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VOLUME 30 NO. 12 MASSACHUSETTS MILITARY RESERVATION 02542 DECEMBER 2009
102nd Intelligence Wing dedicates intelligence facility
Coast Guard News By Tech. Sgt. Andrew Reitano
102nd Intelligence Wing Public Affairs
The 102nd Intelligence Wing officially marked the
initial operating capability (IOC) of the 102nd Intelligence
Group’s $1.8 million Distributed Ground Station (DGS) fa-
cility with a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 6.
Maj. Gen. Joseph Carter, Massachusetts National
Guard adjutant general, presided over the event which was
attended by Maj. Gen. Michael Akey, Massachusetts Air
National Guard commander, Col. Anthony Schiavi, 102nd
Intelligence Wing commander, Col. David DeNofrio, 950th
Electronic Systems Group commander as well as elected
officials and community leaders.
“With each change in unit designation and mission,
ADM Thad Allen talking with Air Station Cape and the arrival of new and more advanced aircraft; in each
Cod Helicopter Pilot LEUT Benny Wenban of the era of its existence, Otis Air National Guard Base has been allow the intelligence group to perform the full range of its
Royal Australian Navy. on the cutting edge of America’s air defense system,” said mission.
Carter. “So it’s really not remarkable that we gather here The Air Force DCGS is a weapon system that provides
Coast Guard crews receive awards today to acknowledge the beginning of a new mission for multi-discipline Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnais-
for Acadia National Park rescue Otis and a new era for the 102nd Intelligence Wing.” sance (ISR) decision superiority information to U.S., allied,
The intelligence facility is part of the Air Force’s larg- coalition military forces, government agencies, and emer-
The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. gency first-responders.
er network-centric Distributed Common Ground System
Thad Allen, and Sen. Susan Collins were in Southwest “This is a world-class weapons system,” said DeNo-
(DCGS) of ground stations, distributed sites, collaborative
Harbor, Maine, Friday, Nov. 13, to recognize the Coast frio. “There is no other air force, service or combat support
work centers, and remote sites that produce strategic, op-
Guard crews that rescued two people who were swept agency that has anything that can hold a candle to what is in
erational, and tactical intelligence supporting combat op-
off the rocks into 20 foot waves at Acadia National front of you.”
Park in August. The 950th ELSG, based at Hanscom AFB, Mass., was
“This interim facility will allow intelligence analysts
The awards ceremony was held at Coast Guard responsible for developing, acquiring, and integrating the
to execute their wartime mission while awaiting construc-
Station Southwest Harbor at 184 Clark Point Road in highly-classified technologies behind the weapons system.
tion of the new facility,” said Col. James LeFavor, 102nd
Southwest Harbor, Maine. Otis intelligence analysts have been performing the DGS
Intelligence Group commander.
On Aug. 23, spectators near Thunder Hole in Aca- mission at other locations worldwide since 2008. With the
The permanent, $14.4 million, 33,000 square-foot fa-
dia National Park were viewing waves being driven
cility is scheduled to be operational in late 2011 and will continued on page 3
ashore by Hurricane Bill. A rogue wave knocked doz-
ens of people to the ground, many suffering injuries.
Seven people were swept off the ledge into the ocean.
Four of those people were able to swim to safety but a
Station Cape Cod Canal CaptureS
man and two children were carried out into the surf.
A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew
was training several miles away and responded. A res-
2009 flag football title
cue controller from Sector Northern New England’s then returned the favor as they shut down the Air STA on
Command Center coordinated the boat crew’s efforts 3 plays. Canal got the ball back and drove down to the
and Coast Guard jet and helicopter crews from Cape 10, but again was stymied. Air STA finally moved the ball
Cod, Mass., later joined the search. some and drove to the Canal 30 yard line on a nice catch
Through the coordinated effort, Peter Axilrod, by Shawn Retzler with 5 minutes to go in the half. But the
56, of New York, N.Y. and Simone Pelletier, 12, of Canal “D” again rose to the occasion and shut them down.
Belfast, Maine, were rescued after about an hour in the The Canal got the ball back and seemed to be moving
surf. Seven-year-old Clio Axilrod, who had no vital in for the first score of the game as the two minute warning
signs when she was recovered, could not be revived approached, only to see Air STA’s Jake Carlson pick off a
despite the efforts of the rescue crew and a medical pass in the end zone. It was just the kind of spark the Air
team at a nearby hospital. STA needed and QB Brian Gunnoud made a couple of key
The Coast Guard wishes to acknowledge and runs as he drove his team to the 3 yard line with 30 seconds
thank the Maine Marine Patrol and the National Park left in the half. The drive was costly though, as Brian in-
Service for their contributions to the rescue, as well as jured his ankle on the play and had to come out of the game.
the many private citizens that came to the aid of those Photo by Mike Camire “Big Play” Jake stepped right into the hot seat and fired a
injured and swept into the water on Aug. 23. TD pass to John Emerson with 23 seconds left in the half.
Otis Super Bowl 2009 Champs
“We offer our sincerest condolences to the Axil- The Canal then fired off three plays but came up empty as
Bottom Row (L-R): Scott Opie, Jose Adams, Andrew
rod family for their loss,” said Capt. James McPher- the half ended with Air STA up 6-0.
Craig, Zack Nolda, Back Row (L-R): Brandon Hall, Mi-
son, commander of Sector Northern New England. “It The Air STA got the ball to start the second half and
chael Vadala, Andy Lieberwith, Keith Stinson and son
always hurts as a professional rescuer when there is a had a chance to build on their lead, but they could not score
Devon, Neil Fleck, and Robert Devoy.
Story by Mike Camire continued on page 4
Photo by Monica Stinson
Canal Team has Air Station seeing red with 26-13 victory
On Tuesday November 4th, Thanksgiving came early
for the Canal Station team and Halloween (Trick or Treat?)
came late for Air Station Cape Cod as the Canalmen rallied
back twice to capture the 2009 Flag Football League Cham-
pionship sponsored by USCG Air Station Cape Cod.
The new “Otis Super Bowl” Champs put it all together
this year, they finished first in the regular season with a 9-
1 record and then defeated the Marine Safety Detachment
(MSD) Cape Cod team before coming up with a huge win
in the finals over the two time defending champs; Air Sta-
Senator Susan Collins of Maine and ADM Thad tion Cape Cod.
Allen riding in Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 As has been the case the last few years, both teams
Jayhawk Helicopter. started out strong on defense in the finals as first the Air Canal Station wide receiver Andy Lieberwith heads for
STA stopped the Canal at their own 20. The Canal “D” the goal line.
2 — THE OTIS NOTICE — DECEMBER 2009
Col. Anthony E. Schiavi
Commander, 102nd Intelligence Wing
Active holiday season for all on MMR
Well here I am again taking my turn at writing the community has always come together to help those in need The commands on the MMR supported in large numbers
commander’s column for this great publication. Seems I whether they are military or civilian. It is a hallmark of all the dignified return of a fallen comrade, Marine Capt. Eric
always end up with the post Thanksgiving and pre-Holiday military services. Jones, and showed the great respect we all have for our
season issue. That is perfectly fine with me since I really The activities supported by all MMR tenant service members who have given their all for us and our
enjoy this time of year and it is a great opportunity to not organizations are as varied as the number of organizations country. Capt. Jones’ family also saw firsthand that they
only reflect on the happenings of the past year, but it is also themselves. There is the upcoming “Wreaths across are not alone in mourning the loss of their son, our entire
an important time of year for those who wear the uniform or America” ceremony that will take place Dec. 12 at 11:30 military mourns as well.
have ties to the military since many of our service men and a.m. at the National Cemetery. I encourage anyone So as we get into the full swing of the holiday season,
women will be away from family, friends and loved ones. interested to attend the short ceremony and then assist in let us not forget that we can and should do whatever we can
Others even right here on the MMR will be standing the placing thousands of wreaths on the graves of deceased to help foster the military/civilian relationships that are so
watch ready to launch in a Falcon or H-60, supporting U.S. veterans. It is second in size to a similar event at Arlington important to building our goodwill with those around us
Strategic Command at the 102nd Air Operations Group, National Cemetery. There are food drives and toy collections regardless of what time of year it is. Volunteering your time
collecting and analyzing intelligence through the 102nd for those less fortunate as well as visiting those that can is sometimes more meaningful and rewarding than other
Distributed Ground Station, or performing missions for Air use someone to talk to or just enjoy the spreading of hope forms of giving, since time is precious. Many military
Force Space Command at the 6th Space Warning Squadron. and encouragement during the holiday season. The holiday members, veterans and folks from the community did just
There will also be others ensuring the protection of our base parties for our young military dependants are always a big that recently by supporting the Cape Cod Cares for Our
perimeter and infrastructure 24/7 as always from all the hit and a lot of fun for everyone. Troops organization with filling and mailing almost 1,000
major commands on the base. There are, however, some things that go on at our care packages to our troops overseas. A special “thank you”
The Otis/MMR community is well known for its base that don’t necessarily fall into these more well known to Dylan DeSilva and his family for keeping their great
generosity and willingness to help others in our local areas of community involvement, but nevertheless are organization going and providing so much to our service
community. During this time of thanksgiving and an important part of providing something back to our members. In closing, I would like to pass on my sincerest
celebration of many important holidays, the MMR community and in some cases, our larger military family. best wishes to all this holiday season.
Air Station Cape Cod Enlisted Person of the Quarter goes to Shannon L.
Murphy, Food Service Specialist Second Class USCG
D. B. ABEL
Commanding Officer changes, ensuring supplies were broken-out and necessary es, tending the register or cleaning the galley. Petty Offi-
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod preparations were made available for the following day’s cer MURPHY’s hard work has paid off creating a pleas-
menu. Responsible for acquiring provisions, she effectively ant working environment and dining atmosphere all can be
Petty Officer SHANNON L. MURPHY has been se- managed a weekly departmental budget in excess of $5000. proud of. Her commitment to the men and woman of Air
lected as the Fourth Quarter 2009 “Enlisted Person of the In addition to managing the weekly budget, Petty Officer Station Cape Cod and the Massachusetts Military Reserva-
Quarter” while assigned to United States Coast Guard Air MURPHY oversaw an overall monthly food inventory tion serve as a model for all.
Station Cape Cod Comptroller Department from July 1, exceeding $15,000, accurately accounting for each day’s Petty Officer MURPHY is commended for her out-
2009 – September 30, 2009. During this period, Petty Of- usage, ensuring a flawless end-of-month galley report. Re- standing performance of duty and esprit de corps. Her
ficer MURPHY’S performances of duty as a Food Service cently acclimated to Dining Facility Automation Manage- meritorious service has upheld the highest traditions of the
Specialist have been exemplary. ment procedures, Petty Officer MURPHY quickly mastered United States Coast Guard.
Petty Officer MURPHY has demonstrated tremendous the program and provided valuable training and mentorship In recognition of this achievement Petty Officer MUR-
initiative, dedication, and leadership in carrying out various to a fellow shipmate, ensuring financial accountability even PHY is granted a 72-hour liberty pass, and awarded a $100
duties assigned to her. As a valued member of the Air Sta- in her absence. savings bond and a reserved parking space.
tion Cape Cod Galley team, Petty Officer MURPHY has In preparation for the 2009 Food Service Assistance
contributed greatly to the improvements within the galley. Team visit, Petty Officer MURPHY worked long hours en-
Her contributions have enhanced overall food service pro- suring all necessary paperwork was inspection ready. On
ductivity, as well as improving the overall dining experi- her own initiative, she spent countless hours organizing
ence for all who frequent the galley facility. dry stores and re-counting inventory items. Petty Officer
Seeking added responsibility, Petty Officer MURPHY MURPHY’s dedication and attention to detail earned the
has proven instrumental as the unit’s “Jack-of-the-Dust,” galley an outstanding evaluation for the inspection. Mike
ensuring food services personnel were well equipped with When not involved with “Jack-of-the-Dust” duties,
all necessary supplies for the daily menu. This required ef- Petty Officer MURPHY can be found assisting the duty
fective communication advising duty cooks of any menu cooks with the meal preparations, assembling box lunch-
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102nd Intelligence Wing
continued from page 1
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QB Brian Gunnoud (far left) of the Air Station team fires a pass
2009 flag football title passes to gain a first down. The key for the Canal was they
were keeping the ball away from wide out Jamar Jones and
continued from page 1 Sammy Pulliam, who acts as the Air STA’s possession re-
ceiver. The Air STA turned the ball over on downs and then
despite Brian’s return to the line-up. The Canal put a drive
had to stop the Canal as the two minute warning sounded.
together and got a big catch from Brendan Hall for a first
Needing a defensive stop to keep their hopes alive; the Air
down. Then they tied the score as QB Neil Fleck hit Zack
STA did just that and started out on their 5 yard line with yet
Nolda with a 3 yard TD pass. Scott Opie made the all im-
another chance to retake the lead and capture their 3rd title
portant extra point catch as the Canal pulled ahead 7-6 with
in a row.
9 minutes to play. The TD was big, and highlighted a half
But on this night, the Canal Station would not be de-
time adjustment the Canalmen made, they came out with
nied, Keith Stinson crushed the Air STA’s THREE-PEAT
a two back set in the backfield. Call it the “Canal-Cat.”
dreams as he not only intercepted the ball at the Air STA
Sometimes the snap went to QB Zack and sometimes it
20, he returned it for a pick-six (touchdown interception)
went to Neil, another twist was that Zack would get the
to give his team a 20-13 lead. It was without question the
snap and then hand off to Neil. Either way it seemed to
biggest play of the game and seemed to break the Air STA’s
throw off the Air STA defenders a little and it bought the
spirits. It may have been a dagger in the heart, but the Air
Canal some all important time to avoid the rush.
STA still trailed by only one score and they got the ball
But the Air STA, who finished 8-2 during the regular
back with 1 minute and 54 seconds to go. That my friends
season and were the two time defending champs were not
is an eternity in flag football. But again it was the Canal
about to roll over and play dead. One minute after the Canal
defense that rose to the occasion, this time it was Neil Fleck
score, Brian hit John Emerson with a 40 yard scoring strike
who picked off a pass that zipped through the hands of an
as his team regained the lead at 13-7 as John also made
Air STA receiver and returned it inside the Air STA 20 yard
the one point conversion. Up to this point, the Air STA
line. The Canal’s strong pass rush contributed greatly to
had kept the Canal’s speedy wide-out, Andy Lieberwith in
the turnover. Seconds later, they added icing on the cake
check, Andy had been coming up with long TD catches all
as Zack Nolda hit Rob Devoy with a 20 yard scoring strike
season, but so far the Air STA had been successful in shut-
that sealed the deal. The Canal Station sideline erupted
ting him down. Facing 3rd and 35 for a 1st down from their
with cheers as they pulled ahead 26-13 in the waning sec-
own 5 yard line, the Canal went for broke as Zack hit Andy
onds of the game.
with a long TD bomb (75 yards) and he raced into the end
As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Air STA QB
zone as they tied it up at 13-13. Then came the all impor-
and Captain Brian Gunnoud led his team over to the other
tant extra point, Zack fired to Opie, who caught the ball in
side of the ball and congratulated and shook the hands of all
the end zone, but although Opie (his body) was in the end
the Canal players, it was a nice show of sportsmanship.
zone, the ball was not. Opie had the presence of mind to
USCG MWR Coordinator Candy LeBlanc then hand-
quickly pull the ball back into the end zone with him before
ed out second place trophies to the Air STA players and
a defender could get to him, thus giving his team the lead at
then the championship hardware to the Canal team as they
14-13. It was a very heads up play.
celebrated their very impressive run to the 2009 title.
The Air STA got the ball back with just over 3 minutes
to play and needed a score
to retake the lead, but they
could not complete any
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Story by Mike Camire
Volleyball League starts play
Now that the flag football season is over, the ESD
Rough Sets led by Scott Reckner and Eric Potier are back
to defend their title. They will face some tough competi-
tion from 4 other teams; Air Force Pave PAWS (2nd place
last year) led by Tara Dunn and Scott Crossman, Air Station
Cape Cod led by Dave Miller and his Band (sorry, had to
get that one in), FED led by Kyle Lucina and last but not
least the CG Cutter SANIBEL crew led by Mike “Jorgy”
Jorgensen and Mike Jarbeau.
The league is sponsored by U.S. Coast Guard Air Sta-
tion Cape Cod and the teams play on Tuesday and Thursday
nights, using U.S. Volleyball Association rules, the teams
play a best of 3 games, using rally point scoring with games
to 25. If there is a 3rd and deciding game, that game goes
to 15 points, teams must win all games by two points.
The season started on November 17th with a great
match-up involving the two squads who made it to last
year’s finals as the ESD Rough Sets (defending Champs) Photo by Scott Reckner
took on the talented Air Force team, Pave PAWS. The
Rough sets “served” notice that they are ready to defend In for the set: Foreground (L-R): Jason deLeon, Cathy Gross, Dave Miller, Gary Spurgeon Rough Sets: (L-R) Tim
their title as they scored a 25-18 victory. Behind the serv- Melchione, Joe Russillo, Rodney Lewis, John MacGregor.
ing of “Chief” Rodney Lewis, the Rough Sets led 9-3 as
Eric Potier had a big kill. Pave PAWS cut the lead to 11-7 22-19, but Sam dropped a point in the back row and Cathy
USCG AIR STATION CAPE COD
as both Tara Dunn and Scott Crossman spiked balls into the served out the game point for a 25-19 Air STA win, forcing
floor. a deciding game 3.
The Rough Sets seized back the momentum and in- In Game 3 the SANIBEL jumped out to a 6-2 lead as
creased their lead to 17-8 as Tim “Melch” Melchione had 2 Ben, Matt and Jorgy made points. The Air STA came back
kills, Big John MacGregor blocked a Pave PAWS spike for as Dave made some kills, but Zeb got the serve back for
Rough Sets 4 0
a point and Eric added 3 service aces. Pave PAWS made SANIBEL and scored some points for a 12-9 lead. Air STA
FED 2 2
a brief rally as Tara had another kill as did Scott who got stepped it up as Dave and Jason had kills to make it 12-10,
SANIBEL 1 1
a pretty set from Alvin “D-Train” Dean to cut the lead to but the SANIBEL kept pace as they won some long volleys
Pave PAWS 1 2
19-12. Rodney got back to the service line and scored 2 to escape with the win, 15-10 and taking the match 2 games
Air Station 1 4
points, right before Pave PAWS Amy Maddox scored 2 ser- to 1.
vice points for her team to make it 21-13. Big John then With FED looking for their 1st win, they had to take
took over at the front line and scored twice for the Rough dropped in a point but Ben Diaz countered with 2 service on the unbeaten Rough Sets who were looking for their 3rd
Sets as they built their lead to 24-18. Pave PAWS last ditch points as the Air STA led 20-19. Mike “Jorgy” made a kill win a row. The Rough Sets took a 6-2 lead on the strength
effort came from the slick moves of Mike Vassoler who as the SANIBEL took the lead for the 1st time and then of service aces from Eric Potier , Tim Melchione and the
made 2 kills at the front line, but a side-out ended it as the Fred came up with a big kill as his team led 23-22. Matt net play of Joe Russillo. FED scored some points as Mar-
Rough Sets won 25-18. Travo finished off the game with 2 service points as SANI- quis Jean set Wyatt Helley to cut the lead to 7-5.
In game 2 the teams got right back at it as the Rough BEL completed the rally for a 25-22 win. Game 2 followed The Rough Sets responded as Eric had a kill off a Scott
Sets jumped out to a 4-0 lead behind the serves of Eric pretty much in line with the first as SANIBEL led 12-10 Reckner set and Joe and Eric both had service aces as the
and the front line play of Big John. Pave PAWS scored 4 on the strength of the play from Fred and Zeb, the Air STA built the lead to 16-10. Marquis made 2 nice plays at the
quick points to tie it as Tara slammed home 2 kills. Pave rallied back as Sam, Dave and Jason Deleon scored key net as his team cut the lead to 16-13, but Rodney Lewis and
PAWS got on a run and built a 15-9 lead on a service point points. The Air STA took control as Dave and Jason both Eric had kills to put the Rough Sets ahead 20-16. Rodney
from Scott, a slick drop shot, a tip shot and a kill by Mike had several big kills for a 19-14 lead. Cathy and Sam trad- (a nice dig off the floor saving a ball) and Eric (another kill)
“V” who showed off his diverse skills. Three more play- ed off setting each other and Dave added in some booming built the lead back up 22-17. FED scored a few points as
ers chipped in as the D-Train and Amy dinked in shots and serves. The SANIBEL had one last gasp as Fred made a Kyle Lucina had 2 service aces and Rick Molina had 2 kills
Tara finished it off with an impressive kill. After a Tim kill and scored from the service line to cut the deficit to to make it a one point game at 22-21. continued on page 6
Melch kill gave the Rough Sets some hope, Nicole Wil-
liams blasted 2 kills as Pave PAWS seemed on their way to
a game two win with a 19-11 lead as D-Train added 2 more
But the battle tested Rough Sets did not panic, Tim
Melch scored 3 service aces while Big John dominated at
the front with a huge kill and a block. Rodney fired in an-
other 2 service aces and before Pave PAWS knew it; the
game was tied at 21-21. Eric made the decisive shot as he
dropped in a point for a 22-21 lead and Big John scored
as well. Nicole cut the lead to 24-23 with a kill, but Scott
Reckner found a spot on the floor as he dropped in a shot
to give his team the 25-23 win and a 2-0 victory in the
In the next match Air Station Cape Cod took on the
Cutter SANIBEL. The SANIBEL is playing a whacky
schedule as they had to work their games in around their
deployments. (I hate it when work gets in the way of play
time!) The SANIBEL opened a few eyes as they pulled out
the win, 25-22. For a Cutter team who has not had any time Photo by Toby James
to practice, the SANIBEL minimized their mistakes and got
big games from John Vicich, Fred Blumberg and Zeb Tim-
berman. Hail to the Chief! Rodney Lewis of the Rough Sets dives to save the ball (and point). Left side of net, (L-R) Tim
The Air STA built an 11-6 lead behind the fine serv- Melchione, Scott Reckner, Joe Russillo, John MacGregor as they take on the Air Station team.
ing of Cathy Gross and the net play of Sam Pulliam. The
SANIBEL rallied back as Zeb had a couple of kills to make
it 11-10, but Dave Miller took over at the serving line and
bombed his way (4 pts) to a 15-10 lead. John “V” had 2
kills on sets from Fred to cut the lead to 16-14. Air STA
jumped back up on a John Emerson kill and a monster spike
by Dave, who was set up by Cathy for a 19-16 lead. Cathy
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Volleyball League had a big kill off another Christy set as FED built a 14-10
lead. The Rough Sets stormed right back as Tim had a tip
server stepped to the serving line; Tim Melchione. Melch
promptly drilled 2 service aces to force a tie at 24-24. With
shot; Joe Russillo added a kill and Toby James scored to Joe still at the front line, he then tipped a ball over the net
continued from page 5 make it 14-13. Now it was FED’s turn as Rick Molina had for another point that put them up 25-24. Tim served again
But the Rough sets just had too many weapons, Rod- a service ace for a 16-13 lead, Tim Melch saved a ball (and and after a long volley the Rough Sets forced a side-out
ney set Tim Melch for a kill and then he returned the favor a point as he dove to the floor) and bumped a shot over the which gave them a huge come from behind 26-24 victory
as he set Rodney (after a long volley) for the game win- net and Scott Reckner had a kill as FED hung on at 17-16. over a FED team that played great but knew they had just
ning shot, 25-21 Rough Sets. FED got off to a good start FED surged ahead as Rick took over at the front line, with let a tough game slip away. The big win (2-0 in the match)
in game 2 as Kyle had a service ace, perhaps they were 2 big kills, with the 1st set made by Kyle and the second pushed the Rough Sets early season record to 3-0 in the
boosted by the newest addition to the team, as proud par- made by “Queen” Monica Stinson. young season.
ents Matt and Christy Plaud had their new arrival, in tow; The “Queen” followed that up with a service ace and In other matches, The Rough Sets dropped the Air
baby daughter Kasey - who was born on September 16th! FED nudged ahead 21-18 as the Rough Sets used a time out STA to 0-2 on the season, winning 25-15 and 25-19 for a 2
Christy is the quarterback and lead setter for FED team, to regroup. The time out was helpful, as Tim Melch had game sweep. Pave PAWS picked up their first “W” as they
and she sets the tone for everything FED does offensively two big kills but Kyle answered with a kill off a Marquis beat FED, losing the 1st game 25-13, before rallying back
with the ball. FED pulled ahead 5-4 as Marquis dropped in set, then Wyatt added 2 service aces that put the Rough Sets and taking the next two games and the match, winning 25-
a nice shot and Kyle had a kill, set by who else? Christy of on the brink of losing their 1st game of the year at 24-19. 22 and 15-9. FED then picked up their 1st win as they sank
course. FED built the lead to 9-5 as Marquis had a service At this point, in rally point scoring, any mistake the Rough the SANIBEL, losing the 1st game 25-19 before coming
ace and Kyle had 2 more kills. Sets would make now would cost them the game and force back to win game 2 (25-23) and game 3 (15-3).
Good teams usually respond quickly to adversity, and a game three, but they were not ready to concede just yet to Play continues through the 10th of December and will
the Rough Sets responded as expected. Scott Reckner and FED. then conclude with playoffs before the holidays. So stand
Tim Melch dropped in touch shots and Scott added a ser- Joe “R” got the all important side-out with a kill and as by, the bump, set and spikes are going to keep on coming!
vice ace and just like that it was tied at 9-9. Wyatt Helley luck would have it, the Rough Sets best and most consistent
Randolph, native receives U.S. Air Force military award during
change of command
by Lieutenant Colonel Patrick McNamara
Colonel Donald F. Mofford, a resident of Randolph, mendation Medal, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Colonel Mofford enlisted in the Air Force in April 1971
Mass., has been decorated with the United States Air Force Medal, Combat Readiness Medal and the Armed Forces and after completing Basic Military Training and Ground
Legion of Merit Award during a recent change of command Reserve Medal. Radio Communications Equipment school he was assigned
ceremony from the Massachusetts Air National Guard, Otis As the commander of the 253rd Combat Communi- to the 5th Mobile Communications Group at Robins AFB,
Air National Guard Base, Cape Cod. cations Group, Massachusetts Air National Guard, Colonel Ga. While on active duty, Colonel Mofford participated in
Colonel Mofford relinquished command to Lieutenant Mofford was responsible to organize, train and equip as- multiple deployments as a Ground Radio Communications
Colonel Arthur P. Wunder on Oct. 3, 2009 at a ceremony signed staff members and attached forces to ensure mission Equipment Technician. Colonel Mofford was released from
officiated by Major General Michael Akey, Massachusetts readiness in support of wartime requirements for Combat- active duty in December 1973 to join the 901st Commu-
Air National Guard commander. Colonel Mofford is be- ant Commanders. He was responsible to provide timely, nications Flight (Air Force Reserves) at Westover AFB,
ing assigned to the Massachusetts Air National Guard Joint ready, reliable forces and mission ready communications Mass., as a Ground Radio Communications Equipment
Force Headquarters in Milford, Mass., as the Massachusetts equipment as required. He provided management oversight technician. In March 1977, Colonel Mofford joined the Air
Air National Guard Director of Communications. of over 800 personnel that are aligned in seven units in three National Guard assigned to the 253rd Combat Communica-
During the change of command ceremony, Colonel states enabling the HQ 253rd Combat Communications tions Group. He served as a Radio Frequency Management
Mofford was presented the Legion of Merit Award in which Group to meet state and federal mission requirements. Technician until August 1982 culminating his enlisted ca-
he was recognized for his superior initiative, outstanding Colonel Mofford attended public schools in Randolph, reer as a master sergeant.
leadership and personal endeavor which reflected great Mass. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electri- In August 1982, Colonel Mofford was commissioned
credit upon himself, the Air National Guard and the United cal Engineering from Southeastern Massachusetts Univer- as a second lieutenant and assigned to the 253rd Combat
States Air Force. Colonel Mofford has previously been sity in 1981 and a Juris Doctor degree from New England Communications Group as Unit Operations, Training and
awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Com- School of Law in 1985. Education officer. Shortly thereafter, he was assigned as
the Chief, Tactical Engineering Branch participating in the
planning and execution of numerous Air Force, JCS and
NATO deployments. In September 1992, he transferred to
the 267th Combat Communications Squadron as the Chief
of Maintenance. From January 1996 to July 2001, Colo-
nel Mofford was commander of the 267th Combat Com-
munications Squadron during which time the unit was the
first Air National Guard unit to receive Theater Deployable
Communication (TDC) equipment. Under his leadership,
the 267th created the TDC schoolhouse which was used to
teach members of the 267th the new equipment and later
used as the model for the TDC schoolhouse for Air Combat
US Histor y to 1865 (HIS103-68) Monday 5:15-8:15 pm TBA Command during the Kosovo Crisis. In July 2001, Colonel
Mofford moved to the assignment as Deputy Commander
Public Speaking (COM203-68) Tuesday 5:15-8:15 pm P. Lee of the 253rd Combat Communications Group. In 2003,
Colonel Mofford was activated in support of Operation
English Composition II (ENL102-68) Wednesday 5:15-8:15 pm L. Haselton Iraqi Freedom. In September 2005 he became the Group
Developme ntal Psyc hology (PSY233-68) Thursday 5:15-8:15 pm. P. Bertucci Colonel Mofford is a patent attorney in his civilian oc-
cupation and a founding partner of the intellectual property
law firm of Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP in Can-
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