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Vol. 57, No. 11                          Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska                      March 17, 2006

 Tax Center:
 one month
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change food

    – Page 3
History Month

     – Page 4

supports good

    – Page 11

Adult baseball
   tryouts                                                                  — Pages       10-11

     – Sports
                                                                               PHOTO BY SENIOR AIRMAN GARRETT HOTHAN
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                                                                                                                     Up Front
                                                                                                                                                                                             Sourdough Sentinel

       How much do we get back?

                                                                                                                                                                                          Airman 1st Class Michael
                                                                                                                                                                                      Crotty, 3rd Medical Opera-
                                                                                                                                                                                      tions Squadron, embodies the
                                                                                                                                                                                      ideals of integrity, selfless
                                                                                                                                                                                      service and dedication. He has
                                                                                                                                                                                      continually been on 24-hour
                                                                                                                                                                                      call for emergency procedures
                                                                                                                                                                                      for two weeks every month
                                                                                                                                                                                      for the past two years. And his
                                                                                                                                                                                      meticulous care and expertise
                                                                                                                                                                                      as an endoscopy assistant has
                                                                                                                                                                                      directly resulted in success-
                                                                                                                                                                                      ful completion of life-saving,
                                                                                                                                                                                      urgent and emergency proce-
                                                                                                                                                                                      dures without any complica-
                                                                                                                                                                                          Staff Sgt. Jason Bobo,
                                                                                                                                                   PHOTO BY AIRMAN JONATHAN STEFFEN
                                                                                                                                                                                      3rd Component Maintenance
  Capt. Amanda Osborne, a student at Air Force Institute Technology, and her husband Luke, work with
                                                                                                                                                                                      Squadron, created a stream-
  Tech. Sgt. Ronald Johnson to fill out their taxes at the Tax Center March 10. Sergeant Johnson is a
                                                                                                                                                                                      lined battery tracking process
  Volunteer Income Tax Advisor. Active-duty, Guard, reserve and retired military members can receive free
  tax assistance at the Tax Center. Appointments for people needing tax assistance are available from 8
                                                                                                                                                                                      that ensured 100 percent ac-
  a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays. Walk-in hours are 8 a.m.-noon                                                                                 countability with instant and
  Tuesdays and Fridays. The Tax Center also offers free e-filing. The office is located in the basement of the                                                                          accurate status for all aircraft
  People Center and can be reached at 552-3832. The tax office is open until April 17.                                                                                                 batteries. He rearranged the
                                                                                                                                                                                      lead acid battery section, creat-
                                                                                                                                                                                      ing a ready line for quick iden-
                                                                                                                                                                                      tification of serviceable vehicle
                                               Do you have a problem you can’t seem to get solved?
                                          Would you like to recognize someone for a job well done?                                           The following commanders stand           batteries. He also displayed
                                               The commander’s action line is your avenue to com-                                         ready to help you and can answer the        attention to detail in recovering
                                          municate your questions, comments and concerns directly                                         majority of your questions. If they can’t   a lost tool on an F-15C aircraft,
                                          to the commander, Brig. Gen. Hawk Carlisle. Your calls                                          help, then please call the Action Line.     preventing the grounding of a
                                          will get the commander’s personal attention and be an-                                                                                      valuable 3rd Wing asset.
                                          swered in a timely manner.                                                                               Key phone numbers:
                                               If you have a question, call or e-mail the action line at:                                      Col. Mike Hass, 3rd CES/CC
                                                                                                                                                                                          1st Lt. Keagan McLeese,
                                                                                                                                                         552-3007                     19th Fighter Squadron, was
                                                      552-2224                                                                             Lt. Col. David Aupperle, 3rd SVS/CC        selected as the 19th FS Top
 Brig. Gen. Hawk Carlisle                                                                                                                                552-2468                     Gun Wingman of the Year and
   3rd Wing commander                                                                                   Lt. Col. Brett Meyer, 3rd SFS/CC         Capt. Brad Darling, 19th FS,
                                                                                                                                                         552-4304                     was selected as the 19th Fight-
                                                                                                                                                                                      er Squadron Top Gun Flight

Movie goers applaud theater renovations                                                                                                                                               Lead of the Year. The two were
                                                                                                                                                                                      selected above their peers for
                                                                                                                                                                                      most accurate employment
    Q: Thank you very much for                                    use it and put our money into it, it                                   Although we will miss it for a
                                                                                                                                                                                      of missiles in parameters and
the new movie theatre.                                            will fail and close.                                                few months, we look forward to its
                                                                                                                                                                                      the highest air-to-air kill ratio.
    Even though my family has                                        However, we sure didn’t mind                                     makeover and grand opening.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Their focused tactical perfor-
never complained about the looks                                  the price to get in either.
                                                                                                                                                                                      mance reflects great credit
of the theatre from the outside, the                                 Furthermore, we think patrons to                                       A: Thank you for your com-                upon themselves and the 19th
seats, the sounds of the movie or                                 movie theatres throughout America                                   ments.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Fighter Squadron’s combat
the snacks, we are very appreciative                              should also stand to the National                                       Also, the construction is on-               readiness.
of what is to come.                                               Anthem before a movie, and re-                                      schedule and the Talkeetna Theater
    We have always told our chil-                                 member how lucky they are to have                                   is expected to reopen at the end of
dren that if the base is supplying us                             the freedom to even go to a movie.                                  April.
with a movie theatre, then we need                                   Thanks again from a family who                                       Ensuring quality of life for our
to use it.                                                        has enjoyed and made great use of                                   members is, and will continue to be,
    We explained that if we don’t                                 the Talkeetna Theatre.                                              one of my top priorities.

 CORRECTION: In the March 10 issue of the Sourdough Sentinel, Iditarod musher Maj. (Dr.) Thomas Knolmayer was
 inadvertently identified as the first active-duty military member to ever complete the nearly 1,150-mile race. Major
 Knolmayer, 3rd Medical Group chief of surgery, actually was the only active-duty military member to complete the
 Iditarod in 2005. He is competing in the race again this year.

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                                                                                                                                             Elmendorf Moment in History
                                                                                                                                                                         March 15, 1952:
 Brig. Gen. Hawk Carlisle                                          inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the
                                                                   DoD, the Department of the Air Force, or Anchorage Publish-
                               3rd Wing Commander                  ing, Inc., of the products or services advertised.
 Lt. Col. Michael T. Halbig                                           Everything advertised in this publication shall be made                    The 3rd Bombardment Wing flew its first Operation Saturate mis-
                                                                   available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race,
                                Chief, Public Affairs              color, age, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital       sion. These missions were directed at destroying sections of the railroad
 Staff Sgt. Francesca Popp                                         status, sex, physical handicap, or any other non-merit factor
                       NCOIC, Internal Information
                                                                   of the purchaser, user, or patron. Editorial content is edited,            used by North Korea to move supplies and troops. The wing flew 49
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 Senior Airman Jared Marquis                                       Alaska. All photos in the Sourdough Sentinel are official U.S.              B-26 sorties each night supporting the operation.
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                                                                            News                                                           March 17, 2006          3

Elmendorf clubs revamp available services
By Shena Jones and Al Spurlin                          Services YMCA, is putting more emphasis on our           ing within the guidelines that Pacific Air Forces
3rd Services Squadron                                  younger enlisted members with jointly offered            states services squadrons must follow in meeting
                                                       events such as Texas Hold ‘Em, which takes place         financial operational goals, and ensuring services
   Catering to customer needs is the primary con-      Friday nights.                                           and products are the best afforded its club mem-
cern of every business.                                    The most notable change to take place at the         bers within the given resources. The changes will
   Equally important, however, is being finan-          Kashim Club will be the revival of an evening            also enhance facilities and programs at both clubs
cially sound.                                          food operation which will feature home made              here.
   Elmendorf’s clubs’ food operations, like most       grilled sirloin steak burgers, char-grilled chicken          The clubs will continue to provide the meeting
clubs in the Air Force, are not financially sound.      sandwiches, Philly Steak sandwiches and deep-            and special function needs of the general public
   The 3rd Services Squadron, in an effort to          fried catfish sandwiches as our main menu items.          and will continue the lounge operations in “The
work these two priorities hand-in-hand, is                                    In addition to the ASYMCA         Cave” at the Susitna Club.
implementing a new concept for the                                           operations, the game room              The most noticeable change at the Susitna
Elmendorf Clubs, which will change                                            will be upgraded and the          Club will be the cessation of all regularly sched-
the way they do business. This                                                lobby will be renovated in        uled food services.
will be the first base in the Air                                              the Kashim Club.                      The Susitna Club will be converted to a
Force at which the new con-                                                     The new ASYMCA loca-            Conference Center which will have a contracted
cept will be used, and it may                                              tion, on the second floor of the      food catering program available. To enhance the
end up as the template for                                               Kashim Club, is being renovated        conference experience, people will be allowed to
future Air Force clubs.                                              and should be fully operational in         bring their own food. However, there will be a
   For the past few years,                                             April.                                   nominal set up charge.
Air Force Clubs have                                                                       Also, year-round         The clubs’ operating hours will remain rela-
been viewed dif-                                                                        sports and music        tively as they are now. The Kashim Club will
ferently as our Air                                                                    channels have been       operate daily, and the Susitna Club, much like its
Force culture has                                                                      added to the lineups     current operations, will be available to book for
changed. Clubs, not                                                                    available on the         special functions; “The Cave” will continue to be
only at Elmendorf,                                                                     wide-screen TVs in       open on Friday nights.
but throughout the Air Force, must change to meet      the ballroom. These, along with many other addi-             The clubs are an Air Force tradition, and will
the different demands of our customers.                tions are being planned for the Kashim Club.             continue to provide a safe meeting place for
   These changes will be in place by July.                 The changes are happening with emphasis and          Elmendorf members to enjoy and experience life
   The Kashim Club, working with the Armed             focus on the needs of the community and work-            in the military, both for work and for play.

Heritage to horizons: Advice from former chiefs spans generations
By Staff Sgt. Julie Weckerlein           setting a proper example, like taking      describe his daughter again, to make      shaping going on in today’s Air
Air Force Print News                     care of your people, by not being so       sure I had the right girl. He did, and    Force is very similar to what he
                                         difficult to get along with, by being       it sounded about right, but I told him    experienced during his time as chief
    There is one distinct common         fair but firm … all of those are at-        I didn’t see a klutz. What I saw was      master sergeant of the Air Force.
observation most former chief master     tributes that go into good leadership      a young woman with a shiny face,              “(My time) was the beginning
sergeants of the Air Force have about    qualifications.”                            bright eyes and oh, by the way, she       of the drawdown,” he said. “People
today’s Airmen, and that’s the level         Retired Chief Master Sgt. Gary         had a rope on her uniform, which is       think we are drawing down now,
of education and sophistication com-     Pfingston served as the chief mas-          a sign of leadership. So, I think even    but 20 years ago, in 1986, that was
ing out of today’s society.              ter sergeant of the Air Force from         parents sometimes sell their kids         the beginning of ‘We’re too big and
    “[When] you talk about our Air-      August 1990 to October 1994. He            short, and it’s the experience of basic   we’ve got to get smaller.’ I don’t
men of today, you also have to talk      agreed setting a good example is           training that brings it out and they      think we did it very smart back then,
about the young citizens of today in     vital to good leadership.                  come into the Air Force looking for       but we didn’t have many choices.
America,” said retired Chief Master          “You manage things and you             leadership.”                              We sort of gutted the senior airman
Sgt. James McCoy, who served as          lead people,” he said. “You do that            Air Force culture                     corps and that left us with a ‘bathtub’
the sixth chief master sergeant of the   by being up front, honest, sincere             “I’m looking back at 63 years         effect, it takes about seven years to
Air Force from August 1979 to July       and visible. I’ve always felt strongly     since I enlisted in the Army Air          grow a staff sergeant, so if you take
1981. “They’re better educated and       that you can’t ask somebody to do          Corps,” said retired Chief Master         that chunk out from the senior air-
they’re more attuned to what’s going     something that either you won’t do,        Sgt. Paul Airey, who served as the        man level, you are going to have that
on because of modern communica-          or that you haven’t done someplace         first chief master sergeant of the Air     hole for a long time.”
tion.”                                   along the line before. It’s not ‘do as I   Force from April 1967 to July 1969.           He added that another issue he
    Chief McCoy was one of nine          say, not as I do’ – it just doesn’t work       “It is impossible to compare the      had to deal with was an inflated Air-
former top enlisted Airmen to gather     that way.”                                 Army Air Corps of yesteryear to the       men review process.
in Washington recently. During their         Quality of Airmen                      Air Force of today. So when we talk           “We also took on the almost Her-
visit, a number of them were able            Retired Chief Master Sgt. James        about culture and we talk about tradi-    culean task of changing the APR to
to share their views on a variety of     Binnicker served as chief master           tion and heritage, we do not have         the EPR,” he said. “It was ugly to say
topics involving the Air Force today     sergeant of the Air Force from July        much tradition, but we are rich in        the least, in trying to get the force to
and the Air Force past, all the while    1986 to July 1990. He said he’s very       heritage. And certainly the culture of    accept a new performance program.
offering a glimpse of how life was       proud of the Airmen he sees serving        the Air Force today is a far cry from     I was convinced that we had to do it
like in Air Force-past.                  today.                                     what it was many, many years ago,”        because it was very difficult to differ-
    Retired Chief Master Sgt. Robert         “It’s safe to say (Airmen today)       Chief Airey said.                         entiate, with all these great airmen.
Gaylor, who served as the fifth chief     are more informed thanks to tech-              Retired Chief Master Sgt. Sam             “Well, our problem was that we
master sergeant of the Air Force from    nology,” he said. “They are more           Parish, who served as the eighth          had so few mediocre people that it’s
August 1977 to July 1979, said it’s      motivated and it just never ceases to      chief master sergeant from August         difficult to differentiate between ex-
important for Airmen today to know       amaze me when I go down to basic           1983 to June 1986, agreed today’s         cellence, but differentiate we must,”
their service’s history and heritage.    training and see the look on their         Air Force culture is different and        Chief Binnicker said. “We couldn’t
    “You keep from making the same       faces (as they graduate.)”                 evolving.                                 because it was the same kind of
mistakes more than once,” he said.           He said the motivation and com-            “Changing a culture is not easy       reports. The records all looked alike.
“You learn from others. Why rein-        mitment of Airmen coming out of            in any situation,” he said, “and the      I would venture to say the EPR is
vent the wheel and make the same         basic training hasn’t changed over         culture of the United States Air Force    as inflated as the old APR was 20
mistakes if you can check back and       the years.                                 has undergone transformation in the       years ago, so maybe its time to take
see how someone else did it? You             “When I was a chief, I had a           ‘50s because of Korea, in the ‘60s        another look at it.”
also realize how good you have it        friend who was also a chief, and one       because of Vietnam, in the ‘70s and           (Editors note: More personal
today based on what we didn’t have       day he called me about his daughter        ‘80s the (Berlin) Wall fell and the       reflections on past chief master
years before.”                           who was attending basic training,”         ‘90s was expeditionary. It’s a con-       sergeants of the Air Force are avail-
    The following are some of their      he said. “My friend was concerned          tinuous cultural change. And there’s      able in the publication “Generation
reflections and observations about        about her because at home she was          nothing about the United States           of Chevrons,” which is filled with
leadership, today’s pedigree of Air-     always a klutz and he couldn’t see         Air Force today – except the name,        a brief overview of enlisted Airmen
men and the Air Force culture.           her in uniform. So, I went down to         maybe – that is the same as it was        history, as well as personal accounts
    Leadership                           basic training and met up with her         when I retired just a few short years     and biographies from each of the
    “The main thing I was taught         – with her not knowing her father          ago.”                                     chief master sergeants of the Air
– and I continue to teach it – prob-     contacted me.                                  Past challenges and lessons           Force. It can be found in the publica-
ably the best trait of any leadership        “And afterward, I called her fa-       learned                                   tions section of the Web site, www.
is example,” Chief McCoy said. “By       ther again,” he said. “I asked him to          Chief Binnicker said the force-
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                Sourdough Spotlights                                                            Celebrating Women‛s
     Pacific Air Forces Logistics                      Feature Article — Second Place:
                                                                                                   History Month
                                                    Tech. Sgt. Michael Edwards, 3rd WG/PA
      Plans Functional Awards
     George F. Ruestow Air Force Logistics              Sports Article — Third Place:
    Readiness Senior Civilian Manager of the        Tech. Sgt. Michael Edwards, 3rd WG/PA
    Donna Arnold, 3rd Civil Engineer Squadron          Photojournalism — First Place:
                                                       Airman 1st Class Garrett Hothan,
Fuels Civilian Supervisor/Leader of the Year            3rd Communications Squadron
                Patrick Douck,
      3rd Logistics Readiness Squadron                   Art/Graphic — First Place:
                                                     Senior Airman Miguel Lara III, 3rd CS
      Fuels Civilian Technician of the Year
            William Vaughn, 3rd LRS               Contribution by Contractor/Stringer Writer
                                                               — Third Place:
     PACAF Flight Surgeon and                     Canadian Warrant Officer Cameron Winters,         There will be a Women’s History Month
                                                                                                Luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Susitna
     Operational Flight Surgeon                      962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron
                                                                                                Club. People interested in attending must
       Safety Award Winner                           Contribution by Contractor/Stringer        R.S.V.P. today.
           Flight Surgeon of the Year:                  Photographer — First Place:                The cost is $14.35 for club members, and
     Maj. Mark Shideler, 517th Airlift Squadron        Tech. Sgt. Keith Brown, 3rd CS           $16.35 for nonmembers. The guest speaker will
                                                                                                be Lavone Taber Anchorage Women’s Club
      PACAF Airfield Operations                    Outstanding New Writer —Second Place:         president. Call Senior Airman Laura Narvaez,
                                                   Senior Airman Jared Marquis 3rd WG/PA
          Flight Awards                                                                         552-9942 or Airman 1st Class Staci Fisher,
Terminal Instrument Procedures Specialist of                                                    552-9986, to R.S.V.P.
                                                  Print Journalist Of The Year — First Place:
                  the Year:                         Tech. Sgt. Michael Edwards, 3rd WG/PA
           Tech. Sgt. David Silvas,                                                                 Women’s history fact: Dec. 4, 1970, Staff
      3rd Operations Support Squadron                                                           Sgt. Carolyn Blansett and Sgt. Cheryl McGhee,

                                                                                                1931st Communications Group, and Staff Sgt.

                                                                                                Barbara Johnson, 5008th Support Squadron,
      2005 PACAF Public Affairs

                                                                                                were the first women to enter the Alaskan Air
        Media Contest Awards

                                                                                                Command NCO Leadership School as full-
    Tabloid Format Newspaper — First Place:                                                     fledged students. Women participated in por-

               Sourdough Sentinel                                                               tions of the course before but never for the full
                                                                                                course. They were assigned dormitory rooms on
     News Article — First Place: Staff Sgt.
                                                                                                the first floor and were involved in all aspects
     Francesca Popp, 3rd Wing Public Affairs
                                                                                                of the course.
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                                                                            Feature                                                   March 17, 2006         5

Former hostage shares lessons with terrorism conference
By Joe N. Wiggins                                         “After hitting me from behind, they then           while another one was using his expense account
Air Intelligence Agency Public Affairs                placed me in restraints and in a box marked to         to steal money from the group,” he said. “Some
                                                      look like it contained a small refrigerator,” he       of them were very hard core, while others were
    “They came to the door dressed as plumbers,       said. “I was taken downstairs, into a van and          just ordinary criminals.”
claiming they needed to fix a leak,” said retired      then later transferred into another car.”                  According to the general, the lessons he
Army Maj. Gen. James Dozier.                              Over the next six weeks, he worked to gain         learned about the Red Brigade still apply to ter-
    But, that was only the beginning of the           the confidence of his captors. He hoped they            rorist groups today.
general’s six-week ordeal as a hostage of the         would see him as a reliable hostage and relax              “They were broken down into regional orga-
Italian terrorist organization, the Red Brigade.      their security around him. He credits this with        nizations or columns, a strategic control section
He described his ordeal to a group of conference possibly saving his life when the Italian authori-          and an executive committee, which was the
attendees in San Antonio, Texas, March 10.            ties rescued him.                                      controlling body,” he said. “The columns carried
    “I didn’t know at the time that I or any mem-         “I did the same things at the same time every      out the decisions passed down from the execu-
ber of NATO was being targeted,” the general          day. I asked for and was given a deck of cards,        tive committee, which isn’t very different from
said. “Later I learned they had been observing        which helped them to see me as more human              the way terrorist groups are organized today.”
me and other NATO                                                                  rather than just a hos-       His rescuers even used many of the same
officials for some                                                                  tage,” he said.           kinds of tactics used today, including interrogat-
time.”                                                                                 “I also continually   ing suspected members, surveillance, creating a
    Italian police of-       “After hitting me from behind, they asked about my wife,”                       distraction, and using speed and surprise when
ficials became aware          then placed me in restraints and in                   he said. “Later, they     executing the rescue.
of some of those sur-                                                              started bringing me           General Dozier shared his experiences with
veillance efforts by           a box marked to look like it con-                   news clippings about      650 people attending the Dynamics of Interna-
interviewing his wife          tained a small refrigerator. I was                  her and international     tional Terrorism course. Conference attendees
after his capture.                                                                 versions of American      included local, regional and federal law enforce-
    “Some of them              taken downstairs, into a van and                    news magazines.           ment officials as well as military members from
had come into my                    then later transferred into                        “While using the      all branches including the U.S. Coast Guard.
apartment building                                                                 cards, I kept scores          General Dozier, then the highest ranking
in groups of three                           another car.”                         by scratching my          Army officer assigned to the NATO, was cap-
posing as meter read-                                                              fingernail on a piece      tured Dec. 17, 1981 by members of the Red
                                     – retired Army Maj. Gen. James Dozier
ers,” he said. “When                                                               of cardboard. They        Brigade, a Marxist-Leninist group attempting to
the Italian police                                                                 later brought me some     cause an Italian civil war forcing the nation to
heard this, they                                                                   paper and a pencil,       leave the NATO alliance.
knew something was                                                                 which I used to keep          The Dynamics of International Terror-
wrong because the meter reader worked alone           a diary and track the time,” the general said. “By     ism course is offered by the Air Force Special
and was authorized to read all the meters in that     the time I was rescued, my count of the days I         Operations School, which is part of the Joint
building.”                                            had been held was only off by two.”                    Information Operations University, located at
    As he described each step of his journey, he          He also said that the terrorists didn’t all hold   Hurlburt Field, Fla. The Joint Special Operations
passed on the lessons he learned to help those in     to the same ideals.                                    University was established in September 2000 as
attendance – hoping they will better understand           “Of the five people they arrested for my            an institution of higher learning focused on joint
how terrorists operate.                               kidnapping, one was later linked to 17 murders,        special operations education.
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                     myPay scams                           Learn to quilt                           Open house
                         There is an explosion of              The Armed Services YMCA is               The PME Center celebrates its
                     myPay look-a-like and copycat         sponsoring a quilting class 1-5 p.m.     40th anniversary March 30.
                     Web sites. Many of the sites in-      Saturday. The classes take place             An open house and cake recep-
                     clude “myPay” in the Web address      weekly through April at the Warrior      tion begins immediately after the
                     —, www.mypay.           Zone, Bldg. 655, on Ft. Richardson.      Airman Leadership School/NCO
                     se/indexen.html, www.mypaysolu-       No child care is available. The first     Academy Class 06-3 final retreat at
            and www.mypayloanser-       class is a rag quilt. Bring a snack to   11 a.m. The open house takes place
                                       share.                                   11 a.m.-1 p.m.
                         Members are led to believe that       Call Judy Atkins at 384-9622 for         For more information, call
                     they are in the official myPay Web     more information, or to sign up and      552-3150.
                     site and unwittingly give personal    get fabric requirements and cutting
                     information, making themselves        instructions.                            Essay, coloring
                     vulnerable to identity theft and                                               contest
                     other problems.                       Free concert                                 The Elmendorf Library is spon-
                         The official myPay Web site is         The U.S. Air Force Band of the       soring a Military Child Month essay
                          Pacific presents the Alaska Brass in      and coloring contest for children
                                                           a free concert beginning at              of military parents. Children ages
                     Bargain Shop closure                  3 p.m. Sunday in the Wilda Marsten       7 and under can color and display
                         The Bargain Shop is closed        Theater at the Loussac Library. This     their pages at the library. These
                     today-March 24 for spring break.      family event features the music of       pages are available at the Library’s
                         The Bargain Shop will have a      American and Canadian composers.         front desk.
                     bag sale March 31. Shoppers can            The doors open 30 minutes               Children ages 8-12 can write
                     fill a paper grocery bag full of       before show time and tickets are not     an essay using the topic “What I
                     select merchandise for $3.            necessary. A reception will follow       like/dislike about being a military
                         For more information, call        the concert. The Wilda Marsten           child? Why?”
                     753-6134.                             Theater is on the first floor of the           The essay topic for children ages
                                                           Loussac Library located on the           13-18 is “Words of Wisdoms from
                     Free movies                           corner of Denali Street and 36th         the Military Teenagers.”
                         The Armed Services YMCA           Avenue.                                      The essays must be turned in by
                     will show “Glory Road” at 7 p.m.          For more information, call           April 15.
                     Saturday at Ft. Richardson Frontier   552-7591.                                    For more information, call
                     Theater and “Harry Potter and the                                              552-2700.
                     Goblet of Fire” at 1 p.m. Wednes-     Home buying seminar
                     day at the Kashim Club.                   The Elmendorf Housing Office          UAA course, tests
                         Active-duty members and           offers a home buying seminar at                The University of Alaska An-
                     military families can pick up free    1 p.m. Monday at 6346 Arctic War-        chorage offers a special intensive
                     tickets at the central office at       rior Dr. The class lasts two to three    fundamentals of oral communica-
                     7179 Fighter Dr.                      hours. Seating is limited.               tion course noon-4 p.m. weekdays
                         For more information, call            For details or to make a reserva-    March 24-April 6 at the Base
                     Taryn Perez at 552-9622.              tion, call 552-4439 or 552-4328.         Education Center.
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                                                                         Briefs                                                       March 17, 2006              7
    The two-week course provides               Housing residents may store          mittee is seeking 2,000 volunteers to
three college credits applicable to        their weapons in quarters, but must      help prepare for events and coordi-
Community College of the Air Force         use gun cabinets, mechanical locks       nate logistics for the NVWG June
degree requirements in 10 four-hour        or other safety devices to render it     28-July 9.
sessions.                                  inoperable.                                  Volunteers are needed for a
       UAA also offers the Meyers-             Weapons are not authorized in        variety of jobs from food service, to
Briggs Type Indicator test and the         the dormitories or temporary lodging     transportation, site setup, scoring,
Strong Interest Inventory Profile tests     units. These weapons must be stored      timing, registration, photography and
for spouses and dependents. These          in the 3rd SFS armory upon arrival.      water distribution. Volunteers will         Chapel Schedule
tests are designed to help make ca-            For details, call the 3rd SFS at     receive a free T-shirt. Food will be
reer choices.                              552-6576.                                provided to anyone who works more              Catholic Parish
    For details, call 753-0204.                                                     than a four-hour shift in a day.              Monday through
                                           Elmendorf year tabs                          To download a volunteer applica-    Wednesday and Friday Mass:
Absentee voting                                The Elmendorf Pass and Registra-     tion, visit www.wheelchairgamesan-      11:30 a.m. at the Chapel Center
    Elections for the Municipality of      tion Office has extended the 2005                                  Thursday Mass: 11:30 a.m.
Anchorage are April 4. For eligible        tab renewal grace period until further       To request more information,        at the Hospital Chapel
residents who cannot make it to the        notice due to a shortage of Air Force    e-mail volunteers@alaskadestinati             Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m. at
polls due to the Polar Force exercise,     Registered Vehicle Expiration Stick- or call 276-5550. For more      Chapel 1
                                                                                                                                  Sunday Evening Mass:
Anchorage has several absentee             ers.                                     details, visit www.wheelchairgames.
                                                                                                                            5 p.m. at Chapel 2
voting options. For more informa-              Once adequate supplies of stick-     org.                                          Confession: 4:30 p.m.
tion about voting absentee, go to the      ers are received, people needing to                                              Sundays at Chapel 2
city’s election Web site at www.muni.      renew their year tab must show cur-      NMFA Family Award                             Catholic Religious
org/assembly2/election.cfm.                rent proof of insurance and vehicle          The National Military Family        Education: 9 a.m. Sundays at the
                                           registration.                            Association is accepting nomina-        Chapel Center.
For Sale Lot                                   The Elmendorf Pass and Registra-     tions for the NMFA Family Award               Stations of the Cross begin
    Items placed in the For Sale Lot       tion Office is located in the basement    to be presented to 12 families each     at 6 p.m. today, March 24 and 31
must have a current state registration     of the People Center.                    year who exemplify the best of the      in Chapel 2 followed by dinner.
and base sticker.                              For more information, call Staff     military family lifestyle.
    The cost to place an item there is     Sgt. Amy Anderson at 551-3202.               Each winning family will receive       Protestant Sunday
                                                                                                                                 Liturgical Service: 9 a.m. at
$2 per day with a seven-day mini-                                                   a cash prize and be eligible for the
mum. Payment envelopes and in-             Volunteers needed                        NMFA Family of the Year.
                                                                                                                            Chapel 2
                                                                                                                                 Traditional Service: 9 a.m.
structions are located at the lot. There          Volunteers are needed for the         Any active duty, reserve compo-     at Chapel 1
are no refunds.                            Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.         nent, or retired family of the Army,         Gospel Service: noon at
    Vehicles and other items not in        This event takes place 9 a.m.-noon       Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or        Chapel 1
compliance will be removed.                April 8 at the Susitna Club.             Coast Guard, as well as surviving            Fellowship Praise: 6 p.m.
                                              Volunteers will run craft tables,     families, or families of servicemem-    at Chapel 1
Weapons registration                       assist with the cooking and clean up,    bers who were injured in the line            Protestant Sunday School:
    Military members residing in base      and dress up in the bunny suit.          of duty within the past three years     10:30 a.m. at the Chapel Center.
housing, temporary lodging, and dor-          To volunteer, call Lauren Mc-         and have since been discharged, are
mitories must register their privately     Grain at 552-8529.                       eligible to apply.                          For more details, call the Cha-
                                                                                                                            pel at 552-4422.
owned weapons with the 3rd Secu-                  The 26th National Veterans            Nominations must be submitted
rity Forces Squadron Armory.               Wheelchair Games Organizing Com-         online at
8    March 17, 2006
                                               Arctic Warrior of the Week                                                      Sourdough Sentinel

                                               PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. ALAN PORT
                                                                                                                            PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. DAVID DONOVAN

          Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Pittman                                                        Staff Sgt. Nicole Frost
Organization and duty title: Alaskan Command human resources                   Organization and duty title: 3rd Comptroller Squadron accounting
sergeant                                                                       technician
Hometown: Newberry, Fla.                                                       Hometown: Uniontown, Pa.
Hobbies: Fishing and hunting                                                   Hobbies: Swimming and dancing
Mission contributions: Provide personnel support for all U.S. Army             Mission contributions: Account for all government purchase card bills
members assigned to Alaskan Command headquarters                               for Elmendorf. Provides financial management assistance to resource
Time at Elmendorf: One year, one month                                         advisors and acts as a liaison between Elmendorf and Defense Finance
Time in the Army: Eight years, six months                                      and Accounting Service in Hawaii for accounting transactions.
Best part about being in Alaska: The summers                                   Time at Elmendorf: Five months
Quote from supervisor: “Sergeant Pittman professionally performs               Time in the Air Force: Eight years, six months
his duties as the Army human resource sergeant. He continually provides        Best part about being in Alaska: The friends I’ve made
expertise on operation plans, personnel augmentation requirements and          Quote from supervisor: “Sergeant Frost exudes professionalism in all
Army personnel policies and procedures in addition to performing rou-          she does. Her will to learn and master tasks as well as lead by example
tine personnel actions for sister service members.” Senior Master Sgt.         shows her commitment to her unit, the 3rd Wing and to the Air Force.”
Mary Bousson                                                                   Marian Lee
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                                                                         News                                               March 17, 2006          9
Elmendorf Airmen receive
nonjudicial punishment
   Article 15s:                         His punishment was a
                                     reduction to technical sergeant,
   An airman with the 3rd            suspended forfeiture of $500
Component Maintenance                per month for two months and
Squadron received a vacation         30 days extra duty suspended.
action for being late to work.
   A vacation action imposes a          A senior airman with the 3rd
suspended punishment that had        Operations Support Squadron
been adjudged by a previous          wrongfully used marijuana.
Article 15. In this case, his pun-      Her punishment was a
ishment was forfeiture of $323.      reduction to airman first class,
                                     with a suspended reduction to
   An airman first class with         airman.
the 3rd CMS used indecent
language with a person under             A senior airman with the
age 16.                              3rd Equipment Maintenance
   His punishment was a              Squadron was caught living in
suspended reduction to airman,       his girlfriend’s dorm room.
forfeiture of $100 per month for         His punishment was a reduc-
two months and 14 days extra         tion to airman first class, with a
duty.                                suspended reduction to airman,
                                     suspended forfeiture of $713 for
   An airman first class with         two months and 30 days extra
the 3rd Medical Operations           duty.
Squadron was caught using a
fake identification card, and             An airman first class with
then made a false official state-     the 3rd EMS damaged govern-
ment.                                ment property by throwing a
   Her punishment was a              rock and breaking a window on
suspended reduction to air-          a forklift.                                                                                     COURTESY PHOTO

man, 30 days extra duty and a            His punishment was a reduc-     What to eat?
reprimand.                           tion to airman with a suspended     Capt. Matthew Hill (front) and Tech. Sgt. Melinda Smith, 3rd Wing Legal
                                     reduction to airman basic,          Office, select Meals Ready-to-Eat to get them through the five-day Pacific
    A master sergeant assigned       suspended forfeiture of $636 for    Joint Legal Exercise March 5-10. Captain Hill and Sergeant Smith were
to a squadron in the 3rd Opera-      two months and 30 days extra        two of nearly 30 legal professionals participating in PACJOLE at the
tions Group committed adultery       duty.                               Pohakuloa Training Area on the island of Hawaii. The exercise focused on
with a senior airman in his              (Courtesy of the 3rd Wing       legal issues in a deployed environment.
section.                             Legal Office)
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                                                                     Feature                                                              March 17, 2006            11

Military members help ‘special’ athletes

                                                                                                                                      PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. SUELLYN NUCKOLLS

                                                                                Staff Sgt. Cassidy Wilson, 732nd Air Mobility Squadron, watches the
                                                                                Special Olympics athletes come down the hill and ensures they hit all of
                                                                                the gates before crossing the finish line. The Special Olympics Alaska
                                                                                2006 Winter Games drew nearly 275 athletes, coaches and volunteers to
                                                                                Anchorage March 10-Sunday. The Winter Games are one of four major
                                                                                Special Olympics Alaska events held each year. Summer Games are
                                                                                in June, Fall Games are in September and a Bowling Tournament is in

                                         PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. SUELLYN NUCKOLLS

Special Olympian Bryan Carey and Staff Sgt. Christopher Block, 3rd
Services Squadron, wait to go up on the slope for Bryan’s second
run. Sergeant Block was a volunteer coach for Bryan at Hilltop Ski
Area during Special Olympics Alaska Winter Games Saturday and
Sunday.                                                                                                                               PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. SUELLYN NUCKOLLS

                                                                                                                                    Staff Sgt. Christopher Block,
                                                                                                                                    3rd Services Squadron, gives
                                                                                                                                    Christopher Vance, a Special
                                                                                                                                    Olympics athlete, a high
                                                                                                                                    five after his snowboard run
                                                                                                                                    Saturday at Hilltop Ski Area.
                                                                                                                                    Sergeant Block was one of
                                                                                                                                    more than 100 military who
                                                                                                                                    volunteers at the Special
                                                                                                                                    Olympics Alaska Winter

                                                                                                    PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. ALAN PORT

Airman 1st Class Zach Davis, 381st Intelligence Squadron, keeps track of time for the referee during the timed
puck shoot as part of the individual floor hockey skills competition of the Special Olympics at South High School
                                                                                                                                                PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. ALAN PORT

                                                                                                                                    Airman 1st Class Zach Davis,
                                                                                                                                    381st Intelligence Squadron,
                                                                                                                                    helps set up the net for the
                                                                                                                                    Special Olympics floor hockey
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                                                                                 Feature                                                                                                                  March 17, 2006     13

                                                    Parachute shop: Pilots last chance for survival
                                                    By Senior Airman Jared Marquis                                        equipment ready to use for the five Elmendorf flying squadrons
                                                    3rd Wing Public Affairs                                               and six different aircraft models, including the C-130H, C-12,
                                                                                                                          E-3B, and F-15C/D/E.
                                                       If something goes wrong and a pilot has to eject, the last             The members receive their training at Sheppard Air Force
                                                    thing they should worry about is whether or not their parachute       Base, Texas, during an almost 15-week tech school, followed
                                                    will open. Twenty-three Elmendorf Airmen make sure that they          by four volumes of Career Development Courses and 15-month
                                                    don’t have to.                                                        upgrade training.
                                                       “We take our job very seriously with the understanding that            The men and women of the survival equipment shop are
                                                    we cannot make a mistake. We know that if our equipment is            aware that their equipment is usually only used in dire situa-
                                                    being used that someone is counting on us, and trusting us with       tions.
                                                    their life,” said Tech. Sgt. Roscoe Youngblood, 3rd Equipment             Senior Airman Michael Jenkins, 3rd EMS survival equip-
                                                    Maintenance Squadron Survival Equipment Shop.                         ment craftsman, said the importance of his job is why he chose
                                                       “We maintain, inspect and repack more than 200 differ-             it.
                                                    ent components such as life rafts, life preservers, flight suits,          “I like survival equipment because on a daily basis I can see
                                                    anti-gravity suits, anti-exposure suits, back automatic personnel     the effects it has on other people’s lives. There was an F-15E
                                                    chutes, drogue parachutes, and the Advanced Concept Ejection          crash at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., in 2003 which
                                                    Seats,” said Sergeant Youngblood “It is our job to work hand-         forced the crew to have to eject. I packed the ACES II parachute
                                                    in-hand with egress and life support to provide aircrew one last      that saved those crewmembers lives and I am proud to know my
                                                    chance for life when all else fails.”                                 skills did that.
                                                       The average day of someone in the survival equipment shop              “I chose this career because it is a humble and self rewarding
                                                    consists of inspecting, and repacking parachutes, said Sergeant       job with all the benefits of knowing that survival equipment is
                                                    Youngblood.                                                           the last to let you down,” he said.
                                                       “It takes six hours to complete this task. It may take longer if       “Our motto is ‘Last to let you down,’ because everyone else
                                                    there is a time change component needing to be replaced due to        who may make a mistake counts on us not to. If an emergency
                                                    expiration of service life, or if a repair is needed,” he said.       egress situation arises, we are the ones you trust with your life,”
                                                       The survival equipment shop is responsible for keeping             said Sergeant Youngblood.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Above: Airman 1st
                                                                                                                                                                                                Class Mathew Laughlin, 3rd
                                                                                                                                                                                                Equipment Maintenance
                                                                                                                                                                                                Squadron, repairs a zipper on
                                                                                                                                                                                                a flight suit using a Technical
                                                                                                                                                                                                Operations Manual as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Left: A survival equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                                troop repairs a zipper. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                members of the shop are
                                                                                                                                                                                                charged with inspecting and
                                                                                                                                                                                                maintaining a variety of egress
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Below: Senior Airman
                                                                                                                                                                                                Michael Jenkins prepares a
                                                                                                                                                                                                parachute to be repacked.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Photos by Senior Airman
                                                                                                                                                                                                Garrett Hothan

    Above: Senior Airman Bill Payne, 3rd
Equipment Maintenance Squadron Survival
Equipment Shop, repairs a four-line harness
on a parachute.
    Top center: Stenciling an LPU 38/P life
preserver is part of a functional inspection that
guarantees the equipment is in working order.
    Bottom center: A parachute is stretched
out to be inspected and repaired. The
inspection process can take up to four hours.
    Right: Senior Airman Nick Spring hems a
large piece of material to form a stab pad.
                                                    Services Eaglet
                      “Telling the Services Story” in daily activities and special events for the Elmendorf community
                                                          Elmendor f Eagles
                                                          Basketball Tryouts
                                                                         6-8 p.m. Today
                                                                1-3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
                                                                         Ft. Richardson
                                                                         Fitness Center

                                                                                                            The Elmendorf men’s basketball team needs
                                                                                                        players to compete in base-level sports. Come ready
                                                                                                    to jump into the action. Comradery, respect and team pride
                                                                                                      are just a few of the perks. Call Tech. Sgt. Darryl Sample
                                                                                                       at 230-7965 or Staff Sgt. Thomas Jones at 830-0095.

  Slush Cup Season Finalé
                                                                         noon-7 p.m.
  2 p.m. March 26                                                        March 25 and 26
                                                                         Hillberg Ski Area
                                                                                  Ski and Snowboard Races
                                                                                          Big Air and Rail Competition
                Today                           Xtreme Bowling with DJ 9 p.m.-1 a.m.,         Spring Break Bowling Special                  Barbara Lavallee presents Preschool
    Snowmachine Trip 5 p.m., $50,            $18 includes shoe rental, Polar Bowl,         11 a.m.-3 p.m. today thru March 24, 50        Story Hour 10:30-11 a.m., ages 5 and
Hillberg Ski Area, 552-4527                  552-4108                                      cents per game ages 18 and under, 75          under, Library, 552-3787
    RC DJ (The Rajun Cajun)                     Kids Corner “Candle Art” 1-3 p.m.,         cents for adults, Polar Bowl, 552-410            Take It, Make It Crafts 11-11:30 a.m.,
9 p.m.-3 a.m., adults only, Kashim           ages 3-10, $15, Arts & Crafts Center,            Gray Whale Season Begins make              ages 5 and under, Library, 552-3787
Lounge, 753-6131                             552-7012 or 552-2470                          your cruise reservations with Information,       Barbara Lavallee print and book
    Southern Barbecue Buffet                    Give Parents a Break 1-5 p.m., must        Tickets & Travel, 753-2378                    signing 11:30 a.m., meet Alaskan artist,
5:30-8:30 p.m., $8.95 Members First          have a referral, care given at the Sitka                                                    Library, 552-3787
price, $11.95 regular price, children 6-12   Child Development Center, make                              Monday                             Introduction to Photography
eat for $4.50, Susitna Café, 753-3131        reservations by calling the Denali CDC,          E-4 and Below Special 5-9 p.m.,            5:30-9:30 p.m., $5, bring camera, limit
    Club Member Social Hour 5-6 p.m.,        552-8304                                      50 percent off bowling and shoes. If the      six people, Arts & Crafts Center,
adults only, Kashim Lounge, 753-6131            Pottery – Sculpting and Hand-              military member is deployed, their family     552-7012 or 552-2470
and The Cave, 753-3131                       Builders Club 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $65, Arts       can still participate, just bring a copy of      Bike Maintenance Clinic 1 p.m., $5,
    Night Hoops 8:45-11:30 p.m. at the       & Crafts Center, 552-7012 or 552-2470         the orders, Polar Bowl, 552-4108              Outdoor Recreation, 552-2023
Youth Center gym, Teen Center,                                                                Alyeska Ski Trip 8 a.m.-7 p.m., $49
753-2371                                                   Sunday                          with equipment from Equipment Rental,                    Thursday
    St. Patrick’s Day Party 8 p.m., play        Hillberg Sourdough Races 1 p.m.,           $37 without equipment, $10 transporta-           Free Lift Ticket 5-9 p.m., receive a
silly games and win prizes with the          races for snowboarders and skiers, $2 race    tion only, Information, Tickets & Travel,     complimentary lift ticket with the rental
Armed Services YMCA for not wearing          entry, bring a trash bag for the “Prospec-    552-0297                                      of a complete $6 ski package or $7.50
green, beverage specials, food and lots of   tor’s Pancho” race, Hillberg Ski Area,           Spring Break Arts & Crafts Camp            snowboard package, Hillberg Ski Area,
fun, Kashim Club, 753-6131                   552-4838                                      10 a.m.-4 p.m. today thru March 24,           552-4838
    Beginner Crochet 6-8 p.m. today and          Family Xtreme Bowling 1-8 p.m.,           $130, ages 5-15, Arts & Crafts Center,           Keystone Club Field Trip to
March 24, $35, bring yarn and needle,        $30 for up to six bowlers, shoe rental, one   552-7012 or 552-2470                          Mountain View Boys and Girls Club
Arts & Crafts Center, 552-7012 or            lane for two hours, two pitchers of soda                                                    5-8 p.m., ages 13-18, Teen Center,
552-2470                                     and popcorn, Polar Bowl, 552-4108                          Tuesday                          753-2371
    Report Card Special 4-6 p.m.                Snowmachine Trips noon, 3 p.m. and            Dollar Daze 5-9 p.m., $1 per game, $1         Bingo 6 p.m., adults only, $10 cards,
Monday-Thursday, one free game for           6 p.m., $50, Hillberg Ski Area, 552-4838      for shoe rental, Polar Bowl, 552-4108         one jackpot worth $1,000, Arctic Oasis
“A’s” or “O’s,” limit three games, Polar        Beginner Cross Country Ski Lessons            Lunch and Learn “Bed Time Fun”             Community Center, 552-8529
Bowl, 552-4108                               1 p.m., $5 or free if skis are purchased      11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., open to the public,
                                             or rented for the season from Equipment       Sitka CDC, 552-6403                                       March 24
           Saturday                          Rental, 552-2023                                 Trip to H2Oasis 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $15,          Teen Trip to Dimond Mall and
   Hillberg Ice Fishing Tournament              Sunday Brunch 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,        ages 9-12, limit 13 participants, Youth       Movie 3-8 p.m., ages 13-18, $8, Teen
noon-4 p.m. at Hillberg Lake, prizes,        $16.95 Members First price, $19.95            Center, 552-2266                              Center, 753-2371
Outdoor Adventure, 552-4527                  regular price, $7.95 for children age 6-12,                                                    Hilltop Ski Trip 8 a.m.-7 p.m., $49
   Cross Country Ski Waxing Clinic           Susitna Café, 753-3131                                 Wednesday                            with equipment from Equipment Rental,
1 p.m., Outdoor Recreation, 552-2023            Roller skating at Skateland 1-5 p.m.,         Wednesday Night Madness 5-9 p.m.,          $37 without equipment, $10 transporta-
   Karaoke 9 p.m., adults only, Kashim       $6.50, ages 9-12, limit 13 participants,      $18 per lane, up to five bowlers, shoes not    tion only, Information, Tickets & Travel,
Lounge, 753-6131                             Youth Center, 552-2266                        included, Polar Bowl, 552-4108                552-0297
16        March 17, 2006
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ACROSS                                     52. Mil. uniforms
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18. Dine                                   66. ___ Domini
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32. Gamble                                 4. ERA, RBI, etc.
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35. Part 3 of George S. Patton quote       7. Desire
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42. Command or hitching                    9. “Honest” president
43. Public TV station                      10. Golfer Ernie
46. Palm product                           11. Permit
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                                           14. 2005 Alba movie “____ the
                                           Blue”                                   36. Cast or angle
                                           16. Grope                               37. CC’s work area                   54. Royal title
                                           19. Steal                               38. Standard time in 8th zone west   55. Peruvian capital
                                           20. Anger                               of Greenwich, UK                     56. Sheep sound
                                           21. Amid                                39. USAF commissioning source        57. Vase
                                           22. Edited out                          40. Giant great                      58. X, to Cicero
                                           23. “Once ___ a time...”                41. Singer Hill                      59. 2005 Pacino movie “___ for the
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                                           25. Spicy                               45. Bro’s sib                        60. Headgear
                                           26. Football scores                     47. UFO flyer                         61. Picnic pest
                                           28. Packaged set                        48. Tax                              62. “Are We There Yet?” Actress
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           March 10 solutions              30. Former mil. mission in Turkey       52. End of George S. Patton quote    63. PJ mission
                                                              Dennis Wright, 3rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight, jumps over
                                                              an obstacle as part of the Eagles baseball tryouts. Team coach Shane England
                                                              said 16 people showed up to the tryouts. He added that they may be looking for a
                                                              couple more players. Anyone interested should call him at 580-2112.

                                                              Sean Carroll, 381st Intelligence Squadron, runs between gloves and fields ground
                                                              balls during tryouts for the Elmendorf Eagles Adult baseball team March 7-9. The
                                                              team is part of the Anchorage Adult Baseball League, and will start play in May.
                                                              The team also participates in various tournaments throughout the season, which
                                                              ends in early September.

                                                                                                                           PHOTOS BY STAFF SGT. ALAN PORT

                          Sport Shorts
Black Sheep Archery                    Recreation. The staff can also stamp a
                                       license for fishing on Elmendorf.
       Black Sheep Bowmen Archery
Club target leagues begin at 7 p.m.    Storage lot combo
Thursdays through March.               changes
   Cost is $6. Leagues are open to        Outdoor Recreation will change
everybody                              the lock combinations on all RV stor-
       Youth archery classes take      age lots May 1. Stop in or call
place 10 a.m.-noon April 8-May 13.     552-2023 for a new combination.
The classes are for children ages
8-16.                                  Camper reservations
   The classes are free. Bows and         Outdoor Recreation will begin
arrows are provided. Parental super-   taking reservations for camper rentals
vision is required.                    beginning April 15. Camper rentals                                                 PHOTO BY STAFF SGT. ALAN PORT
   The class is open to military and   must be done in person at
civilian families.
       The range is located at Bldg.
                                       7301 Jerstad Ave.                        Have a ball
                                                                                Daisy Vyvial, 3rd Aerospace Medicine Squadron (center),
7271 on Gibson Avenue.                 Bicycle tune-up                          teaches students how to exercise using the stability ball at
   For more information, call             Bike maintenance clinics begin at
                                                                                the Health and Wellness Center. People who are interested in
753-1855 or visit           1 p.m. April 15, 22 and 29 at Outdoor    learning how to use a stability ball can attend a class beginning                      Recreation.                              at 1 p.m. April 6, May 4 and June 1. For more information or to
                                                                                sign up, call 552-2361.
Cross country ski                      Skeet tourney
returns                                    The Alaska Armed Forces Skeet
   Season rentals must be turned in    Championship takes place May 4-7
no later than April 15 at Equipment    at the Ft. Richardson Trap & Skeet
Rental.                                Range. The cost is $28 per gauge/100
                                       bird event.
Fishing licenses                           For more information, call Henry
   Alaska 2006 fishing licenses and     Martin at 552-2817 or Paul Taitt at
king stamps are available at Outdoor   552-6669.

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