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Welcome Home!
  Also In ThIs Issue:   Eliminating vouchEr middlE mEn   Wing to host dining out in novEmbEr   halloWEEn safEty tips
                                               908th Airlift Wing, Maxwell AFB                    october 2010
2   S o u t he r n F ly e r                           Com m e n ta ry                                                                                                                                                                   N e w s / Com m e n ta ry                   o c tobe r 2 0 1 0       3

                                                         Where Do I Fit in Today’s Fight?                                                                                                                                     Step into the future
                                                                          ost of us are aware         but we also deploy our wing members
    Flyer                                                                 that Secretary Donley to fill individual requirements.
                                                                          and General Schwartz            For instance, Col Clark is cur-
                                                                                                                                                                                       Ch. (Maj.) David Dersch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              By SSgt Mary Evelyn Baxter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              908th AW/FM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     out your paperwork and turn it in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to your squadron-appointed travel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     voucher examiner. By the way, if
                                                         have established five pri-                               rently performing a criti-                                                                                      Step into the future by using the
     Vol. 47 Issue 09                                                                                                                                                                   “Welcome Home.”                                                              you don’t know who your examiner
                                                         orities to guide the Air                                  cal function in support of                                                                                 new electronic system of filing your
     October 2010                                                                                                                                                                       These are some of the most beau-                                             is, check the list below.
                                                         Force’s future. General                                   the ground component                                                                                       travel voucher — e-Finance.
                                                                                                                                                                                    tiful words in the English language.                                                 To close the loop on filing your
                                                         Stenner has shaped the                                    commander in South-                                                                                            E-Finance is used for multi-status
                                                                                                                                                                                    They have taken on added meaning                                                 voucher with e-Finance, submit a
     Table of Contents                                                                                                                                                                                                        orders such as IDT, ADT, ADSW,
                                                         Air Force Reserve priori-                                 west Asia as part of a                                           since I’ve come back “home” to the        school, AT, MPA, civilian, etc. Once
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     copy of the tracking sheet submis-
                                                         ties as supporting pillars                                joint force. These discrete                                      908th recently after 18 months. It’s      a voucher is submitted it electroni-   sion from e-Finance to the wing
     02 Commentary
        Col. Robert H. Shepherd
                                                         upon which we can                                         taskings give our Airmen                                         great to be back in time to welcome       cally routes from you the member, to finance office when you turn in your
                                                         focus our efforts.                                        a chance to participate                                          home our Airmen who have spent            your supervisor, to the FSO, then to Pay Document. Either way you file
     03 Travel Vouchers: Cutting                             I’d like to further                                   as their schedules permit                                        the last four months superbly doing       Ellsworth where it should process in your vouchers or take care of your
        out the middle man                               highlight our wing’s role                                 and often in areas outside                                                                                 seven to 10 business days.             travel, we are here to help.
                                                                                                                                                                                    what they have trained to do. And
     04-05 908th Reservist helps                         in sustaining our                                              their specific skill.                                       now they’re home. What a feeling!             Filing your travel voucher             For more information you can
                                                                                    Col. Robert H. Shepherd
         aim field guide project                         combat capability               908th Wing Commander               We must also re-                                            It’s important to realize that the    through e-Finance allows you to cut    access the e-Finance website via the
                                                         where the rubber                                               tain the capability of                                      warm glow of reunion will some-           out the middle man and the op-         AF Portal, or directly via their web
     06-07 Our deployers return                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      address at https://www.my.af.mil/
                                                         meets the road.                              responding to emerging threats. As                                            what fade as we face the cold reality     portunity to view the status of your
         home from SW Asia                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           efinanceprod/GovWarning.aspx.
                                                             AF Priority: Partner with the            members of the Selected Reserve, we                                           of fitting back in. Like it or not,       voucher at any time.
     08 Wing will host Dining Out                        Joint and Coalition team to win              represent the first layer of that capa-                                                                                     e-Finance cannot be used for           To access user guides, FAQ’s, and
                                                                                                                                                                                    things aren’t exactly the same after a
        event in November                                today’s fight                                bility through voluntary service and                                                                                    supplementals, accruals, partial       to find other helpful information
                                                                                                                                                                                    long absence. There may be drastic
     09 All Hallow’s Eve: Keep                               USAFR Priority: Provide an               involuntary mobilization. We offer a                                                                                    vouchers, or when performing mili-     about e-Finance visit the e-Finance
                                                                                                                                                                                    differences, like the arrival of a new    tary/civilian conversions or MPA to    Workspace CoP at https://www.
        your kids safe                                   operational, combat-ready force              place for trained Airmen to continue                                          family member or pet. There may be        RPA conversions. When you have a afkm.wpafb.af.mil/community/views/
     10 Newcomers, Retirements,                          while maintaining a strategic reserve their service after leaving the active                                               small ones, such as new procedures        voucher of this nature, you will fill  home.aspx?Filter=AF-FM-FH-03.
        Promotions                                           908 AW Mission: Provide                  force, as well as providing a starting                                        in the shop. Whatever the case, those
                                                         unrivaled theater airlift and flexible       point for some folks.                                                         who return and those who receive
     11 UTA schedule/
        General info
                                                         combat support across the spectrum               Our ability to organize, train and                                        them both have to re-adjust.                Unit Travel Voucher Examiners
                                                         of military operations                       equip — our UTA focus points — at                                                 The process of finding a new
     12 Back Page                                            No one can doubt that winning            the same readiness level as our active                                                                                  AES             Ms. Cook                 LRS             SMSgt Rollins
                                                                                                                                                                                    normal after a long absence is called     AES             Maj Hilyard              MOF             CMSgt Dearth
                                                         today’s fight is an immediate concern component counterparts gives us                                                      “re-integration.” Don’t let this word
                                                         and we are meeting the challenge.            this ability to join the fight at a mo-                                                                                 AMX             CMSgt Alexander          MOF             MSgt Watts
                  Public Affairs                                                                                                                                                    scare you or make it sound difficult.     AMX             MSgt Sims                MSF             Ms Hails
                                                         We have just welcomed back a large           ment’s notice.                                                                Re-integration is simply getting com-
    PA Officer:                 Lt. Col. Jerry Lobb      group of ops and maintenance per-                We’re in the fight every day and                                                                                    APS             MSgt Ballentine          MSF             SMSgt Roy
    Editor:                      Gene H. Hughesl                                                                                                                                    fortable and adjusting to the changes     APS             TSgt Owens               MXG             CMSgt Corporon
    Writer:                              VACANT          sonnel — mostly volunteers — who             stand ready to answer our nation’s                                            that occurred while away.
                                                         supported the AEF in Southwest Asia, call tomorrow, too.                                                                                                             APS             CMSgt Whited             MXG             TSgt Lazenby
                                                                                                                                                                                        It’s getting you back into the flow   AS              SSgt Livingston          MXS             SMSgt Eubanks
                                                                                                                                                                                    of your family or unit.                   AS              SMSgt Molloy             MXS             CMSgt Scott
                                             Southern Flyer                                                                                                                             Sometimes there are bumps in          ASTS            TSgt Dunning             OG              SSgt Livingston
                                                                                                                                                                                    the road as we re-integrate. This is      ASTS            Maj Woodsmall            OG              SMSgt Molloy
                                                                                           This funded Air Force Reserve Command newspaper is an authorized publication
                                                                                        for members of the U.S. military services. Contents of the “Southern Flyer” are not         normal. Accept the bumps and don’t        AW              TSgt Mitchell            OSF             SSgt Livingston
                                                                                        necessarily the official views of or endorsed by the U.S. Government, Department of
                                             Cover photo:                               Defense or the Department of the Air Force. Editorial content of the “Southern Flyer” is
                                                                                        edited, prepared and provided by the 908th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office. All photos
                                                                                                                                                                                    get bent out of shape. However, if        AW              Ms Ray                   OSF             SMSgt Molloy
                                                  Friends and family members of         are Air Force photos unless otherwise indicated.                                            the bumps continue, or become             CES             SMSgt Fenn               SVF             SMSgt Godwin
                                                                                           We solicit articles, drawings and photographs and reserve the right to edit materials
                                                  the 908th Airlift Wing gathered at    to conform to “Southern Flyer” editorial policies. Because of the printing and mail-out     mountains, don’t be afraid to seek        CES             MSgt Pfeiffer            SVF             TSgt Mason
                                                                                        schedule the newspaper goes to press on Friday, two weeks prior to the unit training
                                                  Maxwell AFB to welcome home ap-                                                                                                   some help with the re-integration.        CF              MSgt O’Connor            SFS             TSgt Foote
                                                                                           The submission deadline for articles or information is the Monday two weeks prior to
                                                  proximately 150 members after their                                                                                               Our chapel section is always avail-       CF              SMSgt Williams           SFS             MSgt Oliver
                                                                                        the UTA. Send inquiries and submissions to 908AW/PA, 401 W. Maxwell Blvd., Maxwell
                                                  four-month deployment.                AFB, AL 36112 or e-mail them to 908aw.pa@maxwell.af.mil. Our phone number is (334)
        U.S. Air Force Photo/                                                           953-6804 or DSN 493-6804; our fax number is (334) 953-2202 or DSN 493-2202. For
                                                                                        information about this schedule, call this office at (334) 953-7874.
                                                                                                                                                                                    able to help. We can help keep the        LRS             MSgt Geiselman           SFS             TSgt Williams
        Gene H. Hughes
                                                                                                                                                                                    warmth in the “welcome home.”
4   S o u t he r n F ly e r              N e w s F e at u r e                                                                                                                                      N e w s F e at u r e                     o c tobe r 2 0 1 0                5

    Climatizing aCross Cultures
    Reservist helps produce expeditionary field guides to aid Airmen acclimate to strange surroundings
    By Gene H. Hughes                           specific classes on Iraq and Afghani-     get nothing accomplished.”               information, select photographs,
    908th AW Public Affairs
                                                stan and computer-based training,              When Carver came aboard the         design pages and produce the guides
        When servicemembers deploy, it’s        the Expeditionary Airmen Field            field guide project, the information     on time and within budget. Starting
    not uncommon for them to receive            Guides for Iraq and Afghanistan has       for the Iraq guide and most for the      with $850,000, Carver provided the
    a variety of classes on the geography,      been making a successful splash since     Afghanistan guide had already been       initial 250,000 guides printed for
    history, people, customs and courte-        they first came out.                      accumulated in Word-version text.        a cost of $400,000, or less than $2
    sies of the area of operations to which         “The question was how to train        The first task was to pass the text      per guide. The guides were printed
    they’ll be sent. In the War on Terror,      a total force of 507,000 Airmen,          around through the anthropologists       in March and are currently being
    these countries are thousands of years      and specifically, more than 100,000       and cultural experts, to make sure       distributed. Approximately one-third
                         old and are ex-        deployers, in an Air Force way.,” Maj.    facts were not only correct, but care-   of the guides have been passed out so
                         tremely complex.       Carver said. “But Dr. Dan Henk and        fully worded.                            far, including one for each graduate of
                             With this kind     Mr. Hank Finn at the AFCLC had a               “You have to be very wary, es-      an AU school.
                         of information,        vision of what was needed, and the        pecially in religion,” he said. “Ev-         “So far the only responses we’ve
                         American military      result was the formation of the cen-      erything has to be presented from a      gotten on them have been ‘These are
                         personnel can avoid    ter’s Expeditionary Skills Training.”     neutral point of view. We just wanted    great, Send us more.’”
                         cultural clashes and       The first issue was getting some      to present the facts. A lot of people        Following meetings with the 17th
                         giving offense in      sort of “instant training” that could     who may have spent time in Iraq, and     Air Force at Ramstien AB, the USAF
    cARveR               extremely sensitive    be provided to everyone quickly.          are now deploying to Afghanistan for     component of AFRICOM, the CLC
    areas, like religion. A major problem       The next problem dealt with putting       the first time, might make assump-       and Carver are about to expand the
    with classes is that there’s not enough     training aids into Airmen’s hands,        tions that everything’s the same. And    “library” to include six African coun-                                                                             Courtesy photo/357 AS

    information, or far too much, and les-      something that could be easily refer-     it’s not. It’s very different.           tries. Major Carver recently returned      Recently deployed members of the 908th Airlift Wing, including Master Sgt. Pam
                                                enced and referred to when needed.             “One example of a topic we          from Botswana, not only to work on         Rhodes and Lt. Col. Ken Ostrat, were some of the first Airmen to make use of the Expe-
    sons are often dismissed or forgotten.
                                                That’s really where the Expeditionary     wrangled with was how to say that in     the guide, but also to produce the         ditionary Airmen Field Guides in Southwest Asia.
        The military has been develop-
    ing easy-carry manuals, for decades,        Airmen Field Guide concept came           Islam, Muslims believe that the Jew-     Visual Expeditionary Skills Training,
                                                                                                                                                                              slated for production by the end of         further.
    but the concept still hasn’t been           into being.                               ish and Christian scriptures have been   (VEST) the Tier Three-level, for that
                                                                                                                                                                              the fiscal year.                                As a follow on to the field guides,
    perfected yet. Major Charles Carver,            Air Force expeditionary skills        corrupted and the Koran is the only      country.
                                                                                                                                                                                  While CLC is focused on the             the AFCLC has been working to
    commander of the 908th Logistics            training is broken into four tiers. The   perfect word of God. How do you ex-          “I took a lot of pictures and video.
                                                                                                                                                                              guides as a strictly Air Force tool,        produce a scenario-based “choose-
    Readiness Squadron, has been part of        field guides fall into Tier Two: area-    plain that Muslims believe they, Jews    The (U.S.) embassy had community
                                                                                                                                                                              Carver said requests from other orga-       your-own-ending” video training
    an Air Force Culture and Language           specific general knowledge needed by      and Christians all worship the same      relations people, and I met with the
                                                                                                                                                                              nizations, such as the Defense Lan-         tool. The VEST episodes for Iraq and
    Center (AFCLC) project here at              deployers.                                God, but Jews and Christians don’t?      Botswana Defense Force’s public
                                                                                                                                                                              guage Institute, have been received. In     Afghanistan are slated to be released
    Maxwell that might have the answer.             “You have a meeting scheduled         We had to work hard to make sure         affairs officer,” He said. I got to play
                                                                                                                                                                              fact, Maj. Carver just filled a request     in FY11.
        “Our overall task is to deliver cul-    at 10 a.m., but your native opposite      it was worded right so it wouldn’t be    tourist and see some things, but with
                                                                                                                                                                              for 50,000 Afghanistan field guides             “As a logistics specialist, I’ve typi-
    ture training to over 507,000 Airmen        doesn’t arrive until noon,” he said.      offensive to anyone who read it.         the goal of being able to read a script
                                                                                                                                                                              from the US Forces-Afghanistan staff.       cally dealt with supporting a whole
    across the total force, and more spe-       “Due to your schedule, you no longer           “My concern is that Airmen who      and decide whether a scenario is
                                                                                                                                                                                   “Since they’re the Cadillac of cul-    unit to deploy to a combat environ-
    cifically to 100,000 deployers across       have time, but to simply bow out and      have strong views would flip through     relevant for an Airman deployed to
                                                                                                                                                                              ture guides in the DoD, General Pa-         ment. Now it’s the fact that I’ve been
    all ranks and career fields, although       leave might be taken as an insult. As     the guide and get the impression that    Botswana or not.
                                                                                                                                                                              treaus wants all his Soldiers, Marines,     able to have an effect across the entire
    we also help enhance the training of        an Airman, you’re under pressure to       it endorses Islam, and dismiss the           “I also sat down with some of 17th
                                                                                                                                                                              Sailors, and Airmen in the FOBs to          Air Force in a mission-focused, yet
    our special ops and other specialized       get your mission accomplished, but if     guide altogether, thereby losing the     Air Force’s people who have been there
                                                                                                                                                                              have one,” he said.                         non-combat way, has been pretty
    career fields,” he said.                    you transfer the pressure to your host    benefits.”                               and listened to their stories.”
                                                                                                                                                                                  There might be a possibility that       neat. Hopefully, this will help us
        Aside from culture-general and          nation counterparts, you’ll probably           Carver’s main task was to edit          He said the African guides are
                                                                                                                                                                              the guide project might expand even         avoid the combat environment.”
     S weet Home A labama
6   S o u t he r n F ly e r     Cover Story                                                                                                                                                H i r io v e r n t o r y
                                                                                                                                                                                               C n g a S A RT               o c tobe r 2 0 1 0   7

                              By Gene H. Hughes                             a large section of the North Atlantic and          In addition to its duties as part of the    medical and aerial port Airmen, departed
                              908th AW Public Affairs
                                                                            disrupted a huge volume of trans-Atlantic      war on terror, two aircrews of the 908th also   for a four-month tour in Southwest Asia
                                  Approximately 150 members of the          and European air traffic.                      took part in humanitarian relief missions       during January.
                              908th Airlift Wing returned to their home         The Reservists provided airlift in sup-    to Pakistan after that country was struck by        The wing also provided rapid humanitar-
                              base recently after a four-month deployment port of United States Central Command for        devastating floods in late July. The Alabama    ian response when earthquakes struck the
                              to Southwest Asia. The main body arrived      Operation Iraqi Freedom, recently renamed      Reservists participated in the delivery of      island nation of Haiti.
                              via a commercial airliner late Oct. 17, while New Dawn. During the deployment, the           more than 60,000 pounds of food and sup-            “We’re very proud of the sacrifices made
                              the unit’s C-130 Hercules transports and      wing’s aircraft and crews transported people   plies.                                          by our warriors and their families,” said Col.
                              aircrews arrived during the next two days.    and cargo in support of Operation Iraqi            It has been an active year for the 908th.   Robert H. Shepherd, wing commander.
                                  The Reservists, aircrews and maintenance Freedom, recently renamed as Operation          After being graded as deployment ready by       “Their efforts during the deployment, to
                              personnel, departed in May. Their departure New Dawn. One aircrew was recognized             Air Mobility Command at its Operational         include forward deploying to support a sig-
                              was held for several days due to the huge     by its parent deployed command, the 379th      Readiness Inspection in December, the unit      nificant humanitarian relief operation, were
                              cloud of ash spewing from the Eyjafjalla-     Air Expeditionary Wing, for safety awards      worked furiously to prepare for duty over-      vital to our nation’s defense and in keeping
                              jokull volcano in Iceland. The cloud covered for the months of May and June.                 seas. Several members of the unit, mostly       with our traditions of service.”

                                                                                                                           U.S. Air Force photos/
                                                                                                                                 Lt. Col. Jerry Lobb
                                                                                                                                 & Gene H. Hughes
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                                       Aro s nd he W                                                                                                                                                       hol id ay S a f e t y                    o c tobe r 2 0 1 0        9

    908th AW to host first
    Dining Out in a decade
                                                                                                                                              Halloween Safety Tips
                                                                                                                                              BEFORE HALLOWEEN:                           • Take extra effort to eliminate trip-    • REMIND TRICK-or-TREATERS:
                                                                                                                                              • Plan costumes that are bright and         ping hazards on your porch and walk-      •By using a flashlight, they can see
    Tix available through squadron 1st shirts                                                                                                 reflective. Make sure that shoes fit        way. Check around your property for       and be seen by others.
    By Lt. Col. Donna Roberts                 good food and beverages, beautiful                                                              well and that costumes are short            low limbs, wires or garden hoses that     • Stay in a group and communicate
    908 ASTS
                                              decorations, and a guest speaker. All                                                           enough to prevent tripping, entangle-       may prove hazardous to young chil-        where they will be going.
                                              wing members are encouraged to                                                                  ment or contact with flame.                 dren rushing from house to house.         • Only go to porch-lit homes.
        The 908th Airlift Wing is plan-
                                              attend and bring a guest. The attire                                                            • Consider adding reflective tape or                                                  • Remain on well-lit streets and
    ning a Dining Out for the evening of                                                                                                      striping to costumes and Trick-or-                                                    always use the sidewalk.
                                              for the evening is Mess Dress for                                                                                                           PRE-HALLOWEEN NIGHT:
    Nov. 6 at the Embassy Suites Hotel,                                                                                                       Treat bags for greater visibility.                                                    • If no sidewalk is available, walk at
                                              officers. Enlisted personnel’s attire is                                                                                                    • A good meal prior to parties and
    300 Tallapoosa St. in Montgomery.                                                                                                         • Secure emergency ID (name, ad-                                                      the farthest edge of the roadway fac-
                                              mess dress or military semi-formal.                                                                                                         trick-or-treating will discourage
    It will honor our wing members for                                                                                                        dress, phone number) discreetly                                                       ing traffic.
                                                  Refer to AFI 36-2903 for pictures                                                                                                       youngsters from filling up on Hal-
    their dedicated service and welcome                                                                                                       within the costume or on a bracelet.                                                  • Never cut across yards or use alleys.
                                              and details of attire. Civilian attire is                                                                                                   loween treats.
    home our deployed members.                                                                                                                • Because masks can limit or block eye-     • Consider fire safety when decorating.   • Never enter a stranger’s home or
        The event will begin with a cock-     formal or semi-formal.
                                                                                                                                              sight, consider non-toxic makeup and        Do not overload electrical outlets with   car.
    tail hour at 6 p.m., followed by the                                                                                                      decorative hats as safer alternatives.      holiday lighting or special effects.      • Obey all traffic and pedestrian
    dinner at 7.                              Rules of the Mess:                          Tickets are available in each squadron with First
                                                                                          Sergeants as the point of contact. Ticket prices    • When shopping for costumes, wigs          • Always keep Jack O’ Lanterns and        regulations.
        A Dining Out represents the           1. Thou shalt arrive within 10 min-         are as follows;                                     and accessories, look for and purchase      hot electric lamps away from drapes,      • Never run across a street.
    most formal aspects of Air Force          utes of the appointed hour.                 E1 - E4 and guest:                       $35 each   only those with a label clearly indicat-                                              • Only cross the street as a group in
                                                                                                                                                                                          decorations, flammable materials or
    social life, bringing together unit       2. Thou shalt make every effort to          E5 - E6 and guest:                       $45 each   ing they are flame resistant.               areas where children will be standing     established crosswalks (as recognized
    members of all ranks in an atmo-          meet all guests.                            E7 and above:                            $55 each
                                              3. Thou shalt move to the mess                                                                  • Think twice before using simulated        or walking.                               by local custom).
    sphere of camaraderie, good fel-                                                      Alumni:                                  $55 each
                                              when thou hear the chimes and                                                                   knives, guns or swords. If such props       • Plan and review with your children      • Remove any mask or item that
    lowship, and social rapport. Formal       remain standing until seated by the          12.Thou shalt fall into disrepute with             must be used, be certain they do not        the route and behavior which is ac-       will limit eyesight before crossing a
    military dinners are a tradition in all   President.                                   thy peers if the pleas of thy                      appear authentic and are soft and           ceptable to you. Agree on a specific      street, driveway or alley.
    branches of the US Armed services.        4. Thou shalt not bring cocktails or         cummerbund are not properly faced.                 flexible to prevent injury.                 time when revelers must return home.      • Don’t assume the right of way.
        The Army refers to it as the          lighted smoking material into the            13.Thou shalt also be painfully re-                • Obtain flashlights with fresh batter-                                               Motorists may have trouble seeing
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Along with flashlights for all, older
    regimental dinner; while the Ma-          mess.                                        garded if thy clip-on bow tie rides
                                                                                                                                              ies for all children and their escorts.     children and escorts should wear a        Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one
                                              5. Thou shalt not leave the mess             at an obvious list. Thou shalt be for-
    rines and Coast Guard describe it as                                                                                                      • Plan to use only battery powered lan-     wristwatch and carry coins for non-       car stops, doesn’t mean others will!
                                              whilst convened. Military protocol           given, however, if thou also ride at a
    Mess Night. The Navy and Air Force        overrides all calls of nature.               comparable list.                                   terns or chemical lightsticks in place of   emergency phone calls.                    • Never consume food items or
    traditionally call it Dining In. When     6. Thou shalt participate in all toasts      14.Thou shalt consume thy meal in a                candles in decorations and costumes.        • Confine, segregate or otherwise         drinks that may be offered.
    spouses and guests are invited, it is     unless thyself or thy group is               manner becoming gentlepersons.                     • Teach children how to call 9-1-1          prepare household pets for an eve-        • No treats are to be eaten until they
    referred to as “Dining Out.”              honored with a toast.                        15.Thou shalt not laugh at ridicu-                 (or their local emergency number) if        ning of frightful sights and sounds.      are thoroughly checked by a parent.
        The origin of formal military         7. Thou shalt ensure that thy glass is       lously funny comments unless the                   they have an emergency or become                                                      • Law Enforcement authorities
                                                                                                                                                                                          Be sure that all dogs and cats are
                                              always charged when toasting.                President first shows approval by
    dinners can be traced to the con-                                                                                                         lost. Remind them that 9-1-1 can be         wearing collars and proper ID tags.       should be notified immediately of
                                              8. Thou shalt keep toasts and com-           laughing.
    tinental army of General George           ments within the limits of good taste        16.Thou shalt express thy approval                 dialed free at any payphone.                • Remind all household drivers to         any suspicious or unlawful activity.
    Washington, with Air Force customs        and mutual respect. Degrading or in-         by tapping thy spoon on the table,                 • Review with your children the             remain cautious and drive slowly
    enhanced by General Hap Arnold            sulting remarks will be frowned upon         clapping of thy hands will not be                  principle of “Stop-Drop-Roll”, should       throughout the community.                 AFTER TRICK-OR-TREATING:
    during World War II. Most military        by the membership. However, good             tolerated.                                         their clothes catch on fire.                • Adult partygoers should establish a     • Wait until children are home to
    units plan this event every ten years.    natured needling is encouraged.              17.Thou shalt not question the deci-               • Openly discuss appropriate and inap-      designated driver.                        sort and check treats.
                                              9. Thou shalt not murder the                 sions of the President.                            propriate behavior at Halloween time.
    The 908 Airlift Wing’s last Dining                                                                                                                                                                                              • Though tampering is rare, a re-
                                              Queen’s English.                             18.When the mess adjourns, thou
    Out was in 2000.                                                                                                                          • Consider purchasing individually          WHEN TRICK-OR-TREATING:                   sponsible adult should closely ex-
                                              10. Thou shalt not open the hangar           shalt rise and wait for the President
         The theme of this year’s Dining      doors (talk shop)                            and guests to leave.                               packaged healthy food alternatives (or      • A parent or responsible adult           amine all treats and throw away any
    Out is “The Airmen’s Creed”. There        11.Thou shalt always use the proper          19.Thou shalt enjoy thyself to thy                 safe non-food treats) for those who         should always accompany young             spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious
    are plans for a band with dancing,        toasting procedures.                         fullest.                                           visit your home.                            children on their rounds.                 items.
10 S o u t he r n F ly e r                  Ne ws Briefs                                                                                  12   908th Airlift Wing            Presorted
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    Welcome Newcomers!
                                                                                                                                               401 W. Maxwell Blvd.         U.S. Postage
                                                                                                                                               Maxwell AFB AL 36112-6501    Permit #700
                                                                                                                                                                           Montgomery, AL

                                                                                                                                                 To the Family of:
    Maj. Gregory W. Slayton, 25 APS                 SrA Cynthia J. Fogelman, AW                 Altitude
    TSgt. Cladie L. May, SVF                        SrA Jeffrey Gnann, AW
    SSgt. Erick J. Anderson, MXS                    SrA Jeremiah McGough, 25 APS                          Enlisted
    SSgt. Christopher Gardner, LRS                  SrA Samantha M. Shipley, 25 APS              Master Sergeant
    SSgt. Ashley Guerro, 25 APS                     A1C Kisha K. Irvins, 25 APS
    SSgt. Shiera B. Irving, ASTS                    AB Amber A. Alexander, ASTS                                    Prentice D. Tucker
    SSgt. Christopher M. Peterson, CES              AB Theresa Eatmon, LRS
    SrA Kashif Z. Chowhan, ASTS                     AB Mekesha J. Leavell, 25 APS
                                                                                                 Technical Sergeant
                            DID YOU KNOW?                                                                           Melissa L. Bayer
                                                                                                               Christopher S. Moore
        Health records are the prop-              filling out a release form located
                                                                                                                      Jeffrey K. Paul
    erty of the United States Govern-             at the 908 ASTS front desk.
                                                                                                                  Joshua W. Phillips
    ment, not the individual.                          Do you have your original
                                                                                                 Staff Sergeant
        Maintenance of health records             medical and/or dental records? If
    at the MTF is required IAW AFI                so, please turn them over to 908th                           Chad S. Braunschweig
    41-210. Patients may request a                ASTS personnel as soon as pos-                                William T. Garrison
    copy of their medical records by              sible.                                                           Amber T. Jackson
                                                                                                 Senior Airman
                                                                                                              Christopher B. Bridges
        Employer Day Nominations                                                                                Claudia A. Caldwell
                                                                                                                 Kelvin L. Kendrick
                                                                                                                Brittany N. Kramer
      Employer’s name/title:________________________________
                                                                                                               Matthew R. Mulligan
                                                                                                 Airman First Class
      Company/organization:_______________________________                                                     Christopher T. Adams
      Company mailing address:____________________________                                                          Anna P. Corban
      __________________________________________________                                                  Dominique L. Montgomery
                                                                                                                   Dustin C. Smith
      Employer’s phone number:____________________________
                                                                                                                       Brian K. Tice
                                                                                                                Gregory S. Vandiver
      Nominating Reservist name:___________________________

      Your civilian job title:_________________________________                                Congratulations!

        Employer Day
        Thanks to everyone who nominated                Employers will see your part of the        Nominations close Oct. 8! Fill out
    their pastors and ministers for this year’s     wing mission and how their support of      the form above and return it to the Pub-
    Oct. 1 Clergy Day, but we still need            your service helps accomplish that mis-    lic Affairs office, Bldg. 1056, room 100
    nominations for the Nov. 5 Employer             sion. They will also get an opportunity    or fax it to (334) 953-6355. Due to the
    Day. This events will provide your su-          to learn about the Air Force Reserve,      time factor, the information also can be
    pervisors and managers a firsthand look         and your activities over the past year.    E-mailed to 908aw.pa2@maxwell.af.mil.
    at what you do, including a local area              Employers Day is planned for Nov. 5,   For more information, call the PA office
    orientation flight.                             the Friday before the November UTA.        at (334) 953-6804/7874.

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