Vol. 33 No. 44 FRIDAY, NOV. 10, 2006
RAF LAKENHEATH, UK www.lakenheath.af.mil
Day in the life of the Command Chief
Airmen’s Food Pantry
New hours, new food, new management
PLUS: Madhatter visit Veterans Day message British honor Airman
AT A G L A N C E
$270,000 Liberty Wing CFC goal
JET 48 Vol. 33 No. 44
Friday, NOV. 10, 2006
“Anywhere, Anytime ... Current CFC pledges
Whatever needs done.”
Brig. Gen. Robert P. Steel
48th Fighter Wing commander 187,603
Capt. Beth Kelley Horine
Public affairs chief
1st Lt. Aaron Henninger
21 percent contribution
Public affairs deputy chief The Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas runs through Dec. 1.
Master Sgt. Renee Kirkland
Public affairs superintendent COMMANDERS FORUM
Staff Sgt. Nicholasa Reed 4 Remembrance Day, new U.S. memorial honors past, present warriors
Internal information NCOIC NEWS
JET 48 STAFF 7 USAFE leaders send Veterans Day message
Senior Airman Eric Donner
Editor 8 Former Madhatter visits Lakenheath
Airman 1st Class Kris Levasseur 10 British honor Airman for Iraq service
Rachael Marion FEATURES
11 Mass casualty exercise shakes up Gjilan/Gnjilane
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Remembrance Day, new U.S. memorial honors past, present warriors
By Brig. Gen. Robert P. Steel black circle in the middle. The poppies are a symbol of remem-
48th Fighter Wing commander brance for our host nation, culminating in U.K’s Remembrance Day.
On Remembrance Day, the second Sunday of November every
year, Britons gather to pay tribute to the men and women lost in the
n Oct. 15 the Air Force Memorial Foundation officially
opened to the public the Air Force Memorial in two world wars and other conflicts. They honor the memories of
Washington D.C. Adjacent to Arlington Cemetery, the those who have come before them and paid the ultimate sacrifice.
memorial overlooks the Pentagon and our nation’s capital. As long as RAF Lakenheath has existed, Americans and Britons
The Air Force Memorial honors the millions of patriotic men and have stood side by side and fought for liberty and freedom. In many
women who have served the United States Air Force and its prede- battles, we lost our countrymen together.
cessor organizations including the Aeronautical Division, U.S. As we celebrate Remembrance Day tomorrow and Sunday with
Signal Corps; the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps; the Division our host nation, reflect on the common sacrifice both the U.K. and
of Military Aeronautics, Secretary of War; the Army Air Service; U.S. have made for freedom’s cause. Just as respect is paid in
the U.S. Army Air Corps; and the U.S. Army Air Forces. With los- Washington at our newest remembrance monument, we also pay
ing more than 54,000 Airmen in combat while serving in the Air respect to the memories of our allies service and our shared warrior
Force, this is the perfect way to pay tribute to those who have come heritage, as well.
before us. Each year a poem by Laurence Binyon is recited on
Often when I’m in uniform and walking around the cities and Remembrance Day at the memorial services held all over the United
towns my family and I have been stationed at in my career, people Kingdom. The most famous stanza reads:
have approached me to say “thank you for serving.” Although it is They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
nice to be recognized for our service, it is also important to remem- Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
ber all the men and women who have put their lives on the line to At the going down of the sun and in the morning
protect our way of life. Our new Air Force Memorial immortalizes We will remember them.
the memories and service of our past, present and future Airmen, Please join our host nation, our allies and our friends tomorrow
especially poignant on this Veterans Day weekend. and Sunday at one of the many Remembrance Day events as they
Just like the U.S.’s Veterans Day, I’m sure many of you have mourn the loss of those who fell serving their nation in the fight for
seen our British friends and neighbors wearing red poppies with a freedom.
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You are correct, the intersection of Lords Walk and Radcliffe Rd.
I l i v e i n t h e a r e a a r o u n d t h e Yo u t h C e n t e r a n d b e t w e e n t h e provides numerous challenges during high traffic periods. First, these
hours of 4 to 6 p.m. Radcliff e R d . a n d t h e f o o t p a t h r u n n i n g a l o n g roads fall under the jurisdiction of Suffolk County. As such, there are
side it is a dangerous place to be. Cars park on the street and legal and funding constraints preventing me from taking direct action
footpath, blocking motorists and the pedestrians that use them. in the form of road works or signage. Nevertheless, our Civil
This creates lines of traffic and problems for drivers turning Engineer Squadron, Sercurity Forces Squadron, the RAF Commander
from adjacent streets and driveways. I have spoken to the AYA and the Traffic Safety Working Group are working on options to
and was told they know not to park there and to call the Security reduce many of the concerns you mentioned and improve traffic safe-
Forces Squadrons to report illegal parking, but calling SFS does ty. We work closely with the county in an effort to improve traffic
flow and safety at this intersection. I also encourage people to use the
not guarantee timely response. It might also help if the Security
Bangor Rd. and Lords Walk intersection as an alternative.
F o r c e S q u a d r o n i n g o v e r n m e n t a n d p r i v a t e vehicles were not
Furthermore, I understand your concern for cars parked along
part of the problem themselves.
Radcliffe Road. “Good Neighbor” parking guidelines are emphasized
I spoke to the housing office about the situation and suggest - through the Housing Office staff for residents living along Radcliffe
ed they place “NO PA R K I N G ” s i g n s a l o n g t h e s t r e t c h o f r o a d . I Rd. The Youth Center staff advises their patrons of the parking guide-
was told there was no funding to do so. I would like to suggest lines. As operations tempo permits, SFS will increase the amount of
S F S m o n i t o r t h e a r e a i n t h e t i m e f r a m e stated above before traffic and parking enforcement in the area as well. Thank you for
someone gets hurt. your concern and safety awareness.
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USAFE leaders send Veterans Day message
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany On this day we reflect on the freedom
( U S A F EN S ) — The following is a joint our veterans have secured for us in Europe,
message from Gen. Tom Hobbins, U.S. Air Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War and a Gulf
Forces in Europe commander, and Chief War. Each time, their sacrifices helped us
Master Sgt. Gary G. Coleman, USAFE to emerge stronger and smarter to face
command chief master sergeant. future challenges.
The conclusion of World War I — “the Today, our Airmen, Marines, Soldiers
war to end all wars” — compelled and Sailors are engaged in the Global War
President Woodrow Wilson to set aside a on Terrorism. They face yet another form
special day of remembrance known as of tyranny that we know will confront our
Armistice Day, which later evolved into nation for many Veterans Days to come.
Veterans Day in honor of American veter- Human costs will lie ahead until victory
ans of all wars. is once again ours. They will join the more
It was to be a day “filled with solemn than 54,000 Airmen who have died in com-
pride in the heroism of those who died in bat to grant us peace and security. Honor
the country’s service and with gratitude for them by spending time with a veteran, vis-
the victory, both because of the thing from iting a war memorial, or just reading his-
Liberty which it has freed us and because of the
opportunity it has given America to show
Enjoy your holiday safely, you deserve
her sympathy with peace and justice in the it for you ensure freedom’s future. Chief
SFS blotter councils of the nations…” Coleman and I are proud to serve with you.
The 48th Security Forces Squadron ‘Blue to Green’ allows Airmen, Sailors to transfer to Army
handled the following incidents from By Jim Garamone cialty codes that translate to Army jobs,
Nov. 1 to Sunday: then they do not need to retrain, Stewart
American Forces Press Service
Nov. 1: An NCO reported damage to said. “(A military policeman) is an MP,
her vehicle in the parking lot of Bldg 917 WA S H I N G T O N ( A F P N ) — As the Air whether Army or Air Force,” she said.
Nov. 1: An NCO was apprehended for Force and Navy continue to transform Other career fields that transfer easily
possession of a fraudulent road tax disc themselves, the two services are finding are military intelligence, administration,
Nov. 1: An NCO reported damage to they do not need the number of people supply and transportation.
his vehicle while in the BX parking lot they once did, but a program called “The majority of the jobs that are open
Nov. 4: British nationals were sus- “Operation Blue to Green,” gives an option
pected of possession of illegal narcotics are in combat support, and combat service
for Airmen and Sailors chosen for separa- support specialties,” she said.
at Gate 1
tion the chance to transfer to the Army and In fiscal 2006, 172 Airmen and Sailors
Nov. 4: A senior NCO and NCO were
involved in a vehicle accident on the remain on active duty. transferred into the Army — 152 from the
flight-line The two “blue” services are scrubbing Air Force and 52 from the Navy, according
Nov. 4: A senior NCO reported his their officer and enlisted ranks and elimi- to officials at the Army Human Resources
personal property stolen from his vehicle nating jobs. Command. The goal was 200. Air Force offi-
in Brandon The Air Force, for example, will draw cials said the program has a pretty good
Nov. 4: An Airman reported his prop- down by 40,000 jobs in the next few years. jump start for fiscal 2007.
erty stolen from his dorm room in Bldg. “These are highly qualified and moti- “To date, we’ve had 69 enlisted (mem-
917 vated people,” said Army Lt. Col. Deborah bers) apply — 25 approved, 44 pending,”
Nov. 4: An NCO was apprehended for Stewart, the chief of officer accessions pol-
assault at the shoppette said Lt. Col. Jimmy Standridge, chief of
icy at the directorate of manpower and per- the separations branch at the Air Force
Nov. 4: An NCO was the victim on an
sonnel management at the Pentagon. “The Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force
assault in Mildenhall Village
Nov. 4: A civilian reported her per- Blue to Green program allows them to Base, Texas. “On the officer side, we have
sonal property damaged in Wereham continue to serve.” 84 applications — 63 approved and 21 still
Nov. 4: An NCO was involved in a The program allows qualified Airmen pending.”
major vehicle accident on the B1077 and Sailors to transfer to the Army. This The Army cannot say what the goal for
Nov. 5: An NCO reported damage to year, there is a $10,000 bonus for those fiscal 2007 is yet. That depends on Air
his vehicle in Brandon accepted into the program. Force “force-shaping” boards that will
Enlisted personnel in grades E-1 to E-5 determine how many positions will be cut
If you have any information concern- retain their ranks and time in grade when from the service’s rolls. The officer board
ing any incident, call the security forces they transfer. Officers retain their rank and
control center at 226-2333, (01638) 522 will be held in March, and while it is not
date of rank. All who transfer go through expected to be as large as previous boards,
333 or 226-4800, or call your first ser-
the Army’s Warrior Transition Course — a it will still identify a number of people for
geant. For an emergency on base call
911, and for an emergency off base call four-week course to show the Airmen and separation. Colonel Standridge said those
999. Sailors how the Army does things. people will be offered the Blue to Green
If those who wish to transfer have spe- option.
NOV. 10, 2006 PAGE 7 JET 48 MAGAZINE
Photo by Capt. Will McDougall
A former 492nd pilot, Lt. Col. (ret.) Walter Burkett reviews the F-15E Strike Eagle mission with Capt. Michael Jokhy 492nd Fighter
Squadron during his visit to RAF Lakenheath. Colonel shared stories of his commander, Skinny Innis, a living legend in the fighter
community, and also recounted tales about his good friends.
Former Madhatter visits Lakenheath
By 1st. Lt. Nick Norgaard cated, but the U.S. was heavily involved in the throes of the Cold War.
“When I was in the 492nd, pilots had very few rules dictating what
492nd Fighter Squadron
they could or could not do. Unfortunately, too many people lost their
lives and many jets crashed in preventable accidents,” Colonel Burkett
frequently heard toast in the 492nd Figther Squadron is,
“Once a Bolar…always a Bolar!” Recently the squadron said.
hosted an opportunity to practice what they preach. Lt. Col. e was learning to fly the F-86 at Nellis AFB, Nev. just prior
(ret.) Walter Burkett visited the 492nd FS for the first time since he to arriving in France and remembers when jets crashed at
was a Bolar in the late 1950s. He brought with him some great stories the rate of about one per week.
of what the Air Force was like back then as well as his personal collec- “Every once in a while you’d see black smoke on the horizon and
tion of 492nd memorabilia, which he graciously donated to the realize another jet crashed,” the Colonel recalled. “They say that flight
squadron. safety rules are written in blood, meaning it took the deaths of many
During Colonel Burkett’s visit to RAF Lakenheath, current 492nd aviators before us to develop the safety rules we have today.”
squadron members were given some unique insight into what life in a Of course, not everything has changed since 1956. One thing still
fighter squadron was like 50 years ago, while the colonel was able to the same is the fondness a person has for their first operational fighter
see how fast-paced Liberty Wing operations are today. squadron, as evident as Colonel Burkett toured the 492nd FS and saw
The Air Force has changed significantly since then, 2nd Lt. Burkett pictures of his squadron mates on the wall, remembering what a special
joined the 492nd Fighter Bomber Squadron in 1956. “Then, less than time it was. He shared stories of his commander, Skinny Innis, a verita-
10 years old, the Air Force was a relatively new service; the Korean ble legend in the fighter community, and also recounted tales about his
War had ended and the 492nd was based in Chaumont, France,” good friend, Sid Wright, who gained notoriety for taking pictures of
Colonel Burkett recalls. Rome while descending under his parachute after an emergency ejec-
He was amazed at the technological advancements made over the tion on his way back from a deployment to Tunisia, said Colonel
last 50 years, particularly after his tour of the F-15E simulator and a Burkett. Sid Wright went on to command the 492nd FBS years later.
short trip around the flightline. Young officers and enlisted gathered The visit concluded with a ceremony where Colonel Burkett donat-
around him eagerly to hear his comments on how far aviation had ed squadron memorabilia he had saved for 50 years.
gone—from the Wright brothers’ first flight in 1903, to the jet fighters “His heartfelt generosity, to pass on the heritage of a proud
the colonel flew in the 1950s, then to the quantum leaps in technology squadron past to those looking to its future, was indeed memorable,
today’s modern Air Force. and the articles will have a hallowed place in the squadron and wing
Colonel Burkett challenged the Madhatters to look to the next era of history corners,” said Lt. Col. James McGovern, 492nd FS commander
aviation, asking, “The next question is, what does the next 50 years at the time of the visit.
have in store for our service?” But the stories that took every eager listener back an age were even
Squadron members also learned about how different the safety cul- better, and although things could never be more different between 1956
ture of the Air Force was, at a time when aircraft were far less compli- and 2006, some things never change. “Once a Bolar...always a Bolar!”
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Efforts in Iraq bring British honors for Airman
By Master Sgt. Daniel Elkins who served at the base almost 50 years earlier. He ran across an article
about Captain Cortes in the Advisor, a publication by the Multi-national
Air Force Print News Security Transition Command in Iraq that reports on the efforts and
SAN ANTONIO (AFPN) — The volunteer efforts by an Air Force cap- progress of different training teams throughout Iraq.
tain while deployed to Iraq last year has earned her the honor of being the As the honorary secretary of the RAF Habbaniya Association, he con-
first American to march with a British regiment at The Cenotaph war tacted the captain to request she organize a remembrance service at the
memorial Nov. 12 in London’s Whitehall. cemetery of the former British base. Captain Cortes was excited to help,
Capt. Jutta Cortes, the deputy director of security forces for the 20th Air but soon discovered it may require more effort than first considered.
Force at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., leaves Nov. 6 for England, “The cemetery was beyond disrepair,” she said. “We had to clean it up
where she will meet with veterans from the Royal Air Force Habbaniya to even make it look presentable before we could conduct a service.”
Association with whom she will march at a remembrance service. Volunteering to help her were Master Sgt. Steve Amundson and Tech.
The memorial, built for the first anniversary of the armistice in 1919, is Sgt. Stephen Veever, also members of advisory team. However, what first
the site of a remembrance service each year to commemorate British ser- began as merely a volunteer effort soon became an example of multina-
vicemembers who have died during both world wars. The service takes tional teamwork and sharing of respect for cross-cultural beliefs.
place on the Sunday nearest the 11th of November at 11 a.m. each year. “We asked if anyone was interested in volunteering on their own time,
The invitation by the association to march at The Cenotaph comes and about 40 Iraqi soldiers came out to help, which is unusual since it was
almost a year after volunteer efforts led by Captain Cortes to restore a not an Islamic site,” she said.
British cemetery site in Iraq made possible the first official remembrance It took volunteers a little more than two days days to complete the
service for those lying in rest there since the Royal Air Force left in 1959. work, which was interrupted on the last day by incoming mortar fire at the
The cemetery at Habbaniya, Iraq, where British forces were based, served base, requiring the Airmen to provide medical assistance. The captain then
as the final resting place for many servicemembers and their families until organized a commemoration to include representation by every branch of
the late 1950s. service, flights of American and Iraqi soldiers, a 21-gun salute and ceremo-
Once one of Saddam Hussein’s premier air bases, Habbaniyah now nial music - the first such remembrance service there since 1959.
serves as a base for the new Iraqi army, where Captain Cortes was The efforts led by Captain Cortes prompted Dr. Morris to seek approval
deployed from May 2005 to April 2006 as one of four people assigned to a from the British Monarch to allow her to march with the association’s regi-
military advisory training team. ment in the service at The Cenotaph next week.
“There were no technical schools set up yet for training the Iraqi “Anybody who has a sense of patriotism would have done the same
infantry and military police. After they wrapped up basic training, we pro- thing,” she modestly admits. “I only regret my two NCOs can’t be with
vided the additional training to include base defense, tower operations and me. Without them and the Iraqi soldiers, we couldn’t have done it.”
patrolling,” said the Emmaus, Pa., native. Both Sergeants Amundson and Veever were in the process of traveling
It was after she was deployed almost five months that she happened to this week. Sergeant Veever arrived for his new assignment Hickam AFB,
be on the receiving end of a phone call from Dr. Christopher D.E. Morris, Hawaii, and Sergeant Amundson is deployed to Afghanistan.
Mapping the base
Photo by Airman Erika Brooke
Senior Airman Andrea Richardson and Senior Airman Jeremiah Moore of the 48th Fighter Wing Civil Engineer Squadron, compare a
current site survey of the new Communications Squadron building and surrounding area with a rough sketch of the construction area
to ensure continuity Oct. 25. The original blueprint for the new facility was completed in 1995, the building contract was awarded in
2004, the contractors broke ground in May 2005, and the projected date of completion is Oct. 31.
PAGE 10 JET 48 MAGAZINE NOV. 10, 2006
Mass casualty exercise shakes up Gjilan/Gnjilane
Photo and story by Tech. Sgt. Renee Kirkland Garcia. “The task would have been completed even sooner, but we held
them up to ensure first responders triaged the patients prior to transporting
48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Deployed them to the hospital.”
GJILAN/GNJILANE, Kosovo –Task Force Medical Falcon XII and “We deliberately wanted to have the patients arrive at the hospital en
the 353rd Civil Affairs Command, both from Multi-National Task mass,” said Sergeant First Class Rodney Glass, TF Medical Falcon assis-
Force East, held a mass casualty exercise that tested the capabilities of tant chief ward master and trainer. “Our intent was to overwhelm the hos-
the police, fire, ambulance and medical communities of Gjilan/Gnjilane pital staff and see how they would be able to handle a large influx of
and Kamenice/Kamenica, Oct. 16. patients in a short period of time.”
The exercise began at 1 p.m. with a call to the Gjilan/Gnjilane and A sense of urgency was displayed by all participants, both at the scene
Kamencia police stating an “earthquake” had hit the area and injured and at the hospital. The victims arrived at the hospital where they were
people were in need of assistance at the Gjilan/Gnjilane theater and the accounted for and then rushed inside where they were “evaluated/treated”
Kamenice/Kamenica Cultural Center. by emergency room physicians and nurses.
As first responders rushed to the scene, members of Camp Montieth’s Doctor Begush Calk, a specialist in emergency medicine was on hand
Task Force Houston posed around the buildings, made-up to present vari- to receive the patients.
ous injuries to test the skills of the emergency personnel. Injuries ranged “The exercise went good,” he said. “Normally we don’t have as many
from broken arms and cases to see, especially not
legs, abdominal injuries, those in life-threatening condi-
missing limbs, head trau- tion. We only have three doc-
mas, and bumps and abra- tors in emergency and we are
sions. Between the two trying to do the best we can.
sites, more than 25 people We will be able to use this
sustained “injuries,” experience later on in our pro-
including several civil- fession. It is challenging and
ians. good cooperation with KFOR.
According to US We will continue to cooperate
Army Col. Jay Griffin, TF because we hope to learn
Medical Falcon com- many things, and the training
mander, in order to help provided by KFOR before the
with the language barrier, exercise worked well too.”
Serbian and Albanian Not only the doctors felt
scripts detailing the they learned something. Chief
injuries were placed with nurse Sevdije Jashari-
the victims so responders Ramadani said “everything
knew what they were was perfect and went accord-
dealing with. They were ing to plan and regulation with
also provided aid bags, no mistakes made by anyone.
which duplicated the sup- Local first responders prepare to evacuate an injured soldier from Gjilan/Gnjilane We are so satisfied with the
plies that would normally theater during the mass casualty exercise held Oct. 16. This exercise was just one cooperation with KFOR we
be found in an ambulance way that the Joint Medical Advisors and the medical facilities under them help the would like to keep this up for
responding to the scene of Kosovo medical communities, Albanian and Serbian, learn to care for its citizens by all fields. There is always a
the incident. teaching them medical procedures and tactics. need for this training so that
Prior to the exercise, we can learn a lot of things.”
TF Medical Falcon provided a four-day combat lifesaver course and first Gjilan/Gnjilane Regional Hospital executive director Ukshin Ismadli
responder course to the participants. The purpose of the course was to said, “This is training that we have wanted to do for a long time. I was a
teach the responders to triage patients in a timely manner and to use the little nervous about how it would turn out, but everything went fine. I
equipment available to them. While the course did have a mini-mass casu- would like to express my appreciation to Colonel Griffin and his staff, and
alty exercise at its conclusion, the real test would be on how well personnel also the professors, teachers, and visitors that taught the one week training
would be able to handle the situation if it happened in their own neighbor- course. We will sit down with the staff and come up with conclusions to
hood. The purpose of this small-scale exercise, according to Sergeant First see what we messed up and hope to do more training in the future to make
Class John Craemer, 353rd Civil Affairs Command, was to give the fire improvements.”
department, KPS and hospital staff a chance to further train on the skills The exercise at Kamenice/Kamenica also progressed smoothly. U.S.
they learned in the course. Army Maj. Scott Byers, TF Medical Falcon Operations and Planning
Within 3 minutes of the call, police, fire, ambulance and medical teams Officer, was on hand to observe the exercise.
were on scene at the Gjilan/Gnjilane theater. The KPS roped off the area “A sense of urgency was felt by all participants and the personnel at the
from spectators and the responders rushed inside to treat the injured people. hospital worked diligently on the patients,” said Major Byers. “It was
As the injured were located and given initial care, they were moved outside rewarding to see everyone working together to include Albanian and
the building and divided into the categories of urgent, immediate, priority Serbian firefighters who responded to the scene.”
and delayed, depending on the severity of their injuries. The exercise at both sites went well and the observers were able to pin-
According to U.S. Army Sergeant Major Albert Garcia, TF Medical point areas that require further training.
Falcon Command Sergeant Major, within 10 minutes of arrival on scene all “I will work with the TF Med Falcon staff to develop further training in
the victims were located and their condition accessed. After 15 minutes triage and assist in the development of standard operating procedures for
more, all victims were triaged and ready for transportation to the the local national first responders,” said Sergeant First Class Craemer.
Gjilan/Gnjilane Regional Hospital. Exercises like this are one step in making the people of Kosovo self-
“The exercise began at 1 p.m. and by 1:40 p.m. almost all personnel sufficient, enabling them with the knowledge and training to better
were accounted for at the Gjilan/Gnjilane hospital,” said Sergeant Major serve their people.
NOV. 10, 2006 JET 48 MAGAZINE PAGE 11
Walk this way
Liberty takes peek into day of a Wing Command Chief
By Senior Airman Kristi Emler attention and a list of other action items wait for him there.
His title is known commonly
Yet another meeting requiring the chief’s attention is wing stand up on Tuesdays. The meeting attended
throughout the wing, but the daily tasks by all Liberty wing leadership is focused on upcoming issues and events. The meeting also allows recogni-
that he performs are often behind the tion of recent award winners and excellent performers, a part of the meeting the chief looks forward to.
Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Sutton, 48th
Fighter Wing command chief, has a busy
day being the enlisted Airmen’s advocate
3 - 5 p.m.
During this time, Chief Sutton will meet with the wing commander and group commanders to discuss
in the wing headquarter building. From 4 developments throughout the base. He will then run home to change into service dress and prepare for the
a.m. to 10:30 p.m., he is full throttle with NCO Induction ceremony. At the ceremony, Col. Garvin McGettrick, 48th Operations Group commander,
physical training, attending meetings on the chief will present certificates of promotion to the staff sergeant selectees. Once finished there, the chief
quality of life issues, mentoring Airmen heads back to his office to do more paperwork.
and advising leadership. The Macon,
Georgia native, after 22 years of service
and eight duty stations, shares a small
glimpse into a day in the life of the 48th
A committed family man, Chief Sutton makes it a rule to get it home by 6:30 p.m. as often as possible.
FW command chief. “The support of my family has helped me achieve where I am today,” he said referring to the love and
support of his wife, Karen and daughter, Chelsea.
On this night, Halloween, Chief Sutton and family will hand out candy until their supply is depleted.
4 a.m. Chief Sutton visits the Knight’s Table dining facility Oct. 31. During his visit, Chief talks about
professionalism, situational awareness and being a Wingman.
With a day packed with meetings,
paperwork and more, the chief rises
early to ensure he gets a good workout in
along with 48th Fighter Wing Commander, Brig. Gen. Robert P. Steel and other base leadership. Today’s
agenda includes the approval of mission essential projects like runway repair, development of a new aquat-
Chief Sutton, his wife and out of town guests, former Electronics Systems Command command chief
and that first morning cup of coffee. ic training center and base housing improvements. The meeting will focus on projects through the year
and his wife, go to the Liberty Club for 2 for 1 Steak night. Even in his down time, the chief makes it a
2013. The meeting presents an opportunity for the wing commander and chief to bring up issues concern-
point to frequent base facilities and rub shoulders with his Liberty family. Once the chief and his guest fin-
ing the Liberty Club expansion and bathroom remodeling as well as parking issues throughout the base.
ish their meal they return home. The chief will spend the rest of the night with his family catching up and
Chief Jerry Sutton, 48th Fighter Wing command chief works All of this is in an effort to increase mission effectiveness while enhancing quality of life.
getting ready for his next day at the Liberty Wing.
out on an elliptical machine at the fitness center.
4:45 a.m. Near lunchtime, after the facility board meeting the chief travels to the Knight’s Table, a 48th Services
dining facility, with Chief Master Sgt. Paul Clark of the 48th Mission Support Group to make a unit visit.
Chief Sutton arrives at the fitness center and works out on the elliptical machine for 45 minutes. The
chief's daily goal is 45 minutes, four miles and a total of 700 calories burned. Chief Sutton makes it a priority to block time weekly for each group to address issues and visit work cen-
“There is a new culture within the Air Force,” said the chief, “...one that embraces physical fitness. Our ters. He often leaves these visits with pages of information from Airmen on quality of life and work issues.
force will be much healthier and better for it -- and that’s a good thing.” Speaking to Airmen in the facility, the chief stressed his key messages; “Integrity -- get it right and
service and excellence will be natural byproducts,” said the chief. “Focus on ownership and accountability
and focus on community standards -- we all need to be able to live, work and play in an environment of
6:55 a.m. mutual respect. And focus on safety -- we have far too many Liberty members suffering injury from pre-
ventable causes.” While at the facility, the chief grabs a bite to eat with Airmen.
Chief Sutton takes a shower and arrives at his office in the wing headquarters building and checks e-
mail to get caught up and review his schedule for the day. After finishing lunch, the chief walks to the hospital pharmacy next door to pick up some prescriptions
all the while talking with Airmen.
7:57 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Chief Sutton meets weekly with the wing’s group chiefs to discuss issues ranging from senior rater
endorsement and manning to how to end incidents of Airmen driving under the influence. The forum Chief Sutton commonly asks Airmen, “If you were the wing commander for the day with unlimited
allows the chiefs to resolve and acknowledge issues happening throughout the base. “There is really no resources, what would you change to improve things that effect you?” During his visit to Gate 2, he asks
chain of command at the meetings,” said Chief Sutton. “It’s a chain of communication, with the other Airman 1st Class Nichole Homer and Airman Brandon Sawyer, of the 48th Security Forces squadron.
chiefs bringing issues to the table. It’s my opportunity to advocate their concerns to the boss.” More government vehicles and better manning would be on the top of the Airmen’s to-do-list. Both
“In reality, I work for them, not the other way around,” said Chief Sutton. assets would aid in getting the mission accomplished, reasoned the Airmen.
8:50 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Chief Jerry Sutton, 48th Fighter Wing command chief, travels through Gate 2, Oct. 31 and visits
Immediately after the Chiefs’ meeting, Chief Sutton attends the Lakenheath facility board meeting The chief returns to his office to try and catch up on paperwork and sort through e-mails. At any one with Airmen posted there. Chief Sutton makes it a point to visit base organizations on a weekly
time, he will have 15 to 20 enlisted reports or awards packages, 30 to 40 e-mails that require his immediate basis to speak with Airmen about work and quality of life issues.
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Eagle at sunset
Photo courtesy 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron
An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 494 Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off at sunset from a deployed location. The 494 EFS
is deployed from RAF Lakenheath, England as part of the Air and Space Expeditionary Force cycle.
Food pantry there for Airmen in need
By Airman 1st Class Kris Levasseur
every month. If more than one visit a month is required, the
48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Airmen’s Food Pantry has a referral form that allows up to four
additional visits. E-6s and above are allowed to use the Airmen’s
The Airmen’s Food Pantry, already an excellent resource for
Food Pantry one time only. Additional visits require a referral,
Airmen in need, was recently renovated with new shelves, updated
obtained from an immediate supervisor, first sergeant, Family
inventory and new management.
Support Center or Family Advocacy.
Senior Master Sgt. Brian Reel and his wife Lori Reel took on the
The Airmen’s Food Pantry receives the majority of its funding
project after Sergeant Reel volunteered at the Airmen’s Food from various squadrons and organizations at RAF’s Lakenheath and
“I had noticed some of the food was out of date and unorgan- “One of the squadrons recently did a food drive for us,” said
ized,” said Sergeant Reel. “So I approached my first sergeant about Sergeant Reel. On occasion, servicemembers and their families
fixing up the food pantry.” making a permanent change of station will drop by and donate their
“We wanted to make the Airmen’s Food Pantry more successful leftover food, and recently clubs on base have made monetary dona-
and available to Airmen and their families,” said Lori Reel. tions.
The Airmen’s Food Pantry is not designed to take the place of The Airmen’s Food Pantry is located in building 651, adjacent to
the Airmen’s Attic. Opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
grocery shopping, but to provide items such as: diapers, baby food,
Mondays, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays.
dry food goods, and condiments, to help servicemembers in need. For more information call the Airman’s Food Pantry at 226-3794.
In the past, Airmen were allowed one visit to the Airmen’s Food Donations of time, money or food are always appreciated.
Pantry without a referral. Now E-5s and below with at least one “Volunteers and donations are essential to the survival of the
dependent can utilize the Airmen’s Food Pantry once a month, Airmen’s Food Pantry,” said Sergeant Reel.
JET 48 MAGAZINE PAGE 14 NOV. 10, 2006
Tell the Air Force story... it’s your story to tell
By Lt. Col. Ted Davis neighbors about what we do personally in the Air Force and how
our roles and responsibilities play into the bigger picture of our
325th Air Control Squadron commander
squadron, wing and greater Air Force mission. We need to tell what
T Y N D A L L A I R F O R C E B A S E , F l a . — The American public we actually do, what purpose that specialty serves and what that
loves a great story. With that said, the Air Force has that great story brings to bear on the battlespace.
and it’s your story to tell. If the Air Force story can be summed up by “payload, effects and
Not surprising to anyone in this day and age as we are fighting a reach” then there must be a lot of detail supporting it. That’s where
war on terrorism, there are great stories in the making every day, we come in.
not only in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Pacific theater and a number of One of the best things about being in the Air Force is that every
countries in Africa, but right here at home. one of us can clearly state, without exception, that we are a part of
As amazing as some of these stories are, and as proud as they America’s air dominance force. From there, each of us should be
make us feel to be Americans in the profession of combat arms, able to trace back to our individual specialties and duty titles and
they make up only a portion of the Air Force story. explain how we contribute to that honorable distinction.
The need to get the Air Force story out to the general public is so Whether assigned to the a fighter squadron or one of the tenant
important that Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne along units, every one of us is either fighting the war on terrorism directly
with Air Force Chief of Staff General T. Michael Moseley recently or feeding that fight. We must learn to articulate the facts to those
created the Office of Strategic Communication to help the American not versed in “Air Force speak” and welcome the opportunities to
public better understand our daily successes and challenges. Brig. do so, while also recognizing that sometimes we tell that story in
Gen. Erwin Lessel III, who leads the Secretary of the Air Force’s ways we don’t even realize.
Office of Strategic Our story is told not only in
our words, but in our deeds and
appearance. Sometimes we tell the
“Every Airman can become
Air Force story not by standing in
an Air Force spokesperson
front of a thoughtful audience, but
at any time.”
can become an
by our appearance, actions and
Airmen are engaged at deeds in the community.
every level of this conflict One small example of how this
in every theater across the works is when we go off base.
globe, and sometimes to a Whether we realize it or not,
fault, we humbly go about something as simple as going off
our business taking for base to have lunch creates a forum
granted what we do. We for the public to form its own
need to do a better job
making our entire story
known to the American
spokesperson opinion of the Air Force story. Off
base, like on base, we are con-
stantly in the spotlight, being
at any time.
public both on a national watched with every move we
level and at the local level. make. The key point is that we are
“By nature, we are quiet being watched by the very people
warriors,” said General we swore to protect and defend
Lessel. “We do not beat our chests and talk about what we do. It’s when we took the oath of office.
How we wear the uniform, how we behave in public and even
going to take a culture change, but it helps the public better under-
how we drive going to and from home all speak volumes about the
stand the Air Force when they hear from the Airmen themselves.”
Air Force story. It illustrates our discipline as individuals and mem-
As difficult as it may be for us to recognize our terrific accom-
bers of a select group of professionals in that respected profession
plishments, and as humble as we are sometimes, when the American of combat arms.
public gets an insight into what we do they are simply amazed. Wearing the uniform while driving a car proudly adorned with
They are amazed at what we take for granted, because the things we “I’m in the Air Force” insignia automatically identifies us as
do in many ways are indeed amazing. Airmen. By following the basic traffic rules in a courteous manner,
Maj. Gen. Scott Mayes, commander of 1st Air Force, said it best we send a message that our Air Force is one of respectable Airmen
some time ago when he was a guest speaker at a 325th Fighter Wing from every demographic of American society and walk of life, and
Warrior Call. To make his point, he used the setting of a high school that we are not only guarding freedom, but we are also good neigh-
reunion to illustrate to us how important our work is and how much bors and citizens.
the American public wants to hear about it. We all know how great our Air Force is. The public hears about
He told a room full of Air Force officers how, when compared to the success stories that get publicized in the open media, but those
many of the jobs and occupations our high school classmates have stories don’t always tell the larger Air Force story.
gone on to be successful at in the private sector, it is our achieve- Don’t be so humble that you don’t recognize how great you are
ments and adventures as Airmen that captivate our school friends as an active duty Airman, Guardsman, Reservist, Air Force civilian
and hold their attention. As noble as their entrepreneurial successes or contractor, and don’t take for granted your personal day-to-day
might be, and as financially well off as they may become, it is the routine. Truth be told, it is actually very interesting to the American
Airman who defends the nation both at home and abroad who public. And don’t assume that the American public isn’t anxiously
everyone wants to catch up with and hear from. watching and listening to find out more about this greatness.
When I say we need to know our own story as individuals, what The public enjoys a great story. Learn the Air Force story and
this means is we should be able to tell our civilian friends and willingly tell it. Tell the Air Force story. Tell your story!
NOV. 10, 2006 PAGE 17 JET 48 MAGAZINE
By Sal Davidson – Community Relations Adviser
Liverpool and the Beatles
The history Brian Epstein became the group’s manager and began to shape
King John granted a Royal Charter to Liverpool in 1207, creat- their appearance.
ing a city now known worldwide as the birthplace of the Beatles.
Liverpool was once the “Second City of Empire,” at times, eclips- The Cavern
ing even London for commerce. The Beatles played in the Cavern in the early days, and
The miles of docks meant the city bore witness to cargo from remains one of the most famous venues in the world today.The
around the world, along with mass migrations of people from all club was a hive of activity throughout the 60’s, providing the
over Europe and the new world. backdrop for a multitude of well-known acts. The club closed in
Liverpool is a cosmopolitan city; reflected in the amount of 1973 and did not open its doors again until 1984 after being
speciality shops and markets that are available. The main shop- rebuilt and remodelled. This may have had something to do with
ping area is centered in the vibrant heart of the city on Lord Street the rumors that the old Cavern would, at times, have the river
and Church Street. Mersey seeping under it’s walls.
It is one of the few cities in the world that boasts two cathe- Live music began again in 1990 and the club is once more one
drals. Liverpool Cathedral is the largest Anglican cathedral in of the busiest live-music venues. In December 1999, Paul
Europe and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King is a McCartney performed his final gig of the century at the Cavern,
rather unique Catholic cathedral with an unusual design. Both once again giving the club his endorsement. Visit www.cavern-liv-
chapels are open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. They are free to visit, erpool.co.uk.
but donations are invited.
The waterfront Beatlemania in the U.S.
The Liverpool docks are just one of the features that Liverpool Beatlemania reached the U.S. in 1964 with their first U.S.
has to offer. At Pier Head you can get spectacular waterfront number one hit “I want to hold your hand.” During the next six
views on a 50-minute commentary heritage cruise on the city’s years the Beatles scored 45 more top 40 hits, and twenty number
fascinating maritime history. one singles in the U.S. the Beatles that relegated ‘The King’ to
The Albert Dock built between 1841 and 1846 was opened by second position with 17.
HRH The Prince Consort in July 1846. The dock was restored Future albums and success followed until 1970 when Paul
between 1983 and 1988 and was reopened by HRH The Prince of McCartney left and the band split-up. It was after the release of
Wales in May 1988. Today the area constitutes a fantastic quay- the film and the album called “Let it be” which documented the
side location in the heart of Liverpool’s historic waterfront and internal squabbles and the disillusionments of the band.
has become one of Britain’s most popular heritage attractions.
Architecture The Magical Mystery Tour introduces you to more than 30 Beatle-
Liverpool has more government-listed buildings than in any related places given by expert historians. The tour will take you to
other British city outside of London and more Georgian buildings where the Beatles grew up, Strawberry Field and Penny Lane, where
than the famous spa city of Bath. the sign has been stolen so many times that they eventually had to
paint it onto a building!
The Beatles Tours can be individually tailored. For more information, visit
The most famous entity to come out of Liverpool is arguably www.cavern-liverpool.co.uk.
the Beatles. They impacted the globe and revolutionized the pop The “Beatles Story Museum” is located on Albert Dock. It has
industry. won “Visitor Attraction of the Year” on several occasions. The story
The “Fab Four” captured the heart of millions in a way that no takes you on a nostalgic journey through the swinging sixties and
one had before. The story of the Beatles began in 1958 when all encompasses 18 separate features including streets in Liverpool and
the members were playing in various bands. This was a time when Hamburg, a full size replica of the Cavern Club, complete with base-
these groups evolved into the band we know as the Beatles. ment smells, and a walk through the yellow submarine in an under-
Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George water setting. There is also rare film footage along with the music.
Harrison signed with EMI-Parlophone in 1962. This was after For more information, visit www.beatlesstory.com.
For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Airman and Family
Movies Readiness Center
RAF Lakenheath 226-2139
(For more information call 226-3847)
6:30 p.m. Material Girls , PG, starring Hilary Duff and
Haylie Duff. Ava and Tanzie Marchetta have it all. The
heiresses to a multi-million dollar cosmetics company, Newcomers bus tour
the girls approach life as one big party. But when a scan-
dal involving one of their products emerges, the girls are The newcomers bus tour is 8:45 a.m. to 2:30
left penniless, homeless, and seemingly helpless. They p.m., Nov. 17. The tour includes touring Bury
could, of course, take the easy way out and listen to the
board of directors who want to sell the company to their St. Edmunds’ cathedral, eating and shopping.
biggest competitor, but that would forever taint the name
of their late father, who built it from the ground up.
Instead, Ava and Tanzie decide to protect what is right-
fully theirs. What it’s going to take to do that will require
them to do some things they’ve never really consid-
ered—growing up, taking initiative and responsibility, A pre-separation briefing is 9-11 a.m., Nov.
and asking for help from others, rather than expecting it
to fall into their laps. If they can find their inner strength, 21 and 1to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Nov. 28. This
they might be able to clear their father’s name. If not, the
party might be over—for good. class is a mandatory requirement for all per-
9 p.m. World Trade Center , PG-13, starring Nicolas
Cage and Michael Pena. In the aftermath of the World sonnel retiring or separating from the military.
Trade Center disaster, hope is still alive. Refusing to bow
down to terrorism, rescuers and family of the victims
press forward. Their mission of rescue and recovery is
driven by the faith that under each piece of rubble, a co Sponsor training
worker, a friend or a family member may be found. This
is the true story of John McLoughlin and William J. Sponsor training is 9 to 11 a.m. Monday.
Jimeno, the last two survivors extracted from Ground
Zero and the rescuers who never gave up. It’s a story of All first time active duty sponsors and those
the true heroes of that fateful time in the story of the
United States when buildings would fall and heroes who have not had training in over a year are
would rise, literally from the ashes to inspire the entire
human race. required to attend sponsorship training.
1 p.m. Material Girls , PG
3:30 p.m. Crossover , PG-13
6:30 p.m. Crossover, PG-13
Sunday A pet scoop class is 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday.
3:30 p.m. Flushed A way , PG, starring Ian McKellen and
Andy Serkis. The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed
down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in
A pet specialists will assist military families to
the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new
and different way of life.
properly plan for shipping their pets.
6:30 p.m. Flushed A way, PG
6:30 p.m. Material Girls, PG Resume writing
6:30 p.m. Flushed A way, PG A resume writing and interview techniques
6:30 p.m. Flushed A way, PG class is 9 to 11 a.m., Nov. 29. This class teach-
6:30 p.m. World Trade Center, PG-13 es basic resume formatting with sample
resumes and interviewing skills and tech-
RAF Mildenhall 238-4955 niques.
6:30 p.m. The W icker Man , PG-13, starring Nicolas TAP workshop
Cage and Ellen Burstyn. Police officer Edward Malus A four-day transition assistance program
stops a station wagon to return a little girl’s lost doll. Volunteer opportunity
Moments later, a runaway truck slams into the station
wagon, igniting it into a fiery wreck with the mother and The Native American Heritage Committee is workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 28 to
child trapped inside. Edwards fails to save them before
the car explodes—and then spends months of his life
gearing up for Native American Heritage Month Dec. 1. The TAP workshops inculdes effective
choking down pills to get the image of their faces out of in November. For more information, e-mail Staff resume writing, proper interviewing tech-
his head. But Edward is about to get a second chance.
9 p.m. Running W ith Scissors , R, Sgt. Shauna Johnson at shauna.johnson@ niques and successful job searching methods.
3:30 p.m. Invincible , PG lakeanheath.af.mil.
6:30 p.m. The W icker Man, PG-13
9 p.m. Running W ith Scissors , R Bundles for babies
3:30 p.m. Invincible , PG Airmen’s Attic hours A bundles for babies class is 9 a.m. to noon
6:30 p.m. Running W ith Scissors , R Airmen’s Attic hours have change to Nov. 17. This is an educational program for
6:30 p.m. Idlewild , R, starring Andre Benjamin and
Antwan Patton. Set against the backdrop of a 1930s
Monday through Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. and expectant parents.
southern speakeasy, Percival, a shy piano player, and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more
Rooster, the club’s showy lead performer and manager,
struggle to keep their dreams alive. information, call 226-2140. Employment connections
6:30 p.m. The W icker Man , PG-13 An employment connections class is 9 a.m.
6:30 p.m. Material Girls , PG Commissaries to noon Nov. 20. The class covers the local
6:30 p.m. Flushed A way , PG The RAF’s Lakenheath and Mildenhall labor market and the available jobs on and off
Commissaries will be closed Thanksgiving base. A personnel specialist will be available to
Day. anser questions concering hiring procedures.
Saturday Mass 5 p.m. Liturgical services 8 a.m.
Sunday Mass 9:30 a.m. Traditional Protestant service 11 a.m.
Holy Day Mass 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Gospel service 12:30 p.m.
Weekday Mass Monday, Wednesday, Contemporary service 4:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday 11:30a.m. For more information about
Reconciliation Saturdays 4 to 4:20 p.m. or worship times or other chapel
by appointment. programs, call 226-3711.
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Photo by Senior Airman Eric Donner
Due to limited supplies, the flu vaccine is currently available for mission essential personnel or those who have orders
to deploy within 60 days and for individuals who are at high risk. For information on the flu shot and further details con-
tact your primary care provider or the immunization clinic at 226-8010.
Worried about the weather?
For information on base and school weather delays or closure, call 226-3541 or off base (01638) 523
541 for RAF Lakenheath; and 238-3541 or off base (01638) 543 541 for RAF Mildenhall.
Yuletide bazaar volunteers Thrift shop
Volunteers are needed for the Yuletide bazaar The Lakenheath Thrift Shop will have a bag
Nov. 17 to 19 at RAF Mildenhall. To volunteer sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday. All items will be
e-mail Michelle Wilson, mckwlsn@hot $5 per bag. The thrift shop is now accepting win-
mail.com, or Beth Wray, email@example.com. ter holiday items for consignment. For more infor-
mation, call (01638) 522 987.
Professional development center
The RAF Lakenheath professional develop- Native American Heritage month
ment center offers the following classes: The Native American Heritage month events:
Nov. 28 to 30 - NCO Seminar Every Tuesday in November is an authentic
Dec. 1 - Manpower 8 to 10 a.m. Native American cuisine at the Liberty Club
Dec. 4 - Honor and Ethics 8 to 11 a.m. Buffet. A Powwow for American Veterans at
Dec. 6 - Customs and Courtesies 8 to 11 a.m. Northampton University, meets Saturday, 9 a.m.
Dec. 7 - Human Performance Factors 8 to at the parking lot of the Lakenheath Base
11 a.m. Exchange. The powwow is £2.50, per person
and is sponsored by the Northampton University
Game night Social Science Department. For more informa-
Dependant ID cards The Lakenheath Enlisted and Civilian Spouses tion, visit www.centrela nd.org.uk/.
Air Force Personnel Center dependent indeni- Club is hosting a Game Night Social 6:30 p.m.,
fication card stocks are running low. The Monday. Join the Lakenheath Airman and Family Family bingo
Government Printing office is working to resolve Readiness Center for Bunko, board games, food Family bingo is 2 p.m. Sunday, at the 48th
printing issues. As a result, dependent ID cards and fun. Members and first time guests are free, Avenue Community Center. Players have a
will be replaced for lost, stolen and expired cards $5 for non-members. For more information and to chance to win toys and prizes worth $100. For
only. RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. more information, call the 48th Ave. at 226-4884.
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