal Ser- has been “overwhelming,” for the holidays. “It’s the community to come military servicemembers vice suggests Mrs. Chavonne said. “… As really a morale booster,” together and support the serving overseas at APO/ the following has been our experience. Army Specialist Marino military. “We made the FPO addresses in Afghan- mailing and One of the reasons Gaggini said. “We’re away decision to be responsive istan: packaging tips for Fayetteville Cares came to from our family for so to the deployment cycle, n First-Class Mail – Dec. sending packages be, we have discovered our long; it’s good to have to choose what that 4 overseas: community is always willing something that reminds event is depending on n Priority Mail – Dec. 4 n If a regular box is to come out and support you of home.” how things are going at n Parcel Airlift Mail – Dec. used, it should be strong our military neighbors. You Col. James Johnson, Pope and Fort Bragg,” 1 enough to protect the give them an opportunity, 43rd Airlift Wing Mrs. Chavonne said. She n Space Available Mail – contents with no writing and it’s like they come out Commander, was there doesn’t know what the Nov. 21 on the outside. of the woodwork to do to show his appreciation event is for next year, n Parcel Post – Nov. 13 n Cushion contents with it. We had phenomenal to the volunteers for but she is confident that Express Mail cannot be newspaper or bubble support.” Citizens of their hard work. “Those it will involve the entire used to mail packages to wrap. Pack tightly to Fayetteville pulled through things sustain us,” he community as much as Afghanistan. avoid shifting. address, and your return on this one and set out, said. “You are clearly possible. The Postal Service offers n Package food items address on one side only free “Military Care Kits,” like cookies, fudge and of the package. designed for military candies securely in leak- n Place a return address Report: U.S. AF unit trains Iraqi counterparts families sending packages proof containers. label inside the package. n Stuff fragile items with overseas. The mailing kits n Use pressure-sensitive n from page 1 their career field. can be ordered by phone or nylon-reinforced pack- newspaper or packing “I’m very happy and glad to be teaching by calling 1-800-610-8734 ing tape. material to avoid damage. force fuel sampling, color particle assessment and this class to the army for the first time,” said and asking for the Military n Do not use wrapping n Remove batteries from conductivity testing during his NUMBER months Officer Jassam. “I’ll be happier when they take Care Kit. paper, string, masking toys/appliances. Wrap here. However, during the army’s training, he this information and teach other people. Maybe Each kit includes two tape or cellophane tape and place them next to serves as an advisor and states it was quite unusual they can open a new class in their unit and teach “America Supports You” outside the package. the items inside. not being the head of the classroom. people who work with them in the future.” large Priority Mail Flat- n Print the complete n Purchase insurance “This is the first big step with us stepping away Sergeant Pedro, a native of Pawtuckett, R.I., Rate boxes, four medium- military service member’s and delivery confirmation from the big picture and letting the Iraqi air force says although he misses his family, advancing the sized Priority Mail Flat- name (without rank), unit service for reassurance of take off and go on its own,” he said. “They’re really progress in the Iraqi military makes it worthwhile Rate boxes, six Priority and APO/FPO delivery package delivery. coming into their own. It’s an amazing thing to in the end. see – the transition from me teaching the course “These classes are going to be very and them taking over and teaching it on their successful,” Sergeant Pedro said. “They’re own. It’s awkward stepping back as an advisor and adamant on learning the info. The army is Pope AFB watching instead of teaching, but it’s a beautiful excited to learn the info and the air force Mission Statement thing when it works out the way it’s working is excited to teach. I enjoy what I’m doing Support joint forces contingency outload and in- here.” here tremendously. It’s different from other garrison operational/training requirements. Provide Both Sergant Pedro and Officer Jassam agree deployments because I’m watching a nation worldwide air mobility capabilities across the spec- the best result of this training will be the qualified and its air force be built, and I’m a part of that trum of military operations. Execute Pope’s realign- individuals who will be able to train others inside process. It’s an amazing experience.” ment in compliance with the BRAC mandate. 43rd Airlift Wing Vision Statement The Air Force’s premiere Airlift Group for enroute op- erations and total force partnerships with Pope Field established as a sought-after place to work and live. 1816161 ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS 396895 rh ff main 6 x 10.5 CAROLINA FLYER Friday, November 20, 2009 9 Updated PTU wear guidance By Brad Jessmer when off-duty. n The PTU running Undergarments must be solid black or dark blue may have loose ends. Air Force Uniform Office Wear of the PTU is pants waistband will rest appropriate and worn with without any logos. n Proper military Public Affairs mandatory during physical at or within 2 inches of all uniform combinations. n Scarves and earmuffs customs and courtesies fitness assessments and the natural waistline. Both n Short or full-length will be solid black or to honor the flag during WRIGHT-PATTERSON while participating in pant legs will extend below spandex may be worn dark blue, and may wrap reveille and retreat will AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio organized PT events, the ankles and will be under both the PTU and around either the top or apply. Saluting due to — Air Force officials as designated by the zipped to within 1 inch of IPTU, but colors must only rear of the head. rank is not required when have updated guidance commander. Unit the bottom. consist of black or dark n Green or black fleece wearing the PTU. for wear of the physical commanders will n Both the PTU shorts blue. is not authorized with the The few exceptions training uniform, replacing determine the PTU and running shorts will n Headgear may PTU/IPTU. to this policy are at the previous guidance configuration. rest at or within 2 inches be authorized by n The IPTU running discretion of commanders published in Air Force If PTU/IPTU items are of the natural waistline. commanders, but may only suit top or bottom may not for accessions, professional Instruction 36-2903, Dress worn during personal PT, n The short sleeve PTU consist of either a solid be mixed with the current military education or and Personal Appearance the following is required: PTU running suit top or academic training when of Air Force Personnel. n During periods PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. LAKISHA CROLEY bottom. unit distinction is required, According to a message of low light, reflective n The lining of the such as identifying released from Air Force belts and armbands are shirt will be tucked into black or dark blue baseball PTU/IPTU shorts may be instructors from students. A1 and signed by Lt. Gen. required when wearing the shorts or running pants at cap with the Air Force removed, but no other Temporary adjustments Richard Y. Newton III, optional running shorts. all times. Do not remove symbol or “U.S. Air Force” uniform alterations are may also be authorized deputy chief of staff for Reflective accessories are or cut sleeves. logos. Headgear is to be authorized. when safety is a concern or Manpower and Personnel, optional when wearing n The long sleeve PTU worn outdoors only. n Headphones are in a deployed location. effective immediately, the standard PTU, which shirt will be tucked into n Bandanas are not authorized inside fitness Any long-term individual items making up already includes reflective the PTU shorts or running authorized unless due to a centers or designated exceptions to this policy the PTU and improved PTU material. pants at all times. Do not medical waiver condition. running areas, unless must be submitted through are considered uniform n Footwear is to push up, remove or cut n Cold weather prohibited by the the respective major items. remain conservative. No sleeves. accessories may be worn commander. command to Headquarters Air Force officials said bright colors or excessive n The optional IPTU outdoors only. n Personal grooming Air Force A1 for approval. this means strict attention ornamentation is to be sweatshirt will extend no n The knit watch cap and appearance standards Any questions regarding must be given to every worn. lower than 6 inches below will be plain solid black, apply during physical this policy should be item of the PTU, just as n Socks must be white, the natural waistline. Do dark blue or sage green fitness activities with one addressed through the with items on the Airman but small trademark logos not push up, remove or cut without any logos. exception: Long female proper chain of Battle Uniform or service are acceptable. sleeves. n Gloves will be plain hair will be secured but command. dress uniform. However, n The PTU jacket must n individual items of the be zipped at least halfway PTU may still be worn with between the waistband conservative civilian attire and collar. Sleeves will end during personal PT or within 1 inch off the wrist. 1795207 TECHNO TIRE 2 x 5.0 1842371 HENDRICK CHRYSLER-PLYMOUTH-JEE 410228 4 x 14.0 a000, 0a00, 00a0 1804346 SEVENTH POINT/TROY STATE UNIV/ 397930 2 x 8.0 10 November 20, 2009 CAROLINA FLYER Operation game day PHOTOS BY 2ND LT. CAMMIE QUINN Master Sgt. Dwayne Harris, 43rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, was selected to participate in Operation Game Day at the Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons game in Charlotte, N.C. Nov. 15. Operation Game Day was created to recognize and honor servicemembers from the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard. A local high school sang the National Anthem. 1816589 ANAPA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 396435 1 x 2.0 1845250 LOTUS ROOM 1 x 2.0 1786909 BUTLER/TILL MEDIA SERVICES 396847 rh ff main 5 x 9.0 aooo, oaoo, ooao 1777545 TIGER SWAN, INC 396794 rh ff main 1 x 4.5 CAROLINA FLYER November 20, 2009 11 New PT test tips By 2nd Lt. ups. It could be the difference between a pass or a fail. Q: How often do themselves in shape and ready. Most of the time it’s too late and they fail as a helping Airmen? you recommend Airmen result. Pride hurts those who Cammie Quinn A: Proper technique and practice the test? need help, but will not ask Editor breathing are essential. I see A: I recommend testing for it. Some people need a The Carolina Flyer staff sat a lot of people doing push- each quarter. For someone little motivation; someone down with Master Sgt. Horace ups with only their head or more hardcore, test once who is stronger or faster Johnson, a Physical Training their butt moving and barely a month. With the self- can help. It’s not just the Leader for the 43rd Logistics breaking a 45-degree angle. I regulated PT program supervisor’s job to help a Readiness Squadron, to get suggest practicing good form coming, it is imperative for fellow Airman, it’s anyone in the scoop on the new PT test. for push-ups to do well on the Airmen to police themselves that flight who is capable. PHOTO BY 2ND LT. CAMMIE QUINN Q: What are a few test. The second area I focus and do what is needed. The Q: If people are Tech Sgt. Lorraine Bussart, Staff Sgt. Crystal Parcell concerns Airmen have on is breathing during the test. misconception has always concerned about passing and Staff Sgt. Nadia Rowell, 43rd Medical Operations when it comes to the When coming up on a sit-up, been that we only test once a their test, what are ways Squadron, do push-ups at the Pope track Nov. 17. current test? exhale and take a breath at year, but in fact we should be they can better prepare? A: Passing, of course! the top. The same goes with able to test at anytime. The A: Get with a PTL or stay in shape? Fast food restaurants Every Airman is different – running. I teach Airmen to annual test is simply to record someone who is in good A: Be sure to eat are not the place to be. some do not run well, for pace themselves and to get our results for the year. shape. Go through each healthy. Eighty percent Instead, cook meals at some it’s push-ups or sit-ups. their breathing under control Q: What are common exercise and have them of fitness can be directly home and prepare enough The problem is that most before they become tired. reasons Airmen fail their critique the technique attributed to eating habits. to bring in for lunch the Airmen wait until right before Otherwise they will never get tests? to ensure the exercise is Drink more water, and less next day. Not only does this their test is due to push their breath back, causing the A: Procrastination, performed correctly. The soda and sugar drinks. Fat help weight loss, but it also hard rather than pushing body to shut down. These laziness and pride; a lot point is to take the initiative can still accumulate even saves money. Bake, instead themselves every day. simple things can help reduce of people will wait until on their own accord. when a person follows of frying food, and add more Q: What parts of the run time by a minute or get a a couple of weeks right Q: What other tricks of good work out procedures fish and vegetables to the test do you focus on when couple more push-ups or sit- before testing to try to get the trade do you suggest to but has poor eating habits. diet. 1785263 1791714 1848739 PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF HOUSE/MILITARY PUBS HATLEY LAW FIRM CENTRA THINGS IN ACENTO MILITARY 401538 2 x 5.0 2 x 5.0 2 x 5.0 1777382 PENTAGON FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 396796 rh ff main 6 x 10.5 Nov. 20, 2009 www.pope.af.mil Pope Chapel 315 Ethridge Street POPE SERVICES Combat Support & Community Service 394-2677 Kitty Hawk Inn Daily: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. n 394-4377 Saturday: 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Religious UTA weekend Saturday Information, Tickets and School Age Programs Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m Saturday, Sunday and Travel services and Sunday: n 394-4478 or 394-5462 n 394-2869 Holidays: Closed For bible studies call the Breakfast: 6 to 8 a.m. Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. to Willow Lakes Golf Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. to chapel Lunch: 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Course Butler’s Barber Shop 5 p.m. Traditional Dinner: 4 to 7 p.m. n 394-GOLF n 394-4387 Monday - Friday Library Auto Hobby/Equipment Closed Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to service: Breakfast: 5:30 to 7 a.m. n394-2195 Rental 5 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m. except Lunch: 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m. Monday - Thursday: 9:30 n 394-2293 Fitness Center second Sundays Dinner: 4 to 7 p.m. a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday: 11 a.m. n 394-2671 Mack’s Barber Shop Weekends, Holidays and Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. to n 436-7718 Contempo- Story time Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. 11 p.m. Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. to downdays rary service: Brunch: 7 a.m. to noon Friday: “Scary Stories” 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. 5 p.m. Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday: “Scary Stories” to 6 p.m. Supper: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 Community Center Holidays and family days: 7 Child Development Protestant Habaneros’ Mexican p.m. 394-2779 a.m. to 3 p.m. Center Combined Grill Closed for renovation n 394-4323/2724 Worship: n 394-4580 Wood Shop Frame and Design Arts Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the second Breakfast n 394-5049 Bowling Center n 394-4192 5:30 p.m. Sunday of each month Monday - Friday: 7:30 to Tuesday - Thursday: 1 p.m. n 394-2891 Monday and Tuesday: 10 For more information, contact with potluck following 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. a.m. to 5 p.m. Helenmarie Beaudion at services Lunch Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday: 394-1189. Sunday school (all ages): Pope Civilian Personnel Office job listings 10 a.m. at Pope Elementary School n Fire Protection Inspector, Annual Salary: $58,155 Description: GS-0081-08 Starting Annual Salary: To serve as the base Information Catholic $43,519 Description: The purpose Assurance Specialist who is the wing services: of this position is to perform fire commanders authority and focal Sunday at 9:30 a.m. prevention/ fire protection and point for Information Assurance. and 5 p.m. inspection duties designed to Also manages the communication- RCIA: detect and reduce or eliminate fire computer security program, Air Force hazards in high fire expectancy area. Electronic Key Management System, Contact 394-1856 Develops and conducts extensive fire Emission Security and Information CCD: protection and prevention education Assurance Awareness Programs 1:15 a.m. at Pope and training programs. n Secretary (Office Automation), Elementary School n Social Services Asst, GS-0186- GS-0318-05 Starting Annual Salary: 07 Starting Annual Salary: $39,295 $31,723 Description: To serve as the Services Description: To Conduct intake principal office assistant performing offered at interviews with Family Advocacy various clerical and administrative Fort Bragg Program clients use advance functions duties in support of the organization, of word processing software and performing office automation duties Catholic other FAP software to generate such as word processing in support service: required FAP documents and reports; of the clerical and administrative JFK Chapel, Ardennes n Attorney, YA-0905-02 Salary Cap work. Street, Saturday at 5 $40,093-$91,801 Description: To n Military Pay Technician, GS- p.m. Confessions at 4 serve as a legal advisor who provides 0545-06 Starting Annual Salary: p.m. support to management officials $35,361 Description: to provide services by Pope in areas of labor a variety of military pay services Muslim or Or- law, environmental law, government for active duty, reserve and/or thodox Chris- contract law and various other civil retired service members as well as law matters and issues. annuitants. tian services n Contract Specialist, GS-1102- n Readiness Program Specialist, Call the Fort Bragg 09 Starting Annual Salary: $48,066 GS-0301-09 Starting Annual Salary Chapel at 396-1121. Description: To serve as a contracting $48,066 Description: To provide Officers’ Chris- team leader and a warranted support in managing the readiness tian Fellowship contracting officer. To provide program which includes disaster business advice to the customer and preparedness, air base operability, Bible study on perform all preward and postward civil engineering prime base engineer leadership, Wednesday functions, using a wide range of emergency force and AF incident at 6 a.m. contracting methods and types, to management systems programs Jewish procure complex and/or construction. n Budget Technician, GS-0561- issues of the Carolina Flyer. should include name, rank n Air Transportation Specialist, 07 Starting Annual Salary: $39,295 services We want to We want to hear from you. and unit of author as well GS-2101-11 Starting Annual Salary: Description: To perform clerical and Contact the Faith Community Chapel hear from you Send story ideas and/ or photos to carolina. as a title. Accompanying photos should include $58,155 Description: The primary purpose of the position is to technical work in direct support of budget analysis and administration. Bldg. D-3733 Ardennes Do you have a great email@example.com. photographer serve as an aerial delivery contract . The Civilian Personnel office will St. at 489-2094. story idea, photos from a All photos should credit. quality assurance evaluator and provide updates each week. Wiccan Pope Air Force Base related be 300 dpi and include a For assistant operations officer. This This listing is current as of Nov. event or training or want short description of what’s information position will validate and develop 20. To apply for the job vacancies ceremonies to voice your opinion going on in the photo and or questions, contract requirement documents, listed above, visit the following Web The Watters Center on on an issue or previous include names, rank and e-mail the procurement evaluation standards sites: External applicants - www. Fort Bragg holds an story? Maybe you have a unit of all individuals who staff at carolina. government cost estimates usajobs.gov; Internal applicants - open circle Thursday at suggestion on what you are focal points. flyer@pope. n IT Specialist, YA-2210-02 IT https://ww2.afpc.randolph.af.mil/ 7:30 p.m. would like to see in future Story submission af.mil. Specialist, GS-2210-11 Starting resweb/search_by_state_nlo.asp. NEW RELEASE Fame By Dawn Elizabeth MOVIES Pandoliano Staff Writer to perform and practice hot dance moves. that should be the only reason you even want to Fame is a remake of see this movie and even Another Hollywood the 1980 film by Alan then, it’s probably best to Pope Theater rip-off of another popular Parker about a bunch of wait until it comes out on Armistead, Pope dance ensemble film. kids at a performing arts video. Because you will If you’ve seen High high school in New York only be left pondering Friday: District 9 (R) 7 School Musical, then trying to build and hone why Hollywood must p.m. you’ve seen Fame. Only their talents while coming take classic movies, try the faces and names to terms with life. The to make them better and Saturday: Cloudy With have changed in this teenage cast presents fail miserably. You won’t A Chance of Meatballs alternate version of the such cliché characters wanna remember this (PG) 4 p.m.; Couples popular song and dance as the chick who plays name. Retreat (PG-13) 7 p.m. teen musical drama. But piano but wants to be a make no mistake, this singer, the angry wannabe Starring: Kristy Flores, Sunday: Fame (PG-13) film is in no way like rapper and the shy girl Asher Book, Paul Iacono, 4 p.m.; Pandorum (R) 7 its namesake, which is who dreams of being an Paul McGill and Naturi p.m. what it was supposed to actress. Some A-list cast Naughton. (Courtesy of www.aafes. resemble. Instead, it was members bring a bit of life com) just an excuse to remake to this reboot of a flick that Rated: PG for the- a Disney franchise, make smothered everything that matic material includ- it hipper, and give people made the original R-rated ing teen drinking, a Tickets are $2 for adults something to watch while version worth watching. sexual situation and and $1.50 for children 12 chicks wear skimpy gear Now, if you have kids, language. and younger.
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