“Warrior First Mentality” Honoring the life of
— Page 8 Dr. King — Page 3
Vol. 12, No. 3 Pope Air Force Base, N.C. • public.pope.amc.af.mil Friday, Jan. 25, 2008
If you have
about this program at
Pope forms new partnerships
The tax center opens
for business Tuesday at 9
a.m. Through Feb. 2, the
tax center accepts 1040EZ
filers only, on a walk-in
Beginning Feb. 4,
the tax center will
accept all filers through
April 15. The tax center
is located on the first
floor of building 285
and operates Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
The Pope annual
awards banquet for
2007 is at the Fort
Bragg Officer’s Club
Feb. 15 at 6:45 p.m.
The attire for the
event is as follows:
s Officers: Mess Dress
s Enlisted: Mess Dress
s Civilian: Evening Capt. Nathan Mansfield, 2nd Airlift Squadron, listens as Col. Merle Hart, 440th Airlift Wing Commander, briefs the squadrons Jan. 17 about what to expect from
attire the upcoming BRAC transition.
The cost for the
event is $30. Deadline
for sign up is Feb. 8.
Make checks payable to
43rd AW begins flying association with 440th AW
the Fort Bragg Officer’s Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Mindy Bloem as well.
Club and RSVP to Mas- Staff writer “The 440th has a lot of flying hours,” Colonel Larsen said. “We have a lot of
ter Sgt. Tim Pesavento unique experiences in our background we want to offer the 2nd AS that they may
at 394-3780 or he 43rd Airlift Wing and the 440th Airlift Wing began a new chapter in their benefit from.”
T relationship Jan. 17 as members from both wings attended various briefin-
gs in preparation for their upcoming affiliation.
The 43rd AW’s 2nd Airlift Squadron and the 440th AW’s, 95th Airlift Squadron
Colonel Larsen said one of the things he is most looking forward to is working
with the 2nd AS Commander.
“I am really excited about working so closely with, Lt. Col. Howard Ward,” he
joined forces to begin flying operations as part of the integration process. said.
survey Col. Merle Hart, 440th Airlift Wing Commander, has been Colonel Ward feels the same way.
Pope services a combat aviator for 26 years and discussed the operational “We are side-by-side in our working relationship,” he
e are new to Pope,
squadron needs your
input to help better serve
the Pope community. You
can help out by taking a
direction he would like to move in.
“The standards are going to be the same. I am going to
make sure you are taken care of because you are a vital asset
“W said. “We are the examples for forging relationships
and they (2nd AS) are between our squadrons. We want to blend these organiza-
going to teach us a lot. Plus,
tions together and continue to build the trust with our new
to the Air Force,” he said. associates.”
few minutes to complete Colonel Hart also stressed the importance of forming a they have the benefit of youth, This alliance will also bring new flying opportunities to
the 2008 Customer Feed- united front since servicemembers are all striving for the the 2nd AS since Pope is retiring the C-130 E models and
back Survey at same goal in the Global War on Terror. and youth seems to ignite a fire will now fly the C-130 H models.
http://www.usafservue.c As part of the same family, when a fellow member is in you.” “The members in my squadron are looking forward to fly-
om. deployed, it doesn’t matter what wing he belongs to, it just — Lt. Col. Bret Larsen ing the new aircraft this collaboration will bring. It is going to
matters what side he is on, he said. 95th Airlift Squadron Commander be opening a new world of capabilities for us as we begin to
“As we become integrated, I am going to treat you the train with the 440th AW. I am looking forward to the wealth
same as I treat my other guys,” said Colonel Hart, “It’s like two of experience they are going to be able to provide us with.”
high schools in the same town. They’re both still a part of the same town, just like Both Colonel Ward and Colonel Larsen said they are aware their squadrons are
DUI tracker we’re both still part of the Air Force.” embarking on new territory and are excited about the potential this will bring to
Lt. Col. Bret Larsen, 95th AS Commander, said he is very excited about the pos- Pope.
DUI tracking is cur- sibilities and is eager to work as a team. “This has never been done before, and it’s a huge challenge,” Colonel Larsen
rent as of Wednesday. “We are going to learn a lot, especially about the local area and Pope-related mat- said. “We’re setting a benchmark for the entire Air Force. It’s exciting to be breaking
Days since last DUI 4 ters,” he said. “We are new to Pope, and they (2nd AS) are going to teach us a lot. new ground.”
Plus, they have the benefit of youth, and youth seems to ignite a fire in you.” “The deuce loves challenges and cannot wait to be involved in this exciting oper-
2008 1 He said he also thinks the 440th AW will bring plenty of knowledge to the table ation,” said Colonel Ward.
DUIs for 2007 29
Super Bowl Bingo once again successful
By 2nd Lt. Chris Hoyler ing to 1st Lt. Jon Felmet, 43rd Services
Editor Squadron ,and one of the three master’s of
ceremony of the event.
Super Bowl Bingo was held Saturday at Also serving as masters of ceremony were
the Pope Club, with thousands of dollars Tech. Sgt. Brian Miller, 43rd Communications
worth of NFL memorabilia given away in Squadron and Rob Reichenbach. The three facil-
addition to the grand prize, an all-expenses itated the awarding of door prizes, which came
paid trip to the Super Bowl. down to the winners deciding whether they
AADD Saves The winner of the grand prize was Julio would keep the memorabilia for themselves or
This week 6 Rigaberto Fujardo, a family member from immediately auction it off to the crowd.
This year 26 MacDill AFB, Fla. He will go with one other Most decided to keep their prizes, but
person of his choosing to Glendale, Ariz. for some items, including a signed Houston Oil-
Super Bowl LXII Feb. 3, which will pit the ers jersey of Pro Football Hall of Fame run-
New England Patriots against the New York ning back Earl Campbell, were auctioned and
For a free, anony- Giants. fetched a high price. The Campbell jersey
He decided to keep the trip instead of went for $350.
mous ride home trading it in for a cash-value prize of $6,500. “The biggest auctioned item that sticks
Midnight. to 6 a.m. The trip to the Super Bowl was valued at out in my mind was the autographed Jim
Friday to Sunday, $13,000. Brown jersey,” Lieutenant Felmet said.
call Airmen Against Super Bowl Bingo was a day-long celebra- Mr. Fujardo added that he was very excit-
COURTESY tion of all things NFL, with dozens of auto- ed to win the grand prize and that he was
Drunk Driving at Members in the crowd in the ballroom at the Pope Club call graphed items given away as door prizes. planning on bringing his father, Julio, with
394-AADD. out “Bingo” during Super Bowl Bingo Saturday. More than 400 people attended, accord- him to the Super Bowl.
2 Jan. 25, 2008 CAROLINA FLYER
If You Can Touch It, You Can Fix It
By Col. Michael Thornton these three values into one
43rd Operations Group Commander simple phrase: do the right @pope.af.mil
thing ... always — and it's The Commander’s Helpline
worked for me every time!
any folks are quick is your direct link to Col. Timo-
to say that our Air Furthermore, every thy Zadalis, 43rd Airlift Wing
Force is broken. commander and supervisor commander.
If you have worked through
However, I can attest that the should empower their members normal channels and aren’t satis-
part of the Air Force I see every to make process and “work- fied, Helplines are an opportunity
day is very much alive and well area” changes which improve to ask questions, compliment
— definitely not broke! their functional area. Not only someone or make suggestions.
I believe Team Pope and all that, every member should be You must include a name and
phone number for a response.
the organizations within actively encouraged to “cut the Helplines of general interest
continually do their very best grass and pick-up the dead cats” will be published in the Carolina
for the overall good of the throughout their unit. I use that Flyer, others will be answered
force. Perhaps some of the saying often with my own team; by letter or phone call.
Remember, the most effi-
regulatory and process changes a silly metaphor that gets to the
cient way to solve a problem is
make us look a little ‘clunky’ at heart of it. There is nothing to talk directly to the responsi-
times, but when we all keep up worse than to see an organi- ble office or follow your chain
with the changes the rough zation die from within due to of command.
spots quickly become smooth. neglect … and you all know You can call the Comman-
der’s Helpline at 394-4357 or e-
I have always, and what I’m talking about. mail to commanders.helpline
encourage others, to believe in It's the organization that @pope.af.mil.
a vision of, “… if you can touch lacks “Mojo” and a warrior
it — you can fix it …” If a part spirit. You may not see all the Helpful numbers
of your organization has an dead cats through the tall Pope Clinic . . . . . . . . . .394-4258
imperfection, a small problem, grass, but you immediately Pass and Registration . .394-2694
Security Forces . . . . . . .394-2800
or an area that is down right recognize the difference
Legal Office . . . . . . . . .394-2341
broken, you may only need to between a team that has Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . .394-2677
make a minor tweak to get it reached “Outstanding Unit” Military
back on track. status and one that’s just along Personnel Flight . . . . . . .394-2276
In addition, I strongly for the ride. Pope Club,
collocated . . . . . . . . . . .497-4031
believe neither the Air Force, Small organizational changes TRICARE
nor any organization within, and base improvements are all Customer Service .1-877-TRI-CARE
is perfect. Therefore, I around us. If everyone embraces Civil Engineers . . . . . . .394-2821
challenge every member of the mind-set of “… if you can Inspector General . . . . .394-2302
Team Pope to ‘fix what you touch it, you can fix it ...” Pope’s Family Support
Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . .394-2538
can touch.’ Simply stated, it record of excellence will Child Development
all comes back to the Air continue to expand beyond the Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .394-4323
Force Core Values — bounds of just one organization. Kitty Hawk Inn
Integrity First, Service And before you know it, this Dining Facility . . . . . . . .394-4377
before Self, and Excellence “fix-it” attitude will have had a Housing Management .394-4867
Bowling Center . . . . . . .394-2891
in All We Do! positive effect on your Air Force, COURTESY
Fitness Center . . . . . . .394-2671
When I asked several Air as a whole, making it better for Col. Michael Thornton, 43rd Operations Group Commander, at Sicily Drop Zone. Pope Finance (Military Pay) . .394-4628
Force members what our core all of us and those that follow. Airmen and Fort Bragg Soldiers file into the back of a Pope C-130 during Operation Toy AAFES Shoppette . . . . .497-8181
values are only half were able to Continue to do the right thing, Drop Dec. 8. C-130s from both the 43rd OG and the 440th Air Wing took part in the Public Affairs . . . . . . . . .394-4183
name all three. I summarize always! event.
Reflecting Back on 2007, Wingman of the Week
Planning Ahead For 2008
By Chief Master Sgt.
43rd Operations Group Chief
ere we are at the
another year. Many
of us have probably made New
Year’s resolutions to lose a few AIRMAN 1ST CLASS MINDY BLOEM
pounds, work out more or
maybe save a few more dollars, Tech. Sgt. Christopher Gilbert, 18th Weather Squadron,
and this year we really mean it! checks the wiring on a Tactical Meteorological Observation
I have always found it System to ensure everything is working. Sergeant Gilbert,
beneficial to do a “check-up” on has worked in his career field for more than 12 years.
my life and career each January
so those resolutions I make will Tech. Sgt. Christopher Gilbert
be tools to accomplish my
goals. Here is what I do, and if COURTESY
18th Weather Squadron
you give it a try I think you will Chief Master Sgt. David Niehaus, 43rd Operations Support Group superintendent, leads a
find it helpful in planning your training session during his Warrior Fit challenge. Job description: Weather Long term goals: Complete
year and keeping your forecaster, providing weath- my Bachelor’s degree
resolutions. Secondly, I take a look at paint of how things went the resolutions than I have failed to er intelligence in support of What do you think is the
First, I always take count of what I had planned to past year may not be the most achieve over the years. 82nd Airborne division oper- best thing about Pope, and
the numerous blessings I have accomplish professionally and accurate. So I like to get None of us plan to fail, but ations why? The close relationship
been granted. Sometimes, when how successful I was at feedback and suggestions from often we fail to plan. Take a Date entered military: Dec. with Fort Bragg. It allows the
challenges seem overwhelming, accomplishing those goals. I my supervisor, Airmen, wife and good look back at what you 6, 1995 Airmen and Soldiers sta-
it’s easy to forget how great don’t have to worry about children. Amazing how what wanted to accomplish last year, Reason entered military: I tioned here an opportunity to
things really are. Having a completing PME or WAPS study you think is going just great, what you did accomplish and wanted to join the Air Force see the different services
loving wife for nearly 21 years now, but making sure all my when looked at from another what you now want to since I was a child so I could working together, and shows
who has supported me through Airmen have everything they perspective, may need some accomplish this year. Get work with people who are how each brings unique capa-
too many challenges to count need to succeed, setting the refinement and can provide feedback on what those close to committed to keeping our bilities together allowing both
and two wonderful children right example in everything I do more resolution material. you think you could do better. country safe. to accomplish their missions.
who continue to make me and being the best Chief I can Finally, I put my resolutions Develop your resolutions and Who has been the most If you could change one
proud everyday certainly tops be are very important. So down on paper where I can see put them in writing. Implement influential person in your thing about Pope, what
my list of blessings. Looking looking back to see what I them everyday. A gentle these steps, and when you career? Tech. Sgt. Kenneth would it be and why? Add
back over the year to see what I could have done better to reminder of what I want to reflect on 2008, I believe you Dixon another gate to make traffic
could have done to be a better achieve these goals is another achieve — keeping those will have greater success Short term goals: Prepare conditions better when enter-
husband and father provides great source for resolutions. resolutions clearly in sight — keeping your resolutions than for my deployment ing or leaving the base.
plenty of resolution material. Of course, the picture we have helped me stick to more ever before.
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CAROLINA FLYER Jan. 25, 2008 3
have a dream that my four little children will
“I one day live in a nation where they will not
be judged by the color of their skin but by the
content of their character.”
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Staff Sgt. Christopher Drew, 43rd Airlift Wing, and Airman 1st Class Jonathan Becker, 43rd
Medical Support Squadron, read one of the storyboards chronicling the life of Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. The storyboards were setup Jan. 18 in the Airman and Family Readiness Cen-
ter conference room.
Capt. Chris Spring, 43rd Services Squadron, explains the ground rules for the Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. Golf Tournament Jan. 18. The first place team was Tech. Sgt. Zackery Tur-
PHOTOS BY: 2ND LT. CHRIS HOYLER byfill and Staff Sgt. Wayne Fiery, both of the 43rd Communications Squadron. Senior Air-
Col. John McDonald, 43rd Airlift Wing Vice Commander, cuts a slice of cake during the Dr. man Justin Shepard, 43rd Maintenance Squadron, won the longest drive competition.
Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in the A&FRC conference room Jan. 18.
4 Jan. 25, 2008 CAROLINA FLYER
Pope talks By 2nd Lt. Chris Hoyler
Editor Stress: A normal process
What did you do while it By Capt. Teresa Hughes
43rd Medical Operations Squadron
gin of your stress, all humans
have similar responses to stress:
of hours and we move on
with our lives. (i.e., run or
way out…we lose perspective. If
this is the case for you or some-
snowed Saturday? Step 1: The brain perceives the fight off the bear). one you know, professional help
(Editor’s Note: This is the first situation as stressful (i.e., a What actually happens is most is warranted. So, you’re thinking,
of a series on coping with stress. bear is looking at us with stressors are not this obvious and that’s a pretty long leap. Well, if
Check next week’s Carolina Flyer hungry eyes) they’re not as easily solved. So, the we remember our history les-
for basic strategies for coping Step 2: The brain releases hor- stress hormones hang around our sons, the Great Depression result-
“I went shopping for my with typical life stressors.) mones (e.g., adrenaline and bodies too long. Over time, they ed in the highest suicide rates in
deployment.” For many, the post-holiday cortisol) to enable the body become toxic to our brains and our country’s history and the
season is the most stressful time to respond to the stressor. bodies causing problems like anx- label actually refers to the finan-
— Airman 1st Class of year. Adding to normal stress is Step 3: The “stress hormones” iety, depression, thoughts of sui- cial state of the country, not the
Anthony Johnson the rapidly increasing pace of the cause heart rate, blood pres- cide, weight gain, high blood pres- psychological state of our people.
43rd Services Squadron changes at Pope. Many return sure, and breathing rate to sure, ulcers, increased susceptibili- Even if you’re not at that level,
from holiday breaks realizing that increase; digestion slows, and ty to colds, high cholesterol. talking to others or taking a stress
extra slice of pie really did matter. thought processes narrow in More often than not, we tend management class may help you
For others, their significant others on solving the problem. to do nothing about our stress change your perspective, learn to
have decided a new relationship Step 4: In an ideal world, we and small things in life add up. better control your stress hor-
fits in well with their New Year’s use this energy increase to Sometimes, our brains lead us to mones or learn healthier ways to
resolutions. Regardless of the ori- solve the problem in a couple believe that suicide is the only manage your stress.
“I was here working.”
— Senior Airman
Congratulations to promotees
3rd Aerial Port Squadron
Pope Airmen receive another stripe effective Feb. 1:
To senior master sergeant 43rd LRS
43rd Mission Support Squadron Vincent Eubanks
Joseph Laursen 743rd AMXS
43rd Aerospace Medicine Squadron Terry Hawkins
“I just stayed inside and 43rd Communications Squadron
tried to stay warm.” Yessenia Kelley
To master sergeant OL C 342 Training Squadron
— Staff Sgt. 43rd AMDS Michael Mack
Jesse Cravens Christopher Alden OL JCU0 AFELM SOCOM JCU JX
43rd Logistics Readiness 24th Special Tactics Squadron Thomas Marino III
Squadron Robert Bartleson Bryan Watkins
43rd Logistics Readiness Squadron To staff sergeant
Clarence DePass Jr. 43rd CS
Donna Moore Thomas Lee Bookhart
43rd Services Squadron 43rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Erica McNair Wesley Caldwell
“I watched the Roy Jones 21st Special Tactics Squadron OL JCU0 AFELM SOCOM JCU JX
Jr. and Felix Trinidad fight.” Amy Osborne Matthew Heist
743rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Justin Zendrosky
— Tech. Sgt. Terrence Spradley 43rd LRS
Lazerick Eason Terrence Williams Helena Owusuansan
23rd Aircraft Maintenance John Penick
Squadron To technical sergeant 43rd Civil Engineering Squadron
43rd Medical Operations Squadron Timothy Rentmeister
Alice Collins 2nd Airlift Squadron
43rd Security Forces Squadron Anthony Roberts
CAROLINA FLYER Jan. 25, 2008 5
Editor’s note: To maintain information, call 396-5769. AFSCs, call the commander’s
the newsworthiness and timeli- s Shelter donations: support staff at 394-4424.
Resume and ness of the Carolina Flyer, briefs A local shelter is in need of s Palace Chase early
Getting out interview Request a will run for a maximum of cold-weather items such as release: In October 2007,
of debt This class is designed to
briefing four weeks or until the event blankets, clothing, jackets and Headquarters Air Force Person-
teach you how to create an occurs, whichever comes first. sleeping bags for adults and al Center issued a memoran-
This credit manage- The Mental Health
effective resume, prepare for If there’s a need to extend the children. Individuals can drop dum to all active-duty Military
ment class teaches wise Clinic can provide brief-
the interview, what informa- publication of the brief, call the items at the Airman and Fami- Personnel Flights implement-
credit selection, the ings to squadrons or
tion to include in the resume editor at 394-0043. ly Readiness Center, Room ing the execution of the self-
true cost of credit and groups on a variety of
and which format to use. 1061 in the Sexual Assault service Enlisted Voluntary Sep-
how to deal with too different topics. Brief-
The class also addresses s Golf: The Willow Response Coordinator office. aration process. Effective Oct.
much debt. Partici- ing topics include stress
preparing for the interview, Lakes Golf Course is The drop date is Feb. 8. For 29, the virtual MPF has become
pants will learn how to management, anger
interview attire and ques- offering a Winter more information, call 394- the primary system to request
use Power Pay, a com- management, drug and
tions that will be asked dur- Pass Golf Special for 4772/4451/3974/5903/1267. separation under numerous
puter software rapid alcohol prevention,
ing the interview. The work- $100. The pass is s Retraining pro- programs to include the Palace
debt reduction pro- couples communica-
shop will be held on Tuesday good through March gram: Air Force officials have Chase early release program. In
gram. This class is held tion, parenting and top-
from 9 a.m. to noon. Reser- 31. Individuals may play all announced phase two of the the past, requesting early
Thursday from 8 to 10 ics related to deploy-
vations are required. To reg- week (Monday through Sun- 2008 noncommissioned officer release through the Palace
a.m. To reserve a seat, ment. To request a
ister, call the Airman and day). Carts are available Friday retraining program, targeting Chase program required multi-
call 394-2538. briefing, call 394-4700.
Family Readiness Center at through Sunday at a 20 percent approximately 502 airmen, ple forms, many trips to the
discount. For more informa- staff sergeants, technical ser- MPF and even unit commander
Heart link 394-2538. Family tion, call 394-4721. geants and master sergeants, recommendation. However,
Spouses are invited advocacy s Pet adop- from Air Force Specialty due to recent program changes
to come out on Thurs- program tions: The Fort Codes with overages to and the launch of on-line vol-
day from 8 a.m. to Bragg Adoption AFSCs with NCO short- untary separation program, the
noon for a fun-filled Individuals who Facility has cats ages. The involuntary application process has
day of interactive suspect child abuse, and dogs in need of phase two of the pro- become much easier. With
games, prizes and free child neglect or domes- adoption. The cost is gram runs through assistance from your local Air
lunch. Limited child- tic violence within a $67 and includes March 31. For com- Force Reserve recruiter, appli-
care funds may be military family should all vaccinations plete details and a list cations can now be submitted
available. Reservations call the Family Advoca- and a microchip. of available retraining-
are required by Mon- cy Program at 394-4700 The adoption in and retraining-out See NEWS on Page 6
day. To register, call the to report their con- facility is open Monday
A&FRC at 394-2538. cerns. Calls may be through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
made anonymously. and is located off Reilly Road in
building 2-7402. For more
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From Page 5
Editor’s note: To request
volunteers, submit briefs to the 43rd Medical Group ... Healthy Forces Healthy Families
for approval in as is little as call the Public Affairs office Carolina Flyer by calling 394-
15 minuets. For more infor- at 394-4183. 0043 or by sending and e-mail Q: What is the policy on bringing children to medical appointments for other family members?
mation, call 394-1099 or s Air Force to email@example.com.
visit www.afreserve.com. Sergeants Associa- A: Children under the age of 12 should not accompany parents or siblings to their medical
s Flight engineers: tion: Tar Heel Chapter s Gardening: The appointments. This policy is necessary to decrease the spread of infectious diseases (expos-
C-130 flight engineers 367 of the AFSA, retired Cape Fear Botanical Garden ing a healthy child to sick people), and eliminate accidental injuries. Our staff cannot be
(1A1X1) are needed. Can- Chief Master Sgt. Wade always has volun- responsible for the safety and welfare of unsupervised children in the facility and your com-
didates must interview Baucom, meets every third teer opportuni- pliance with the policy is greatly appreciated. The medical group strives to provide the best
with Chief Master Sgt. Terry Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in ties available. health care possible in a safe and conducive environment.
Studstill of the 95th Airlift the upstairs meeting room Wednesdays
Squadron, pass a Flying of the Pope Club. All Air are volun- Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Class III physical and have Force active duty, reserve t e e r
a minimum G-57 ASVAB and retired enlisted mem- days, but
score. Flight engineer can- bers are invited to attend. volun-
didates must also have a For more information, call teers are welcome Outside the gate
prior 5 or 7 skill level in 394-7829. to help any day of the week.
the 1A0, 1A2, 1A3, 1A7, s Annual awards If you are interested or have Editor’s note: To main- tary/government identifica- to competition for students
2AXXX or 2M0 career field banquet: The Annual questions, call Ronda John- tain the newsworthiness and tion cardholders ages 18 and ages 12 through 20. Eligibility
ladder or possession of a Awards Banquet is Feb. 15 son at 486-0021, check out timeliness of the Carolina older. For more information, terms, prize description, full
valid Federal Aviation at the Fort Bragg Officer’s our Web site www.capefear- Flyer, briefs will run four - call 396-1217. guidelines and application
Administration Flight Engi- club. The medallion cere- bg.org or visit the garden at weeks or until the event s Learn to Skate: Fort are available on the Fayet-
neer certificate, FAA private mony begins at 5:30 p.m.; 536 North Eastern Blvd., in occurs. Bragg’s Cleland Ice Skating teville Symphony Orchestra
pilot license or valid FAA social hour at 6 p.m.; Fayetteville. Rink will accept registration Web site at www.fayet-
aircraft and power plant chimes at 6:40 p.m. leading s Animal Haven: The s Fitness Equipment for their Learn to Skate group tevillesymphony.org. Each
license, or aircraft mainte- up the event at 6:45 p.m. Haven no-kill animal shelter Orientation: Fort Bragg’s lessons Tuesday through Feb. spring, the Fayetteville Sym-
nance technician license. The attire is mess dress for in Raeford needs help making Recreation Division will offer 16. Price is $60 per student phony Orchestra awards a
For more information or to officers, mess dress or improvements to meet new Fitness Equipment Orienta- for the six week semester. $1,000 cash scholarship to a
schedule an interview, call semi-formal for enlisted state regulations. They are in tion classes through March. Semester begins Feb. 18. Cumberland County student
Chief Studstill at 394-7795 and evening attire for civil- need of donated dog food, Orientations will be held on Open to the public. For more through a competitive
or e-mail him at ians. The deadline to sign cat food, building materials, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Tuck- information, call 396-5127. process. For further informa-
email@example.com up is Feb. 8 and the cost is labor or volunteer help with er Physical Fitness Center and s FireAntz: The Fayet- tion, call the orchestra’s
s Carolina Flyer $30. Checks should be fundraisers. For more infor- on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. at teville FireAntz play host to offices at 433-4690 or visit
home delivery: Anyone made payable to the Fort mation, call 875-6768 or visit Ritz-Epps Physical Fitness the Jacksonville Barracudas their Web Site at www.fayet-
who subscribes to the Fayet- Bragg officer’s club. Please www.thehaven-nc.com. Center. Open to all mili- Saturday at the Crown Colise- tevillesymphony.org.
teville Observer can have a RSVP to Master Sgt. Tim s Air Force Sergeants tary/DoD identification card- um. Game time is 7:35 p.m. s Reynolda House
complimentary copy of the Pesavento at 394-3780 or e- Association: The Air Force holders. For more informa- For more information call Museum of American
Carolina Flyer delivered to mail him at tim.pesaven- Sergeants Association is request- tion, call 907-5242. 321-0123 or go to www.fire- Art: Reynolda House Museum
their house every Friday by firstname.lastname@example.org. ing volunteers for their annual s Post Racquetball antzhockey.com of American Art in Winston-
7 a.m. Individuals who do s Class reunion: Valentine's Day trip to the Veter- Tournament: The Post Rac- s FSU Basketball: Salem, N.C, will host a series
not subscribe to the Fayet- E.E.Smith high school class an’s Home in Fayetteville Feb. 14 quetball Tournament will be Fayetteville State of dynamic, informative and
teville Observer can still get of 1989 is seeking class at 10 a.m.. People who are conducted today through University will fun events in conjunction with
the Flyer through the mail members to plan its 20-year unable to attend can support the Sunday at Ritz-Epps play St. the museum’s spring exhibi-
by calling Fayetteville Pub- reunion. For more informa- local AFSA chapter by donating a Physical Fitness Center. Paul’s Col- tion: Ancestry and Innovation:
lishing at 323-4848 and pay- tion, call Letitia Lewis at dessert or finger foods for the Play will begin at 6 p.m. lege at Fel- African American Art from the
ing for the cost of postage (336)638-8711 or e-mail party. Those who have children Open to military/govern- ton J. Capel American Folk Art Museum,
only. For more information, email@example.com. can have their child’s class draw ment identification card- Arena. The beginning with an opening
cards for the veterans that will be holders ages 18 and older. women play at 5:30 reception Feb. 1 from 7 to 9
read and distributed during the For more information, call p.m. and the men right after p.m. The reception is open to
upcoming trip. If helping with 396-1217. at 7:30 p.m. For more infor- the general public and will
Capt. Rolandis J. Crawl is appointed as Summary Courts foods or card, please have these s Indoor Soccer: Fort mation call 674-1724 or go to include a performance by the
Officer and is authorized to make disposition of the per- items dropped off Feb. 14 by 8 Bragg’s Indoor Soccer Pro- www.uncfsu.edu. singing ensemble, University
sonal effects of Airman 1st Class Noah P Settle as stated a.m. If planning to help out in gram will run today through s Fayetteville Sym- Men of Winston-Salem State
in AFI 34-244. Any person having claims for or against the any way, e-mail Master Sgt. Mach. 9. Games will be phony Orchestra: Fayet- University, and refreshments
deceased, please contact Captain Crawl at DSN 424-5800 Michael Crawley at michael.craw- played on Friday evenings teville Symphony Orchestra and entrance to the exhibition
or 394-5800. firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as pos- and Saturdays/Sundays dur- announces the 2008 Harlan and the main floor of the his-
sible or call 394-2302. ing the day. Open to mili- Duenow young artists concer- toric house.
CAROLINA FLYER Jan. 25, 2008 7
Pope conserves energy
By Airman 1st Class to conserve energy:
Mindy Bloem s Ensure the facility thermostat is set according to
Staff writer the base energy conservation policy.
s In buildings where the temperature is controlled
On Jan. 24, 2007, President George W Bush . by thermostat, set the thermostat to 78 degrees
signed an executive order mandating all federal during the cooling season and 68 degrees during
agencies limit their energy consumption by 3 per- the heating season. Additionally, if the space is
cent annually. In order to comply with this mandate, unoccupied at night and on weekends, set the
Pope began implementing additional energy conser- thermostat to 83 degrees during the cooling sea-
vation measures. son and 62 degrees during the heating season at
Most bases are able to pursue energy contracts the end of each work day.
as a way of following the executive order, said 1st Lt. s Do not purchase or install window air condition-
Andrew Cullipher, 43rd Civil Engineer Squadron ing units and do not re-partition office space
base energy manager. However, since Pope will not without coordinating with CES first. For guid-
be able to pay back for these contracts over a period ance and project review, call maintenance engi-
of time like other bases can due to the base realign- neering at 394-2823.
ment and closure, it is important to implement s Do not air condition shop, warehouse or labora-
other, more creative methods for reducing energy tory space having ceiling heights greater than 10
consumption. feet unless specific mission requirements exist.
Some of these methods include thermostat set s The use of electric space heaters is discouraged.
points, no-heat/no-cool periods, ramp lighting con- If they must be used, add them to the “End of Day
trols, and the newest method, base parking lot and Checklist.” Do not use in rooms with a tempera-
roadway lighting reduction. ture sensor or thermostat on the wall, and always
The base parking lot and roadway lighting reduc- consult with the fire department for rules on safe
tion plan stems from the realization that since many use.
of the facilities on base don’t operate 24 hours a day, s Follow the guidance in energy advisories pub-
their parking lot lights should not waste unnecessary lished by our energy supplier and CES.
energy by continuously being left on. s Purchase only Energy Star high-efficiency elec-
The 43rd CES has developed four ways to elimi- tronic products.
nate light poles, thereby reducing consumption. s Make sure facility exterior lights are turned off
s Delamp — renders the light pole inoperable by during daylight hours.
removing the bulb or fuse. s Keep doors closed to all air conditioned facilities.
s Photocell with integrated timer — removes the s Call CES customer service at 394-2821 to report
existing photocell and replaces with PC/IT. any energy waste.
s Manual switch with timer — user initiated device s Readers can also check out this Web site for ener-
that automatically turns off after set amount of gy saving practices for work and home.
time. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/consumer/tips/. COURTESY
s SCADA — programmable electronic control sys- Lieutenant Cullipher said although the intent of
tem using radio frequency to control lamps. the program is that it will be permanent, safety and One Last Time
“If we conserve energy, we will save funds that can security needs of the base will take precedence to The last Pope C-130E, such as the one in the photo above, to deploy to Southwest
be spent elsewhere,” Lieutenant Cullipher said. lighting reductions. Asia left here last week. Due to BRAC-related moves, aircraft 63-7884 is the final E
“Additionally, we need to meet our reduction goal In addition, coordination is still on-going among model scheduled to deploy from Pope. the Pope aircraft currently deployed are
outlined by the president’s executive order.” Cur- the 43rd CES, facility managers at affected buildings scheduled to either transfer to other units or return to Pope and integrate into the
rently, Pope’s monthly utility bill averages and Sandhills Utility Service. BRAC-related aircraft transfer plan. The next Pope C-130 to deploy will be a C-130H
$300,000 for electricity and natural gas. For more information, call Lieutenant Cullipher model from the 440th Airlift Wing.
The 43rd CES lists some steps readers can take at 394-2915.
When you do something great in the Air Force, let your
mom and dad read about it in their newspaper. Fill out a:
Hometown News Release
For more information, call the
Carolina Flyer at 394-4185
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Your gateway to health care — TRICARE ONLINE — www.TRICAREOnline.com
Story and photos by Tech. Sgt. Todd Wivell
43rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs
he ground burst simulators explode with a thunderous bang, a cloud of white smoke rolls
T across the four manned defensive fighting positions and shots ring out back and forth
between the base perimeter and the wood line. The battle has begun.
Although this may sound like something from a new video game or something you heard about in
a passed on story, it is an actual event that takes place on Pope almost monthly.
It is the local Expeditionary Combat Skills Training conducted by the 43rd Security Forces
Squadron. ECST takes place in the wooded area off of the end of the flightline.
“The primary goal of ECST is to ensure gaining commanders in combat areas are receiving
‘combat ready warriors,’” said Staff Sgt. Yamil Roman-Rivera, NCO in charge of the ECST program and
43rd SFS member. “Since April 2007, I have trained more than 300 servicemembers that have been
tasked to deploy around the world.”
ECST is a mandatory three-day course for members deploying in support of the war.
The first day is set up for weapons qualifications, the second day is classroom instruction on
combat skills with some afternoon individual and group movement conducted outside and the last
day is the field training exercise conducted at the wooded area off the end of the flightline.
“Conducting ECST takes a lot of coordination,” said Sergeant Roman-Rivera. “We work with
combat arms, munitions, transportation, civil engineering and all of the unit deployment managers
here at Pope to train those individuals deploying.”
The field training exercise takes the most coordination because it is held outside of the
classroom and is conducted in the most realistic environment with actual scenarios played out
throughout the event.
Members attending the class are broken out into the roles of flight commander, four-person
fire teams, two-person defensive fighting positions and entry control points. The security team is
tasked with sustaining the base’s security and ensuring no insurgents get past their positions.
“I thought the course was excellent and well planned,” said Airman 1st Class Amber Morton,
43rd Airlift Wing Legal Office. “It provided a clearer picture of what to expect in the event we were to
engage in combat.
“The instructors were excellent in the field and quick to answer any and all of our questions,
which made us feel more comfortable in the field and more confident to handle anything that might
arise during our deployments.”
Airman Morton, along with 14 other servicemembers tasked to deploy in the near future,
recently attended the three-day ECST course Jan. 8 to 10.
“I think the ECST course was well organized and it had a lot of valuable information put into
two days of training,” said Airman 1st Class Brittany Robert, 2nd Airlift Squadron. “What I took from
the course is that everybody in the Air Force should act as if we were all security forces members and
protect our assets so we can complete our mission.
“The best part of the course was actually being out in the field acting as if we were in real life
situations and having different scenarios ran against us. We took what we had learned in the course
and applied it to each specific situation.”
Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pounds, 43rd Security Forces Squardron member and an Expeditionary “What we plan for everyone to take from this course is to prepare for the worst and hope for
Senior Airman Esan Thomas, 43rd Services Squadron, loads blank ammunition into his M-
Combat Skills Training instructor, activates the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement Sys- the best,” said Sergeant Roman-Rivera. “The Air Force as a whole would like every servicemember to
16 ammo clips before the start of the Expeditionary Combat Skills Training field train-
tem gear of one of the students during a field training exercise Jan. 10. Students wear gear be a warrior first and then carry on in their individual career fields in these deployed locations. Our
ing exercise Jan. 10.
that sounds off when they have been shot. Sergeant Pounds is one of the four primary training prepares them for this type of mentality.”
instructors for ECST. For more information on upcoming ECST courses or to inquire about how to help with the
field training exercise portion of the class, contact your Unit Deployment Manager or Sergeant Roman-
Rivera at 394-6114.
As smoke bombs are denotated around the simulated base, two students prepare to
defend their defensive fighting position during an Expeditionary Combat Skills Training
field training exercise Jan. 10. Each DFP was made up of two-man teams with a four-
man fire team supporting them whenever needed. Members from the Expeditionary Combat Skills Training class conducted Jan. 8 to 10 load
their M-16 ammo clips with blanks before the start of a field training exercise. Each member
received two clips of blanks for the exercise Jan. 10 and then took positions to defend their
Airman 1st Class
Joseph Boyle, 43rd
Squadron, takes aim
After a full day of field training exercise, An assailant rushes through the heavy from his defensive
the 15 class members and four oppos- smoke to attack a defensive fighting fighting position on
ing forces members clean their position during an Expeditionary Com- opposing forces
weapons in the Expeditionary Combat bat Skills Training field training exercise attacking his position
Skills Training classroom. The last part Jan. 10. Members from Pope volunteer during an Expedi-
of the course is to throughly clean all to act as opposing forces during these tionary Combat Skills
weapons and ensure all function checks field training exercises and for a short Training field training
are completed before the weapon can time actually get to see what it is like to exercise Jan. 10. Air-
be turned back in the armory. be on the offensive side of an FTX. man Boyle said he
enjoyed this day and
Airman 1st Class Brittany Roberts (left), 2nd Airlift Squadron, and Senior Airman Esan wished the Air Force
Thomas (right), 43rd Services Squardron, defend the entry control point during the Expedi- would do classes like
tionary Combat Skills Training field training exercise Jan. 10. Despite a heavy downpour of this more often.
rain, all 15 students participated and completeed in the one-day exercise.
10 Jan. 25, 2008 CAROLINA FLYER
Keep your eyes, ears open
By Kimberly Grann length of the call. When reporting suspicious (logos, decals, wheel covers
Air Force Office of Special s Try to identify the caller by, behavior, indicate who you missing, tinted windows, rack
Investigations Detachment 324 sex, age, accent, or country observed and what they did, on roof). These accurate
of origin as well as stay what you saw, when you saw it, details are paramount to filing
How many times have you tuned to the background where you saw it and why it a helpful report.
received a phone call at work noise. was suspicious to you. Terrorist attacks happen in
or even home where the caller Lastly, you have two Do your best to give a stages. One of these stages is
asked specific questions about options. description to include gender, pre-incident surveillance.
your work place and address? The first is to push the race, age, build (medium, heavy Indicators include a person
Did the questions not seem “MCH” button on your tele- set, thin, etc), peculiarities and/or group that doesn’t fit in
right? phone. MCH stands for “Mali- (scars, tattoos, missing limbs), with the crowd. For example,
Did you identify the caller cious Caller on Hold.” Pushing complexion (light, dark, ruddy, you may spot a person or
or recognize the voice? this button allows you to hold olive) hair (color, length, group at the mall who doesn’t
Did the caller have a good the incoming call on the include facial hair), weight appear to be shopping, or a
reason for asking the ques- switchboard. (thin, heavier than you or some- person or group at a super-
tions? The second option is to not one you know and use that market, mall, hospital carrying
Did they sound legitimate? hang up your phone. weight as a starting point), a back pack or package. It may
If you answered “no” to any With either of these meth- clothing (list from what you be in a theater, where you see
of these questions, this may be ods the authorities will have a observed head to toe), weapons someone acting in a suspicious
a suspicious call that needs much better chance of tracing (if observed) and method or manner or not paying particu-
immediate attention. Treat it as the origin of the call. direction of departure. lar attention to what is on the All these acts may appear the appropriate local, state
you would a bomb threat. Did you ever think you Try to watch for the vehicle screen. It may be a person or harmless, but these can be pre- and/or federal authorities.
All your workplace phones could be the answer to your the suspect departs in, if they group observed video taping incident indicators of an Should you observe a sus-
should have the AF Form 440 community’s safety just by do depart by vehicle. This is the crowd or security at a spe- attack. picious person or activity on or
(Bomb Threat Aid) near by, reacting to a suspicious call in where most witnesses make a cial event, but not really If it appears out of place off base, notify the 43rd Secu-
and it should help guide you the right manner? You may have mistake, as they forget to observing the event. and suspicious to you, imme- rity Forces Squadron immedi-
to ask the caller the following stopped a serious incident. observe the license plate (most It could be a person or diately report it to local ately by calling 394-2800. Tell
questions: It may not be a phone call, important) and write it down group taking sketches of/or authorities. them you would like to make
s Why do you need this infor- but rather suspicious activity. immediately. video taping a historical or If you detect suspicious an Eagle Eyes report.
mation? Be the eyes and ears of our Other good describing important sight. persons or activity; do not take During your day-to-day
s What organization are you local, state, federal authorities, traits of a vehicle include It could be a person who action. Do not confront the travels we ask everyone to
with? Air Force Office of Special color, make and body type (2- gets up from their seat on a person and/or individuals. Do remain alert and be vigilant.
s Who are you? Investigations and security door, 4-door, van, SUV, pick- bus or during an event and not reveal your suspicions. Do Do your part to help our base,
s Where are you calling from? forces by reporting suspicious up). Check for damage or any- leaves a briefcase or backpack record as many details as pos- local, state and federal author-
s Note the time, date, and activity. thing unusual on the vehicle behind. sible and immediately notify ities protect our country.
Reilly Road, Manchester Gate entry procedures
Security Forces give answers to frequently asked questions about Pope entry gates
By 2nd Lt. Chris Hoyler dential or a DD Form 2220 authorized to enter through the tification can sponsor no more
Editor (Armed Forces vehicle decal) gate at Manchester Road as than five people on base at a time.
must enter thru the Reilly gate. long as they have their DoD ID There is an exception to
Editor’s Note: This is the In addition, the Reilly Road card in their possession. this for special events such as
second of three articles on gate is the entry point for all Master Sgt. Anthony Frazier, weddings, family reunions,
security measures in transi- delivery, construction, taxi and 43rd Security Forces Squadron, retirements, promotions or
tion at Pope. Read next week’s towing vehicle, so if you need also said that military members social functions, but a special
Carolina Flyer for an update one of these services, make may utilize Manchester gate set of instructions must be fol-
on registering privately-owned sure you tell them to enter with their DoD ID card and a lowed.
weapons in base housing. through that gate. computer-generated pass. First, the sponsor needs to
With the recent closure of DoD ID card holders are Sergeant Frazier also said provide a list of all personnel
the Armistead Road gate leav- the only ones authorized to there will be uniformed per- who plan on attending the AIRMAN 1ST CLASS MINDY BLOEM
ing Pope with two entry gates enter through the Manchester sonnel at all gates until the event. The list must identify Staff Sgt. Mark Mays, 43rd Security Forces Squadron, checks
at Reilly and Manchester Road, Road gate. If a military member Army assumes control of Pope. each attending individual by id cards at one of the Pope entry gates.
the 43rd Security Forces is driving a rental car, they can The last important procedure first and last name and middle
Squadron has been fielding enter through the Manchester to take note of is how to sponsor initial, with the list in alphabet-
questions about requirements gate as long as they are in pos- people to get on base. Military ical order by last name. That list From there, the list will be trollers at the Reilly Road gate.
to get on base. session of a rental agreement and/or civilian employees must be turned in by 72 hours processed by Police Services For more information, call
The Reilly Road gate is cur- and a DoD ID. assigned to Pope with valid iden- prior to the date of the event. and provided to entry con- Sergeant Frazier at 394-2229.
rently the only approved visitor There has been a recent
processing point for Pope. This trend at some Air Force bases
means all visitors not in pos- toward discontinuing the use of
session of a valid military or the Armed Forces vehicle decal.
civilian entry authorization cre- Those military members are
CAROLINA FLYER Jan. 25, 2008 11
Political guide for military
members, civilian employees
By Capt. James Dorman solicit votes for or against a dates and issues.
43rd Airlift Wing legal office partisan political party or s Display a political sign, sticker,
candidate. button, etc., but not while on
With the upcoming election s Serve in any official capacity or duty.
year, many military members and be listed as a sponsor of a par- s Contribute money to political
civilian employees will take an tisan political club. organizations and candidates.
active part in political activities at s Speak before a partisan politi- s Attend political fundraising
the local, state or federal levels. cal gathering of any kind for functions.
In doing so, it’s important to promoting a partisan political s Be an active member of a
remember that active-duty mili- party or candidate. political party or club, or even
tary members and civilian s Participate in any media pro- manage a political campaign
employees are encouraged to gram or group discussion as or circulate nominating peti-
participate but prohibited by fed- an advocate of a partisan tions for or against referen-
eral law from engaging in certain political party or candidate. dum questions, constitutional
forms of political activities. s Perform duties for a partisan amendments and municipal STAFF SGT. CASSANDRA LOCKE
The following is a guide to
authorized and unauthorized
political committee during a
campaign or on election day.
s Campaign for or against can- Blood donations
political actions for military s Fundraise in federal facilities didates in partisan elections. A medical technician takes blood from Airman 1st Class Christopher Wills, 43rd Civil Engineer
members and civilian employees. or military reservations for a s Make campaign speeches Squadron, Jan. 18 at the Cape Fear Blood Donor Center in Fayetteville. The community’s O-
Military members may: partisan political cause or for candidates in partisan negative blood supply has been critical lately and 10 Pope Airmen answered the call for dona-
s Register, vote, and express candidate. elections. tions and contributed to the supply. The next Pope blood drive is scheduled for March 6.
opinions on political candi- s Fundraise in uniform or using s Distribute campaign literature
dates and issues (but not as a official title for a partisan in partisan elections.
representative of the Armed political cause or candidate. s Hold office in political clubs
s Make monetary contributions
to a political organization.
s March or ride in a partisan
s Display a large political sign,
Civilian employees may not:
s Use their official authority to
‘Stop!’ for everyone’s safety
s Attend partisan and non-parti- banner, or poster (as distin- interfere with an election.
san political meetings or ral- guished from a bumper stick- s Use an official title while par- By Staff Sgt. Holly Todd on both ends of the runway. If a trians behind the aircraft. Large
lies as a spectator when not in er) on the top or side of a pri- ticipating in political activities. 43rd Operations Support vehicle operator ignores the aircraft can produce jet blast in
uniform. vate vehicle. s Engage in political activity Squadron lights, the vehicle can actually excess of 100 miles per hour and
s Sign a petition for specific leg- s Attend partisan political while on duty reflect navigational signals in the extend up to 200 feet. Jet blast
islative action or a petition to events as an official represen- s Engage in political activity in The traffic lights on the wrong direction; thus interfering and blowing debris that accom-
place a candidate’s name on tative of the Armed Forces. any government office. perimeter road located near the with the accuracy of the naviga- panies it can seriously jeopardize
an official election ballot. s Use contemptuous words s Engage in political activity ends of the runway on Reilly tional signals and jeopardizing the safety of vehicles, pedestrians
s Write a letter to the editor against the President, the Vice while wearing an official uni- Street and Hurst Drive are there aircraft safety at a critical stage of and cyclists.
expressing personal views on President, Congress, the Sec- form. for one reason — safety. Drivers, flight. Finally, the lights may signal
public issues or political can- retary of Defense, the secre- s Engage in political activity pedestrians and cyclists need to Another instance the traffic red due to an unsafe aircraft gun
didates. tary of a military department, while using a government be aware that ignoring these sig- lights are activated is during air- condition. When an unsafe gun
s Display a political sticker on a the Secretary of Transporta- vehicle. nals can endanger themselves, craft emergencies. condition exists, aircraft are
private vehicle. tion, or the Governor or legis- s Become a candidate for public aircraft, crew and passengers. Due to the unpredictability of parked on either Red Ramp fac-
s Enlisted members may hold lature of any state, territory, office in partisan elections. The air traffic controllers in an emergency landing, the area ing the woods or facing the gun
nonpartisan civil office as a commonwealth or possession s Wear political buttons while the control tower are trained to near the runway needs to remain berm.
notary public or member of a in which the military member on duty. change the traffic lights to red clear. Should the aircraft fail to Both areas point toward
school board, neighborhood is on duty s Host or sponsor a political when one of four potentially land on the runway, the lives of Hurst Drive. When this occurs, it
planning commission, or sim- s Send political e-mails from fundraiser (although you may dangerous situations occurs. vehicle operators, pedestrians is vital vehicles do not drive in
ilar local agency. their government e-mail or attend it). The most common reason and cyclists would be in danger. front of the gun, which may dis-
s Officers may hold nonparti- use an official title in a politi- Keep these restrictions in traffic lights are activated is due This could also make recovery charge inadvertently.
san civil office on an inde- cal e-mail. mind as you participate in the to aircraft performing a specific more difficult for the emergency Despite the situation, it is
pendent school board that is Civilian employees may: political process in the coming approach that uses ground-based aircraft if it collided with a vehicle important that every individual
located exclusively on a mili- s Be candidates for public office months. While these restrictions navigational signals for course or other object within the area. pay attention to the traffic lights
tary reservation. in nonpartisan elections. are the most common, these lists guidance. Jet blast from engines can on the perimeter roads at all
Military members may not: s Register and vote as they are not exclusive. If you have any If reported weather condi- also create hazardous situations. times. Although you may not be
s Be a candidate for, or hold, choose. questions about whether a politi- tions reach certain prescribed Depending on the aircraft type aware of the reason the lights are
civil office. s Assist in voter registration cal activity you wish to engage in lows and an aircraft is executing and position on the runway, the activated, look out for the safety
s Participate in partisan political drives, drive voters to a is authorized, call the Pope Legal this specific approach, the con- traffic signals will be activated for of yourself and others and stop
management, campaigns or polling place and volunteer at Office at 394-1535. trol tower will activate the lights the safety of vehicles and pedes- when directed.
conventions. a polling place.
s Allow publication of partisan s Serve as election judge or
political articles signed or clerk.
written by the member that s Express opinions about candi-
12 Jan. 25, 2008 CAROLINA FLYER
Pope Airmen have a voice Tops in Blue is in need of
with the new ‘Rising Six’ a few good Airmen...
By Staff Sgt. Jon LaDue Grimm, 43rd AW Command teer opportunities intended
43rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs Chief. to help the base and local
Chief Grimm believes Pope community.
More than 60 Airmen from Airmen can make a difference The current dormitory
across Pope attended a meet- through this organization and council will administratively
ing at the Pope Club Jan. 10 to expects great things over the fall under the Rising Six which
learn about a new avenue for course of the next year. should appeal to a large num-
speaking up on important “There is no limit to the ber of Pope Airmen who are
issues affecting life on base. impact that this group will living in the dorms. This can
Pope’s Airmen Council has have on Pope … the drive and be an effective way to get
merged with Team 5/6 to cre- imagination of our junior questions or concerns regard-
ate the Rising Six — a new enlisted to make things better ing dorm life answered.
organization designed to is unmatched,” the chief Ultimately, dorm and qual-
address Airmen’s concerns, added. ity of life issues are why
develop future leaders and The Rising Six can also be organizations like Rising Six
contribute to the base and instrumental in developing are important. When Sergeant
local community. well rounded Airmen. Eventu- Frazier noticed that the partic-
“The development of the ally Top 3 will hand over the ipation in the Airman’s Coun-
Rising Six will give a much Airman Professional Develop- cil and Team 5/6 were MIKE MURCHISON
needed voice to the Airmen of ment Seminar to the Rising extremely low, she decided to Tops in Blue perform for the Fayetteville community and military members Aug. 30 at
Pope,” said Master Sergeant Six which will open more hold meetings with Chief the Cumberland County Auditorium. Tops in Blue, the Air Force’s Premier entertain-
Tywanna Frazier, 43rd Airlift mentorship opportunities for Grimm and officers from Team ment troupe, is comprised of 30 Airmen from different specialties across the Air Force.
Wing Legal Office superin- members. 5/6. Their goal is to enhance mission productivity for Air Force members around the world.
tendent and current advisor Chief Grimm said the Ris- Everyone agreed that com- They perform an average of 120 performances at 100 locations worldwide each year.
for the Rising Six. ing Six taking over APDS bining the two councils into
Airmen’s concerns and makes sense because it is the the Rising Six would be a RANDOLPH AIR FORCE to fill a complete band,” said Blue,’ which will celebrate 55
suggestions sometimes get junior NCOs who are teaching great way to encourage broad- BASE, Texas — If you play the Ms. White. “Applicants don’t years of Air Force Entertain-
lost in the high-tempo Air Airmen most of the time in the er participation and form a trumpet, trombone, saxo- have to have professional train- ment and Tops In Blue,” said
Force missions can sometimes duty sections, not senior new vision. phone, or guitar you could be ing to qualify. They can be self- Ms. White. “We just need a few
bring, she said, and often NCOs. Sergeant Frazier feels that the person Tops In Blue is taught. All they need is talent, a more people to fill up the bus.
times Airmen feel as if they are Aside from mentorship the new council has lots of searching for throughout the strong work ethic and the Musicians, technicians and
not taken seriously or are and followership, the organi- potential. Air Force. If you have technical desire to improve during the drivers will make the team
unimportant to leadership. zation will encourage educa- “Pope Rising Six has the skills or can drive a truck, you touring season.” complete.”
Sergeant Frazier said the tion and also community potential to be the largest and have an opportunity to Tops In Blue 2008 is also The 2008 tour will kick off
Rising Six will work to prevent involvement. most active organization on become a member of the Air looking for technicians and on Feb. 2 and will consist of
those types of feelings by “It is my hope the mem- Pope, and the only things Force’s premier expeditionary drivers. Technicians will get approximately 125 shows.
relaying collective concerns bers of Pope Rising Six will standing in its way are a lack entertainment group, Tops In the opportunity to work with Tops In Blue will perform in
directly to wing leadership. develop pride in not only of imagination and dedica- Blue. audio, video, lighting, and Europe, PACAF and numerous
This not only appeals to the their organization, but in tion,” said Sergeant Frazier. “Our 2008 team is made staging equipment that is on stateside bases.
Airmen, but wing leadership themselves as productive Air- Rising Six meetings will be up of some of the most talent- the cutting edge of technology. They will also travel to the
as well. men in the Air Force,” said held the first Thursday of every ed members we have had join Vehicle operators are AOR to entertain troops in
“I am happy to see new Sergeant Frazier. month at the Pope Club. Airmen us in many years,” said Jeri needed to drive the custom various combat areas. Inter-
organizations that will repre- There are plans to have in the ranks of E-1 through E-6 White, production manager Tops In Blue motor coach and ested applicants can call Air
sent the needs of our junior representatives from the edu- are welcome to attend. For more for Air Force Entertainment. tractor-trailer truck through- Force Entertainment at (210)
enlisted and give them a cation office speak at some of information, contact Sergeant However, there are still posi- out the United States during 652-6566 or go to
venue to communicate to sen- the meetings and do record Frazier at 394-1512 or visit the tions open for a guitar player, the tour. www.topsinblue.com for
ior leadership on issues that reviews as well. Pope intranet Web site at trumpet players, trombonists, “We’re excited about our more information.
are important to them,” said Sergeant Frazier hopes to https://intranet.pope.af.mil/po and sax players. “We’re looking upcoming tour called ‘Deja (Courtesy of AFNews)
Chief Master Sergeant Michael provide a wide array of volun- rgs/risingsix/default.aspx.
You too can
make 40% in 2008
Be a part of the Pope AFB drive to recycle
40 % of our solid waste. It’s easy, it saves
money and it’s the right thing to do.
For more information,
contact your unit/group environmental
coordinators or the 43rd CES environ-
CAROLINA FLYER Jan. 25, 2008 13
43rd CES 61, 3rd APS (1) 27 Intramural basketball
All games will be held at 43rd MSS v 43rd SFS
the Pope Fitness Center. For 6:30 p.m.
more information call Tech. 43rd CS v 23rd AMXS
Sgt. Rabenna Winfield or Air-
man 1st Class Mavis Bahados- National
ingh at 394-2671. League
American 5:30 p.m.
League 43rd LRS v 3rd APS (1)
Monday 6:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 743rd AMXS v 3rd APS (2)
43rd SFS v 43rd MDG Thursday
6:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
PHOTOS: 2ND LT. CHRIS HOYLER 43rd CS v 43rd MXS 743rd AMXS v 43rd CES
(Above) James Mixon, 3rd Aerial Port Squadron, grabs a Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
rebound over Aaron Benson, 43rd Civil Engineer Squadron, 5:30 p.m. 3rd APS (2) v 3rd APS (1)
during a game Jan. 17. Benson helped 43rd CES get out to a
19-0 lead en route to a 31-7 halftime lead.
(Right) Agustus Williams, 43rd Civil Engineer Squadron, goes
for a reverse layup during the Jan. 17 game against 3rd Aeri- Current as of Wednesday
al Port Squadron (1). 3rd APS did not score their first two
points until more than 12 minutes had elapsed in the first American National
half. League League
43rd MDG.......................3-0 43rd LRS....................... 4-0
43rd LRS 70, 3rd APS (2) 31 43rd SFS........................2-1
43rd MXS........................1-2 3rd APS (2)....................1-3
(Left) Dobie Strong,
43rd Logistics Readi- 43rd CS..........................1-2 3rd APS (1)....................0-4
ness Squadron, grabs a
rebound during the Jan. 23rd AMXS.....................0-3
10 70-31 victory for
43rd LRS over 3rd Aeri-
al Port Squadron (2).
(Right) Marvin Ville-
gas, 3rd Aerial Port
Squadron (2), takes a
fadeaway jump shot
over a 43rd LRS
defender. 3rd APS was
never in the game, as
43rd LRS got out to a
huge lead and never
looked back. It was
the second blowout
win this season for
43rd LRS, which
defeated 3rd APS
(1)65-17 Jan. 10.
The deadline for all
material, stories and
pictures to be con-
sidered for publica-
tion is noon Friday,
the week before
Call 394-4185 for
CAROLINA FLYER Jan. 25, 2008 15
J.R. Rockers 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Crossword puzzle
❏ 394-ROCK Thursday: 11 a.m. to
Closed and scheduled 10 p.m. MAJCOM Leaders
to reopen in May Friday: 11 a.m. to by Capt. Tony Wickman
1 a.m. 71st Flying Training Wing Public Affairs
Pope Club Saturday: 9 a.m. to
Monday - Friday:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday: 1 to 7 p.m
❏ 394-4478 to 5:30 p.m. Willow Lakes
New York Monday - Friday: 10 a.m.
Pizza and Deli to 5 p.m. Auto Hobby Golf Course
Library Shop Friday and Saturday:
Monday - Thursday: ❏ 394-2293
Pope chapel 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. ❏ 394-2195 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday:
Friday: 11 a.m. to Monday - Thursday: Sunday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
315 Ethridge Street 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to
Friday and Saturday: Fitness Center
394-2677 Saturday: 4 to 10 p.m. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ❏ 394-2671
Sunday: 4 to 9 p.m. 6:30 p.m.Story Time
Monday - Friday: 5 a.m.
Religious theme: 10:30 a.m. Community to 11 p.m.
services Habanero “Imaginary Friends”
Center Saturday and Sunday:
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4
Mexican Grill p.m. ❏ 394-2779 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For bible studies call the ❏ 394-4580 Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. Holidays and family
chapel Breakfast: Wood Shop to 5 p.m. days: 8 a.m. to
Monday - Friday: ❏ 394-5049 6 p.m.
s Traditional Youth Center
service: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday:
Saturday and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. ❏ 394-4512 Frame and ACROSS 72. Mistake
Sunday, 8 a.m.
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday: Monday - Thursday: Design Arts 1. LeMay’s unit, once 73. Attempt
s Contemporary 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ❏ 394-4192
Lunch: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 4. Sass 74. Witch or sorceress
service: Sunday, Tuesday: 10 a.m. to
Daily: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 7. Cartoon transparent DOWN
11 a.m. School Age 5 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. sheet 1. 157°30’ west of due
s Sunday school Information, Programs Wednesday and Thurs- 10. Baseball tool north
(all ages): 9:30 a.m. Tickets and ❏ 394-2869
Bowling Center day: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 13. Health resort 2. Kwik-E-Mart operator
Pope Elementary ❏ 394-2891 Saturday: 10 a.m. to 14. Notre Dame great 3. Air Force Materiel
Travel Monday - Friday: 6 a.m.
Monday - Wednesday: 3 p.m.
s Lunch study with Parseghian Command command-
Dr. Ralph 15. Bullring cheer er
Richardson: 16. Slippery spot 4. Hot espresso with
Noon; second and fourth 17. Air Force Special steamed milk
Thursday of every month. Operations Command 5. Fury
s Catholic services: commander 6. Even score
Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 19. Food label for nutri- 7. Air Combat Command
5 p.m. ents, in brief commander
20. Rank of all MAJCOM 8. Air Force Cyberspace
s Daily mass: commanders Command command-
Monday through Thurs- 21. Permit er
day, 11:45 a.m. 22. Grasp firmly, grip 9. Thin
s Reconciliation: 24. Any assemblage or 10. Battle of Little ___ ___;
Sunday from 9 to set of correlated mem- place of Custer’s
9:30 a.m. or by bers demise
appointment. 27. On ___ Majesty’s 11. Pilot with 5+ kills
s Choir rehearsal: Secret Service 12. X
Monday at 7 p.m. 28. Charged particles 18. Place
31. Co. bigwig 22. Pacific Air Forces
s RCIA: Thursday at 32. Approve commander
6 p.m. 34. Region 23. Goodbye
s CCD: 11 a.m. at 35. Hostel 24. ___-fi; movie genre
Pope Elementary School 36. Nickel or dime 25. Aluminum coin and
37. Air Education and monetary unit of Japan
Services Training Command 26. Bond once
commander 29. Formerly
offered at 39. Air Force Reserve 30. ___ it ain’t so, Joe
Fort Bragg Command command- 33. Duty status, perhaps
er 36. USAF computer learn-
s Catholic service: 41. Air Mobility Command ing method
JFK Chapel, Ardennes commander 37. Limerick Catholic
Street, Saturday at 45. Droop saint with an August
5 p.m. 46. Conjunction 11 feast day
s Muslim or Ortho- 49. Lotion ingredient 38. Olive ___; Popeye’s
dox Christian servic- 50. French military cap girl
es: Call the chaplains at with flat top and hori- 40. Chop
Fort Bragg at 396-1121. zontal visor 41. Papua New Guinea
s Officers’ Christian 51. Honey maker seaport
Fellowship: 52. Singer Fitzgerald 42. Sick
Bible study on leader- 53. Each 43. Rank before Brigadier
ship, Wednesday at 54. Monastery superiors General
6 a.m. 57. Talk show host 44. Pile
59. Bro, sis, etc. 46. Destroy
s Jewish services: 60. Bad film review 47. Clear, as in earnings
For services, contact the 62. Everything 48. ___ Moines
Beth Israel Congregation 63. Summer activity 50. Air Force Space Com-
Community Center on 67. Hurricane center mand commander
Morganton Road at 484- 68. Golf prop 53. More pallid
6462. 69. Young man 55. Next US Air Forces in
s Wiccan cere- 70. USAF E-4 Europe commander,
monies: The Watters 71. Jelly replacing General
Center on Fort Bragg Hobbins
holds an open circle Answers 56. Wager
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. 58. USN equiva-
lent to AFSC
Movies 63. Deli sand-
All movies, unless otherwise posted, start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $2 for adults and $1.50 for children 12 and younger. Thursday is Family 65. Gun lobby
Fun night, $1 admission and $1 hotdogs. 66. Joke
Pope Theater Alvin C. York Theater
Armistead Street Ardennes Street, Fort Bragg
Tonight: The Golden Compass Tonight: The Chipmunks (PG)
(PG-13) ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’, a global
The Golden Compass’ is an excit- treasure that has delighted three
ing fantasy adventure, set in an generations of fans, comes to the
alternative world. At the center of big screen for the first time. The Picerne Military Housing’s Pope Neighborhood Office is
the story is Lyra, a 12-year-old girl live-action/CGI motion picture event The Golden Compass responsible for the maintenance of all Pope Family Housing.
who starts out trying to rescue a brings together the celebrated his- The Pope Neighborhood Office is located at 4 Packet Circle
friend who’s been kidnapped by a tory of its beloved characters, Dave and may be reached 24-hours a day by phone at 764-5010.
mysterious organization known as Seville and singing chipmunks The office is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
the Gobblers - and winds up on an Alvin, Simon and Theodore, adding Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
epic quest to save not only her a new comic sensibility and edge. Stop by the Neighborhood Office to meet the staff, put in a
world, but ours as well. Saturday: The Chipmunks (PG) 3 work order or enjoy a warm cookie.
Saturday: I am Legend (PG-13) p.m. Enchanted (G) 7 p.m. If interested in moving to Pope or Fort Bragg, call the
Sunday: August Rush (PG) 3 p.m.; Sunday: Aliens vs Predator (R) Picerne Military Housing Leasing and Relocation Center
The Golden Compass (PG-13) 7 p.m. Feb. 1: The Chipmunks (PG) The Chipmunks located on the sixth floor of Fort Bragg’s Soldier Support
Feb. 1: (Courtesy of AAFES.com) Center on Normandy Drive. For more information, call 495-
0878 or visit www.braggpicerne.com.