BLAZE Team enters world of social media by nyut545e2


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Vol. 34, Issue 27                                                                              Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.                                                                                 July 9, 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                  enters world of
                                                                                                                                                                                   social media
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News Briefs
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                                                                                                                                                                                     The BLAZE Team joined the realm
                                                                                                                                                                                  social media June 17 with the launch of its
                                                                                                                                                                                  Facebook and Twitter pages.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Both pages will be used to help keep
   BLAZE 56 Membership Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                  BLAZE Team members, the community,
                                                                                                                                                                                  family members and others informed
      The Blaze 56 is having a membership drive July
                                                                                                                                                                                  about what’s going on at Columbus Air
   15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Columbus Club.
   There will be free food and time to socialize with
                                                                                                                                                                                  Force Base.
   your fellow staff and tech. sergeants assigned to                                                                                                                                 The Facebook site may be reached by
   Columbus Air Force Base.                                                                                                                                                       going                                    to

   Quarterly Awards
                                                                                                                                                                                  and the Twitter feed can be found at
      The Quarterly Awards Luncheon will be held at                                                                                                                     
   11:30 a.m. July 14 at the Columbus Club.                                                                                                                                       Members must be logged into both sites to

   Year of the AF Family Picnic
                                                                                                                                                                                  access the pages.
                                                                                                                                                                                     BLAZE Team members are welcome
      The 14th FTW will host a Year of the AF Family                                                                                                                              to, and in fact encouraged, to become a
   Picnic July 27 at 4:30 p.m., behind the Services                                                                                                                               fan of the Facebook page and follow the
   Activity Complex (Bldg. 510). It is open to all base                                                                                                                           base’s Twitter feed. Information is planned
   personnel and their families. Tickets are $3 and are                                                                                                                           to be updated on a regular basis.
   available from squadron POCs. Purchase tickets                                                                                                                                    The BLAZE Team’s entrance into the
   before July 22.                                                                                                                                                                realm of social media coincides with the

                                                                                                                                                                                  May 15 change in policy in Air Education
                                                                                                                                                                                  and Training Command that allows mem-
                                                                                                                                                                                  bers to access 85 social media sites from
                                                                                                                                                                                  their work computers.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Personnel are responsible for using this

                                                                                                                                                                                  access in a professional manner, and are
                                                         8                                                                                                                        reminded that they are accountable for
                                                                                                                                                                                  anything they post – whether on or off
                                         The 37th Flying                                                                                                                          duty.
                                                                                                                                                                                     “Social networking sites and internet-
                                                                                                                        U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chase Hedrick
                                      Training Wing is high-
                                                                            Senior Airman Marquis Skinner, a communications focal point technician
                                      lighted in this week’s                                                                                                                      based capabilities open up a new avenue
                                      feature.                              with the 14th Communications Squadron, grills steaks in front of his home in
                                                                            here on base July 4.                                                                                                       See MEDIA, Page 2

                                     COLUMBUS AFB TRAINING TIMELINE
                PHASE II                                                  PHASE III                                                        IFF                                W I N G S O RT I E B OA R D
              Senior         Squadron                                     Senior       Squadron                                   Senior       Squadron                Aircraft      Required       Flown        Annual
Squadron      Class           Overall     Track Select   Squadron         Class         Overall    Graduation      Squadron       Class        Overall  Graduation     T-6              441          413          25,988
37th (11-06) 1.26 days       -2.75 days    Aug. 12       48th (10-12)     1.47 days   -0.69 days    Jul. 23        49th (10-IB)   1.86 days    1.25 days   Jul. 13
                                                                                                                                                                       T-1              145          153          8,762
41st (11-05) -1.11 days      -5.98 days     Jul. 22      50th (10-12)     1.42 days   -2.90 days    Jul. 23                                                            T-38             212          159          8,609
The graduation speaker is Gen. Gary North, Commander, Pacific Air Forces.                                                                                              IFF              29           36           1,807
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                                                                                                                Change of command
                                                                                                                Aug 4: Columbus                                                                                               Game 2
                                                                                                                City Schools first                                                                                     14th MDG 21        Winner

                                                                                                                day                                           Col. Roger Watkins
                                                                                                                Aug 6: Lowndes                             14th Flying Training Wing                                        14th OSS      9
                                                                                                                County Schools first
                                                                                                                day                                            Wing Commander
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Game 3
                                                                                                                Aug 6: Base                                                                                            49/50th FTS 17 Winner
                                                                                                                Community Council                                Mr. Rick Johnson
                Dr. Phillips T-6    MSU              Class 11-05       Class 10-12                              Luncheon
                Ort Flight          Transportation   Track Select, 5   Graduation , 10                          Aug 9: Heritage                                 Public Affairs Chief                                       14th CS            6
                                    Institute Tour   p.m. @ Club       a.m. @ Kaye                              Academy first day
                Community                                                                                       Aug 10: Newcomers                        Staff Sergeant Jacob Corbin                                           Game 4
                Farewell for Col.                                                                               Aug 11: IFF                                                                                             DynCorp 23 Winner
                and Mrs.                                                                                        Graduation
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                                                                                                                Track Select                          Airman 1st Class Chase Hedrick
                                                                                                                Aug 13: Class 10-13                            Staff Writer                                                      Game 5
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 Answers to last week’s crossword
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 Command's first-ever Global Strike Challenge under way                                                                                                                                                                  Retired adjutant general
        July 9, 2010                                                                                            Building the world’s best warriors, leaders and professional military pilots                            Building the world’s best warriors, leaders and professional military pilots                                                                                                           July 9, 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fundraiser Tickets Available
                 Crystal Jordan                                                                                                                                                                                          congratulates new pilots
  Air Force Global Strike Command Public Affairs
                                                                                                                                                  said Lt. Col. Michael Petrosh, the Global Strike Challenge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Airman 1st Class
                                                                                                                                                  lead project officer. “This type of cooperation allows us to use
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Chase Hedrick
                                                                                                                                                  this knowledge in future decisions during real-world opera-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             14th Flying                                                                                Jay Doerfler
   BARKSDALE            AIR      FORCE       BASE,       La. —                                                                                    tions, which is the ultimate benefit of competitions like Global

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Training Wings                                                                    AF Birthday Dining Out Committee
Intercontinental ballistic missile, B-2 Spirit, B-52                                                                                              Strike Challenge.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Public Affairs
Stratofortress and B-1 Lancer units are competing in the first                                                                                         The first scored event started April 12 with a bomb load
Global Strike Challenge, showcasing the capabilities and                                                                                          competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., hosted by the 5th
expertise of missile, bomber and security forces Airmen.                                                                                          Bomb Wing’s maintenance group.                                                                                                                          Tickets are on sale for the Second Annual Drawdown
    “Global Strike Challenge will help us build pride and a cul-                                                                                       “This gives our Airmen an opportunity to showcase their              Retired Maj. Gen.                                                         Fundraiser. The Drawdown will occur July 16 from
ture of excellence,” said Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, the Air Force                                                                                  skills in front of a huge audience,” said Chief Master Sgt. Dan       Harold Cross, former                                                          4:30-8:30 p.m. at the CAFB Club. There will be prizes,
Global Strike Command commander.                                                                                                                  North, the 5th Maintenance Group superintendent.                      adjutant general of the                                                       music and food. Prizes include two Nintendo Wiis, two
    It is "the beginning of a new tradition — the best of the                                                                                          The 5th Bomb Wing is competing against the 2nd Bomb              Mississippi National                                                          X-Box 360s, two $75 gift cards to Lowes, two $75 gift
past launching us into the future,” he said.                                                                                                      Wing at Barksdale AFB, the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess AFB,                Guard spoke during the                                                        cards to Best Buy, $500 cash, $1000 cash and $5000 cash.
     Global Strike Challenge pits units’ top security forces,                                                                                     Texas, the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth AFB, S.D., and the             graduation ceremony                                                           Tickets are $50 and food and drinks will be provided for
maintainers, and missile and bomber crews in head-to-head                                                                                         509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Mo.                                  for           Specialized                                                     you and a significant other to include Buffalo wings,
competition to be recognized as the best of the best.                                                                                                  AFRC’s 917th Wing at Barksdale AFB and the Missouri              Undergraduate Pilot                                                           appetizers, beer and non-alcoholic beverages during the
                                                                                               U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Corey Hook
                                                                         Senior Airman Joshua Price (Left) and Staff Sgt. Darrell
    As many as 400 Airmen are competing, including Airmen                                                                                                                                                               Training class 10-11                                                          event. All proceeds benefit the 2010 Dining Out sched-
                                                                                                                                                  Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing are also participating
                                                                         Rinde help build two training bombs during Global Strike
from Global Strike Command, Air Combat Command and the                                                                                                                                                                  July 1 at the Kaye                                                            uled for Sept. 10. Only a limited number of tickets will
                                                                                                                                                  in the bomb competition.
                                                                         Challenge, June 9, 2010, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.
Air Reserve Component.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Auditorium.                                                                   be sold and you do not have to be present to win! WE
                                                                         The 28th Bomb Wing is one of seven bomb wings to par-
                                                                                                                                                        Also invited to compete are B-1 Lancer teams from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NEED YOUR SUPPORT, please help us make this event
                                                                         ticipate in Air Force Global Strike Command’s first load
    Global Strike Challenge is a combination of the best of                                                                                       Ellsworth AFB and its operations support, weapons school,                 General         Cross
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and the Air Force Ball a success.
                                                                         competition. Airman Price and Sergeant Rinde are 28th
what used to be known as “bomb comp” and the best of the for-                                                                                     and weapons test squadrons, officials said. The missile compe-        offered words of praise,
                                                                         Munitions Squadron bomb build team members.
mer “missile comp,” officials said.                                                                                                                                                                                     patriotic inspiration,                                                             Tickets for the Drawdown can be purchased from any
                                                                                                                                                  tition, starting at the end of August, will involve the 90th
    “As our premier crews train with great intensity for this                                                                                                                                                           and advice to the atten-                                                      of the following POCs:
                                                                                                                                                  Missile Wing at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., the 91st Missile Wing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                U.S. Air Force photo/Melissa Duncan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To start off the Retired Maj. Gen. Harold Cross, former
competition, they are at the same time becoming unrivaled                Shreveport-Bossier City area in November for a strategic deter-          at Minot AFB and the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom AFB,             dees and graduates.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         14th MDSS: 2nd Lt. Amber Funderburk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        speech General Cross adjutant general of the Mississippi
technical and weapons systems experts in their given disci-              rence and global strike technology symposium, the security               Mont.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                U.S. Air Force photo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        reminded the audience National Guard, speaks at the gradu-                                                                                   Last year’s drawdown $5,000 Grand Prize Winner:
plines,” the general said. “The knowledge that each Airman               forces portion of the competition and official score-posting cer-             The security forces competition is scheduled to begin Nov.                                                                                        14th MDOS: Senior Airman Aundre Lawrence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ation of Specialized Undergraduate                                                                               Matthew Miller. This could be you!
gains while preparing for Global Strike Challenge will raise the         emonies.                                                                 13 at Barksdale AFB.                                                                                                                                   37th FTS: Capt. Kristin Hollrith
bar at his or her unit and base, and ultimately strengthen the               “The symposium will give us a chance to gather together                   Official score-posting will be at Barksdale AFB Nov. 15          just how great of a mile- Pilot Training Class 10-11 July 1 at the               41st FTS: Capt. Brandon Nauta
Air Force nuclear enterprise for years to come.”                         and exchange lessons learned through combat experience,”                 through 18, in conjunction with the Global Strike Challenge           stone the graduation is Kaye Auditorium.                                         48th FTS: Capt. Kristi Sieben                                 14th CONS: Ms. Annamarie Francis
    As part of the competition, competitors will come to the                                                                                      technology symposium.                                                 for the pilots, and                                                              49th FTS: 1st Lt. Jay Doerfler                                14th SFS: Tech. Sgt.Nathaniel Howell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        praised the hard work and dedication of Class 10-11 during their                 50th FTS: 1st Lt. Jay Doerfler                                14th LGR: Ms. Annamarie Francis

                                                                                                                                                                 Chapel Schedule
BRIEFS                                                                                                MS Excel 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        training.                                                                        14th FSS: Senior Airman Stephanie Nash                        14th OSS Permanent Party: Capt. Ryan Ferdinandsen
                                                    deployment or a remote tour. Briefings are                                                                                                                              General Cross pointed out that Class 10-11 was a total force                 14th CES: Tech. Sgt. Charles Thompson                         14th OSS Student Pilots/Awaiting Pilot Training:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           BLAZE Team member thanks
                                                    held daily at the AFRC; Pre-deployment at            July 12 to July 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00                                                                     class, consisting of Active Duty, Air National Guard and Air Force               14th CS: Senior Airman Stephanie Nash                         Capt. Brett Speth

                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study
  Airman and Family
                                                    9:30 a.m. and post-deployment at 1:30 p.m.,       p.m. Free workshop on using Excel 2007,                                                                           Reserves.
                                                    434-2790.                                                                                                                                                               “Nowadays we can’t go to war without the total force. We have

  Readiness Center
                                                                                                      meet Mon, Tue, and Wed for two weeks.

                                                    Coping with Restructuring,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            base personnel for support
                                                                                                      Please call to register.                              The CAFB Chapel will be holding a variety of Adult          to have the National Guard and Reserves to make a full accompa-

                                                    Layoffs, & Transition      MS Word 2007
                                                                                                                                                        Bible Studies from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A Pot Luck dinner        niment. Their training is the same training as the active duty forces
                                                                                                                                                        will be served at 5 p.m., please bring a side dish or dessert   so they’re ready to fight from day one. They’re no longer strategic
    (Editor’s note: All activities are offered at       July 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.,          July 12 to 21, from 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.     to share if you are able. Please call the Chapel at 434-2500    reserves, they’re a tactical fighting force,” he said.
the Airman & Family Readiness Center unless         Workshop designed to ease the stress with         Free workshop on using Word 2007, meets           for a list of studies.                                              General Cross also gave a special thanks to the three interna-

                                                                                                                                                        Protestant Worship Service
otherwise specified. For more information about     restructuring, layoffs, and transition. Call to   Mon, Tue, and Wed for two weeks. Please                                                                           tional students that were part of Class 10-11 and expressed hopes
any of the activities listed, call 434-2790 or      register.                                         call to register.                                                                                                 that they will return home with good memories of Mississippi and

                                                    Wing Newcomers Orientation                        Using the Internet for Job
email                                                                                                                               Sunday:                                                      the United States.                                                                   I wish to express my deepest appreciation for all the      Again, thank you to everyone for your thoughts,

Pre-Separation                Counseling
                                                                                                                                                           9 a.m. — Adult Sunday School
                                                                                                      Search and Transition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The talk quickly turned towards the future. General Cross said
(DD Form-2648)
                                                       July 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., for                                                           10:45 a.m. — Traditional Worship Service (Children’s         that new pilots will quickly find themselves with greater authority               thoughts and prayers during my recent illness and stay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     prayers, and visitation during my recent stay in the hos-
                                                    newly arrived Active Duty and Civilian per-                                                         Church)                                                         and leadership opportunities. “You will have a lot of airmen under
    Mandatory briefing for personnel sepa-          sonnel. Spouses are encouraged to attend.            July 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.            All are invited to a fellowship luncheon following the                                                                                         at Baptist Memorial Hospital. I feel truly blessed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        your purview and all they ask in exchange for their loyalty is that

                                                    DePLAYment Tag Pass Pack
rating or retiring. Briefing should be com-                                                           Using the internet to enhance your job            10:45 a.m. service the fourth Sunday of each month.                                                                                                                                                          pital.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        you provide them with courage and integrity and be interested in

                                                                                                                                                        Catholic Services
pleted at least 90 days prior to separation                                                           search. Tips, websites and how to succeed.                                                                                                                                                          to have so many friends and neighbors concerned about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        their career and well being,” he advised.
                                                                                                      Smooth Move
and may completed up to 12 months prior                 Families of deployed members are eligi-                                                                                                                             General Cross also wanted to give a glimpse of what’s ahead for
to separation or retirement. Counseling             ble for a special DePLAYment Tag Pass                                                                  Tuesday                                                      the newest SUPT class, class 11-11. He said that Class 11-11 has a                my well being.
held daily at 8:30 a.m. and takes approxi-          Pack. Provide a copy of deployment orders,            July 14, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Valuable               6:30 p.m. — Choir Practice                                                                                                                                                                             Richard (ZZ) Zentz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tough regiment ahead of them but it will give them the most adven-
mately 30 minutes.                                  and pick up your DePLAYment Tag Pass              information for relocating. Learn what to            Sunday:                                                                                                                                           I will be undergoing rehabilitation, and having
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        turous times of their lives, and it’s going to pull the best out of each
Pre and Post Deployment Tour
                                                    Pack at the ARFC, then log onto the               expect from TMO, Housing, Military Pay,                    3:30 p.m. — Religious Education, grades K-9            of them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        14th Operations Support Squadron
                                           website to register.       Billeting, Tri-Care, Medical Records, and                  3:45 p.m. — Choir Practice                                                                                                               follow-up doctor evaluations, through July. I am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            General Cross ended by giving to those who have served and are
                                                    Once registered, you may use your tag-pass        A&FRC during your move. Advance regis-                     4:30 p.m. — Confession                                 serving our country what he called “the two most powerful words in
   Mandatory briefings for active duty per-         for discounts and free programs identified by     tration required. Must register no later than              5:00 p.m. — Mass                                                                                                                         looking forward to returning to work in August.               Weather Flight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the English language when said with sincerity: thank you.”
sonnel who are deploying or returning from          the installation.                                 10:00 a.m. the day of the workshop.                        6:00 p.m. — RCIA
 Diet and oral health important                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CAP cadets to visit CAFB
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                                                                                                                                            F-16 dedicated to
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        to a healthy life                                                                                                                    former wing CC
                                                                                                                                                                                                             A RO U N D T OW N
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Actors and Technicians Needed                                                           2nd Lt. Daniel Trueblood
                                                                                                                                                                  Joel Fortner                                                                                                                    37th Flying Training Squadron
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ticipation in activities from every group on base. Cadets
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Columbus Arts Council is looking for actors and technicians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            will be expected participate in physical training, reveille
       Capt. Teneshia Nelson
                                                                                                                                                                                                            for the September 8 to 11 run a production of Tennessee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and retreat as well as be able to recite basic aircraft knowl-
        14th Medical Group
                                              tain important nutrients. Added sugars         you eat.                                                                                                       Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth. If interested, contact Brook                 Civil Air Patrol cadets will be visiting CAFB this sum-             edge and emergency procedures actions for the T-6.
            Dental Clinic
                                              are often present in soft drinks, candy,           3. If you do snack, choose nutritious                                                                      Hanemann at 662-889-5746.                                                mer for an exciting firsthand look at what it takes to
                                                                                                                                                ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, Tenn. — The F-16                                                                                                                                                                        One of the main focuses of the program is to get cadet
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society seek-
                                              cookies and pastries. To help control the      foods, such as cheese, raw vegetables,         “Viper” located at Gate 2 was dedicated Saturday in a pri-                                                                               become an Air Force Pilot. The visit will host 40 cadets               the much needed mentorship provided by Air Force

                                                                                                                                                                                                            ing volunteers
                                              amount of sugar you consume, read food         plain yogurt, or a piece of fruit.             vate ceremony in honor of Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott                                                                                       plus several ROTC and CAP group leaders participating
   Your body is like a complex machine.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Officers. To accomplish this they will be interacting with
                                              labels and choose foods and beverages              4. Foods that are eaten as part of a       Harpe.                                                                                                                                   in several events throughout the base during the week of
The foods you choose as fuel and how                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        members from across the base to include current students.
                                              that are low in added sugars.                  meal cause less harm. More saliva is               The highest ranking active-duty officer to die in an F-        The Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society is seeking volun-                 July 12 though 16.
often you “fill up” affect your general                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 These cadets will be participating in the Specialized                  Several select cadets will earn T-1A Jayhawk incentive
                                                  If your diet lacks certain nutrients, it   released during meals, which helps wash        16, the general perished Dec. 5, 1988, when his aircraft        teers and foster homes. We are a non-profit and we depend on
health, including your teeth and gums.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Undergraduate Pilot Training Familiarization Course. The               rides based upon their academic performance throughout
                                              may be more difficult for tissues in your      foods from the mouth and helps lessen          crashed in Madrid, Spain, while on a routine training mis-      donations to operate. If you would like to help volunteer, foster,
Consuming large amounts of sugar-filled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              purpose of the course is to give CAP cadets an introduc-               the week.
                                              mouth to resist infection. This may con-       the effects of acids.                          sion.                                                           or donate; please call 662-327-3107.
sodas, sweetened fruit drinks, and non-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tion to military life and specifically an in depth looks at               Please support and welcome the SUPTFC cadets,
                                              tribute to periodontal (gum) disease, a            5. Chew sugarless gum (e.g., Trident,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hitching Lot Farmer’s Market
nutritious snacks can affect your teeth.                                                                                                        He was the commander of 16th Air Force, U.S. Air                                                                                                                                                            Reserve Officers and civilian instructors during their visit
                                              major cause of tooth loss in adults.           Icebreakers) containing Xylitol after                                                                                                                                                   Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training by putting them
   These items generally have little if any                                                                                                 Forces in Europe, at the time.                                                                                                                                                                                  to CAFB.
                                              Although poor nutrition does not cause         meals.                                                                                                                                                                                  through a sampling of the riggers that SUPT students
nutritional value and over time they can                                                                                                        “My father’s sudden death was a great loss for us and the      Located at 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street North.                                                                                                     For more information on the SUPTFC program please
                                              periodontal disease directly, many                 6. Drink plenty of water.                                                                                                                                                           endure every day. Additionally these cadets will be
take a toll on your teeth. Eating patterns                                                                                                  Air Force with the only solace being that he died dong             May to October                                                        immersed in the day to day Air Force life to include par-              visit
and food choices among children and           researchers believe that the disease pro-           7. Brush twice a day with fluoride        what he enjoyed most and while serving his country,” said
                                              gresses faster and could be more severe in     toothpaste that has the American Dental                                                                           Open Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
teens are important factors that affect                                                                                                     son, Randy Harpe.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Open Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Remember to turn off computer monitors and lights
how quickly youngsters may develop            people with nutrient-poor diets.               Association Seal of Acceptance.                    Known by his family as “a noble man, a knight of
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sounds of Summer
tooth decay. When bacteria (plaque)                                                               8. Clean between your teeth daily         skies,” General Harpe was born in 1937 in Thomaston,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              when you are done for the day!
come into contact with sugar in the              What are tips for better dental health?     with floss.                                    Ga., and graduated from Cedartown High School in 1955.
mouth, acid is produced, which attacks            1. For a balanced diet, eat a variety of       9. Visit your dentist regularly. Your          He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from               The third season of Sounds of Summer continues this week
the teeth for 20 minutes or more. This        foods. Choose foods from each of the five      dentist can help prevent problems from         Florida State University in 1959 and a master’s degree in       with “Jeff & Drew” All events are on Thursday in June and July
can eventually result in tooth decay.         major food groups: breads, cereals and         occurring, and catch those that do occur       business administration from Auburn University in 1970.         and run from 7-9 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for
   Almost all foods, including milk or        other grain products; fruits; vegetables;      while they are easy to treat.                      The general was a command pilot with more than              purchase, please leave personal coolers at home. The event is
vegetables, have some type of sugar.          meat, poultry and fish; milk, cheese and          If you have any questions, you may          5,000 flying hours. His military decorations and awards         free and open to the public, for more information call 328-6305.
However, they shouldn't be removed            yogurt.                                        contact the 14th Medical Group Dental          include the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star with
from our diets because many of them con-          2. Limit the number of snacks that         Clinic at 434-2250.

Quit Tobacco Now
                                                                                                                                            oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying
                                                                                                                                            Cross with five oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service
                                                                                                                                            Medal, Air Medal with 20 oak leaf clusters, Joint Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BA R G A I N L I N E
                                                                     tion and long-term success. This four-part class starts on the first   Commendation Medal and Air Force Commendation                                                              out, wood laminate and ceramic tile        kitchen. $900 per month. Call               Recently serviced. Excellent condi-       For sale: Several slightly used sport
                                                                                                                                                                                                            The deadline for submitting ads
                                                                     Tuesday of each month. Classes are held at the HAWC from               Medal with oak leaf cluster.                                    is noon Monday before the                  flooring, gas fireplace, wood blinds,      328-6850 or 251-6850.                       tion. $6,450 or best offer. (808) 221-    bike tires. Front and rear sets range
               Tech. Sgt. Ryian Caviness
                                                                     1500-1600. Prescription medication to facilitate quitting is               “My father was true blue Air Force,” Harpe said. “He        desired publication date. Ads              laundry room, pantry, large covered                                                    2005.                                     from $100 to $150 and individual tires
          14th Medical Operations Squadron
                                                                     available through this program.                                        lived it, loved it and promoted it as the best branch of the    turned in after the deadline will          patio w/ceiling fans, two-car carport                                                  For sale: 2005 Triumph Rocket III,        $20 to $50. Please call (808) 221-2005
                                                                          * An online tobacco cessation program is also available           military. He was a proponent of research, development           run the following week. Ads can
                                                                                                                                                                                                            be mailed to or dropped off at the         w/attached workshop, on circle drive.                                                  Black with lots of extras! 6,800 miles.   for sizes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday Yard Sale
                                                                     through the American Lung Association. Participants complete           and testing and spoke excitedly of new technologies, some       public affairs office in the 14th          Must sell due to military move. For        For sale: 2000 Chrysler Town and            Excellent condition. $9,250 or best
   Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the      a series of online modules and are given a certificate upon fin-       of which were surely evaluated here at Arnold Air Force         Flying       Training        Wing                                                     Country LXi Minivan, loaded, leather        offer. (808) 221-2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       photos and contact information, visit
United States. Every year tobacco kills approximately 443,000        ishing the course. Prescription medication is available through        Base.”                                                          Headquarters building, e-mailed                                                       seats, power seats and power windows.       For sale: 2003 BMW Z4, 2.5i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             , listing #138068.
people in the United States and more than 5 million worldwide;       this program as well.                                                      General Harpe’s sister, Suzanne Byrd, described her         to                                                        Seven passenger, regular maintenance        Roadster, blue metallic, 27,000 miles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            or faxed to 434-7009. Calling              For sale: 374 Chan Mar Dr,
more people than AIDS, auto accidents, suicide, alcohol, illegal                                                                            brother as a born leader who, as a child, “always had a gag-                                                                                          with receipts and dates of service, extra   $15,000. Call (662) 889-3974.
                                                                        * There are also “quitlines” for tobacco users. The Mississippi                                                                     Ext. 7068 by noon Monday can               Caledonia, 2,466SF, 4/3, granite coun-                                                                                           Yard sale: 125 N Chestnut Dr.
drugs, fires, and homicides. Those who use tobacco are not the                                                                              gle of kids following close behind.”                                                                                                                  nice condition. Gold with tan interior.     For sale: 2006 Chevy Tahoe LT, 5.3L
                                                                     quitline can be reached by dialing 1-800-QUIT-NOW. TRI-                                                                                extend the run date of ads already         tertops, stainless appliances, new car-                                                                                          Saturday, July 10 from 7 a.m. to 10
only ones who suffer. An estimated 49,000 of these deaths in the                                                                                “America needs heroes,” said AEDC Vice Commander            submitted. Silver Wings reserves                                                      Price is $6,000, is negotiable. Call 356-   Flex, silver, leather, DVD, On-Star,
                                                                     CARE also offers a tobacco quitline that all non-Medicare eli-                                                                                                                    pet, new paint, on 2.8 acres. $255,000.                                                                                          a.m. Tons of great toys, kids and baby
United States are caused by secondhand smoke.                                                                                               Col. Eugene Mittuch. “Not the movies heroes we see com-         the right to limit ads based on                                                       4292.                                       56,000 miles. $23,000. Call (662) 889-
                                                                     gible TRICARE beneficiaries can reach by calling 1-877-414-                                                                                                                       Call 889-3974.                                                                                                                   clothes, games, books, lamps, house-
   We understand quitting tobacco use is not easy. Seventy per-                                                                             ing out of Hollywood, but great Americans from small            content, space and frequency of                                                       For sale: 2005 Chevy Silverado LS Ext       3974.
                                                                     9949. Nicotine patches and gum are available through these                                                                             requests. Advertisements for pri-          For sale: Beautiful Home situated on                                                                                             hold goods, TV, and lots more.
cent wanting to quit are still using, because the nicotine in cig-                                                                          towns across the country like Thomaston, Georgia. Major                                                                                               Cab Pickup, white, 68,000 miles, 5.3L,      For sale: 2003 Toyota 4runner v8.
                                                                     programs.                                                                                                                              vate businesses or services provid-        3.8 acres in New Hope. Approximately                                                                                             Yard sale: 5115B Columbus Circle
arettes is an addictive drug! Although quitting is hard and takes                                                                           General Winifield S. Harpe was one of those great                                                                                                     auto, leather. $13,000. Call 889-3974.      Sports package, luggage rack with run-
time, the Health and Wellness Center offers a variety of tobac-                                                                                                                                             ing a continuous source of income          2,800 sft, 13 rooms to include 3 bed-                                                                                            Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon. Baby and
                                                                                                                                            Americans, and this F-16, which sits just off Interstate 24     may not appear in the Bargain              rooms, bonus room, living room, office,    For sale: 2007 KTM 450 EXC, on and          ning boards, and tow package. 81,500      toddler clothes, toys, household goods.
co cessation programs to help.                                          We are here to help! If you would like more information                                                                             Line. They may, however, be
                                                                                                                                            and will be visited by hundreds of people a year, will stand                                               huge den/ in laws quarters, 2 and 1 half   off road legal. Only 600 miles. Just        miles. $11,750. Call (662) 251-3355.

                                                                     about tobacco cessation programs, please contact the Health                                                                            purchased        through       the                                                    serviced. Excellent condition. $5,250
                                                                                                                                            as a testament to his memory and to all those who have          Commercial              Dispatch,          bathrooms,         whirlpool        tub.
    * Our Freshstart program is focused on behavioral modifica-      and Wellness Center at 434-2477.                                                                                                                                                                                             or best offer. Call (808) 221-2005.
                                                                                                                                            given their lives building the greatest Air Force the world

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sell your item in
                                                                                                                                                                                                            328-2424.                                  Approximately one acre of fenced yard

                                                                                                                                            has ever known.”                                                                                           with large wired shop. One year home       For sale: 2008 Honda CBR1000RR,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Silverwings today!
                                                                                                                                                (Editor’s note: General Harpe was the Columbus AFB                                                                                                only 450 miles, full exhaust, over
                    14th Flying Training Wing deployed                                                                                                                                                                                                 warranty. $289,900. Call 240-0226.
                                                                                                                                            Wing Commander from July 1978 through June 1980.                                                           For rent: 523 3rd Street South in his-     $4,000 in extras! $9,250 or better offer.   For sale: Gold’s Gym Power Spin
                  As of press time, 72 BLAZE TEAM members are de-ployed worldwide. Remember to                                              Flag-lined Harpe Blvd. is named is his honor and on August      For sale: Great 3/2 brick home just        toric south side Columbus. Two bed-        Call (808) 221-2005.                        230R exercise bike for $125. 100 foot
                                                                                                                                            27, 1990, the new Wing Headquarters building was dedicated      outside of Caledonia city limits. Open     room and two bathrooms, living room,       For sale: 2000 BMW R1200C, cruiser,         chain link fence with gate, $100. Call
               support the Airmen and their families while they are away.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         black with pinstripes. 11,500 miles.
                                                                                                                                            as the Scott Harpe Complex).                                    floor plan with 10 ft. ceilings through-   dining room, sunroom, and modern                                                       (662) 352-9567.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Air Commando One honored, remembered
        July 9, 2010                                                               COMMUNITY                                                                                                                                                                                                                 AF N E WS                                                                                             SILVER WINGS
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            Base News                                                                                             Finance customer service closed July 16
                                                       ities. Mississippi: 12:01a.m., Friday, July 30, 2010,
                                                       and ending at midnight Saturday, July 31, 2010.
                                                       Alabama: 12:01a.m., Friday August 6, 2010, and
Manpower Openings                                                                                                                                                                                                                Senior Airman Ryan Whitney
                                                       ending at midnight on Sunday August 8, 2010.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1st Special Operations Wing
                                                       For additional information regarding specific                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    leader of combat air power, and a founding
   There are currently openings for qualified
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Public Affairs
                                                       items and limitations, refer to the appropriate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  father of modern special operations,” General
non-commissioned officers in the manpower              state’s tax collection website.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Schwartz said. “In the time we have today, it
                                                       Columbus Retiree Affairs Office
career field. If you have excellent mathematic
and communication skills, you may qualify for a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         would be impossible to cover even the best of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — More than                                                                                                                         his wartime stories, his finest qualities, or his
career opportunity in this exciting career field.         The Columbus Retiree Affairs Office is in                                                                                                                        500 friends, family members and servicemem-                                                                                                                  most notable accomplishments.”
Interested? Call Ms Linda Kessler extension            need of a leader. For more information contact                                                                                                                      bers gathered at here to honor and remember                                                                                                                       “He was willing to put his career and his life
434-2341 at the Installation Manpower and              Major Bland at 434-2802.                                                                                                                                            “Air Commando One” during a memorial cer-                                                                                                                    on the line for the sake of the mission and his
                                                       Air Force Retiree Council
Organization Office.

Personnel Property Challenges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           emony July 2.                                                                                                                                                people,” the general continued. “Heinie was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Airmen of all ranks, including Air Force
this summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        relentlessly devoted to his people, exercised
                                                          The Air Force Retiree Council is looking for                                                                                                                     Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and
                                                       a candidate to serve in Area IX which includes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        marvelous judgment and was creative, industri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Medal of Honor recipient retired Col. George                                                                                                                 ous and sometimes unorthodox with his solu-
    The Joint Personal Property Shipment               Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.                                                                                                                      “Bud” Day attended the ceremony honoring
Offices and Traffic Management Facilities are          For more information, call 434-2802.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tions to a formidable problem. This was exem-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           retired Brig. Gen. Harry “Heinie” Aderholt,
                                                       MPS Training               dates         require
experiencing unprecedented challenges this                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              plified by his approach to combat leadership.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           who died May 20, at the age of 91.

summer season regarding the movement of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 As many here can attest, Heinie’s people would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “The quantity of people we have gathered
household goods, mostly due to carrier capacity                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         do anything for him, and I am proud to count
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           here is indicative of the very high regard in
through an increased demand in both the DOD               The Military Personnel Section (MPS) in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       myself among them.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           which we all hold General Aderholt,” General
and commercial markets. This saturated market          building 730 will hold in-house training on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Even after his service, General Aderholt
is making it difficult for JPPSO San Antonio to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Schwartz said. “It is a truly a high honor to be
                                                       Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during Night                                                                                                                        among the ‘quiet professionals’ and speak in                                                                                                                 was recognized for his distinct service and lead-
book shipments. In addition, some                      Flying Weeks. They will utilize appointments-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ership. In 2001, he was inducted into the
Transportation Service Providers that previous-                                                                                                                                                                            remembrance of ‘Air Commando One,’ a role
                                                       only on these days to accommodate this neces-                                                                                                                       model of leadership, a mentor of combat air-                                                                                                                 AFSOC Order of the Sword, becoming the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    U. S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Loken
ly accepted shipments are now canceling them a         sary training. If you have any questions, contact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                third person to be inducted into the Order,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz renders a final salute to retired Brig. Gen.
few days before the move, resulting in JPPSO-                                                                                                                                                                              manship, a beacon of the timeless value of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Harry “Heinie” Aderholt, the former 1st Air Commando Wing commander, during
                                                       the MPS Supt, Master Sgt. Heng, at 434-2611.                                                                                                                        service to the United States, and a mentor and                                                                                                               wherein noncommissioned officers recognize

                                                       School Liaison Officer
SAT having to rebook the shipment. The QA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              General Aderholt's memorial service July 2, 2010, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. General
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           friend.”                                                                                                                                                     individuals they hold in high esteem and wish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aderholt, who died May 20, helped mold and develop Air Force special operations
section is taking corrective action as necessary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                During his 31 years of Air Force service,                                                                                                               to honor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              into what it is today.
against the TSPs, but it doesn’t resolve the prob-         The Columbus Air Force Base School                                                                                                                              General Aderholt helped nurture and mature                                                                                                                        “He was in a league of his own, maintain-
lem. JPPSO-SAT is working overtime and                 Liaison Officer works with local school districts,
weekends to make sure all shipments are booked                                                                                                                                                                             Air Force special operations into what it is                                                                                                                 ing razor sharp focus on mission success while
                                                                                                                                                                    U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chase Hedrick
                                                       schools, parents and students on issues related to                                                                                                                                                                     into a great friendship,” said Mr. Kue Chaw,         more than 15 years. General Aderholt support-        making the welfare of his men a top priority,”
                                                                                                                 Airman 1st Class Cody Thomas, a customer service technician with the 14th
in a timely manner. In the meantime, we ask                                                                                                                                                                                today. His career took him to Asia, North
                                                       elementary and secondary education for the chil-                                                                                                                                                                       who spoke representing the Hmong coalition.          ed them as commander of the 56th Air
                                                                                                                 Comptroller Squadron assists 1st Lt. Ian Turner at the customer service desk July 8.
that our customers have alternate pack/pickup                                                                                                                                                                              Africa, Europe, and islands throughout the                                                                                                                   General Schwartz said before performing a
                                                       dren of ALL personnel (civilian, military and
                                                                                                                 The 14th CPTS's Finance Customer Service Counter will be closed all day on Friday,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Pacific.                                           “The new generation will miss General                Commando Wing in Thailand, flying propeller          final salute in honor of the father of Air Force
dates, be flexible and consider performing a full
                                                                                                                 July 16, in order to conduct process improvement initiatives and training. The
                                                       contractor) assigned to the installation. As par-                                                                                                                                                                      Aderholt, but we should celebrate his life           driven aircraft to conduct low-level night           special operations.
PPM (DITY) move. There is no easy fix, but                                                                                                                                                                                       “I have known General Aderholt for
                                                                                                                 Customer Service Counter will re-open on Monday, July 19, at 7:30 a.m. In case of
                                                       ents of school age children are aware, there are                                                                                                                                                                       together.”                                           interdiction, as well as civic action missions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           almost a half century because he spent a signif-                                                                                                                  The ceremony concluded with a flag fold-
                                                                                                                 emergencies on July 16, please contact Mr. Rickie Brock at (662) 434-7771/7802
TMF Columbus is here to assist. The Air Staff          many unique issues our children face as they                                                                                                                                                                               The Hmong were warriors in north Laos                “With his passing, our nation has lost a sto-
                                                                                                                 or DSN 742-7771/7802.
and Surface Deployment and Distribution                                                                                                                                                                                    icant part of his life helping us fight, side by                                                                                                             ing ceremony and a three-volley salute, per-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           All military medical training roads now start at METC
                                                       transition to new schools. The role of the School                                                                                                                                                                      who fought against the North Vietnamese for          ried member of the greatest nation, a visionary
Command (SDDC) are working hard to find a              Liaison Officer is to assist families ensure their                                                                                                                  side. Over the years, our camaraderie turned                                                                                                                 formed by the Hurlburt Honor Guard.
solution and SDDC will be providing the                children receive the best possible education
JPPSOs and TMFs some additional guidance               regardless of where they attend school. For assis-
through an upcoming advisory.                          tance, please contact the School Liaison Officer        extension 434-7233 to review the property,              have a need for the items. All items in the Last

IDEA Program
                                                       at 434-2792 or via email at        Stock Control at 434-7198 to check for authori-         Look Area are available without charge to your

                                                       Library Story Time                                                                                                                                                                        Steve Elliott
                                                                                                               zation and Customer Support at 434-7178 to              organization. For more information, you can

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fort Sam Houston Public Affairs
   The Air Force Innovative Development                                                                        order the property. All other DRMO processing           contact the Inspection Section at extension                                                                                  “METC will serve as the birthplace for joint interoperabili-      itary medical education and training,” said Rear Adm. Eleanor
through Employee Awareness is looking for sub-                                                                 is done via the Web at:               7233 or 7234.                                                                                                            ty for corpsmen, medics and technicians,” said Chief Master           Valentin, the Navy Medicine Support Command commander
                                                                                                               Do you have a supply problem?                           Zero overpricing program-incen-
                                                          The base library will hold Story Time on
missions of individual, group, or team ideas           Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Story                                                                                                                                                                                               Sgt. Kevin Lambing, the METC senior enlisted advisor. “In five        and METC Flag Officers Steering Committee chair. “This mis-
                                                                                                                                                                       tive awards
about how the Air Force can accomplish some-           Time will continue to be held each week.                                                                                                                                FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — The future of military                 years, every medic and corpsman under the grade of E-5 will           sion and vision guided us to ensure METC provides curriculum

                                                       Education Counseling Hours
thing more efficiently. Cash rewards for ideas are                                                                 Do you need status on an item you ordered?                                                              medical training arrived here June 30 with the opening of the        have been educated here at METC.”                                     and education that preserves each service’s identity while creat-
possible. Visit or call                                                           Did you receive the wrong part? The Customer                Overpricing is an issue everyone should be      Medical Education and Training Campus.
                                                                                                               Support section is the single point of contact                                                                                                                                        The campus will have more than 24,500 students going             ing an environment where our enlisted professionals can learn
Tech. Sgt. Angela Coleman at 434-2388.                    Education          counseling      (CCAF,                                                                    working. All personnel are encouraged to partic-         The METC is an integrated campus under a single univer-         through its doors each year, with an average daily student load       from their counterparts in their sister services.”
La Leche League
                                                                                                               when requiring assistance on supply related mat-        ipate, and will be rewarded for any tangible sav-   sity-style administration, with more than 100 courses available
                                                       Bachelor’s/Master’s      programs,     Tuition                                                                                                                                                                                           of approximately 8,000. METC officials will also employ an                Consolidated basic and specialty enlisted training from five
                                                                                                               ters. For assistance, you may contact Customer          ings resulting from their price challenge.          to students.
                                                       Assistance, etc.) is now available Mondays and                                                                                                                                                                                           operating staff and faculty of more than 1,400.                       separate service medical learning centers have already moved or
    La Leche League of Starkville/Columbus will                                                                Support at 434-7178.                                    Monetary awards will be given in accordance             “Today marks a significant milestone in the ongoing story of
                                                                                                               Attention Supply Customer
                                                       Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. by appoint-
meet on Thursday, July 15th at 10 am in the                                                                                                                            with AFI 38-401, The Air Force Innovative           military medicine,” said Rear Adm. William R. Kiser, the                 By service, the student breakdown includes approximately          are in the process of moving to San Antonio.
                                                       ment only. Please contact Edward Hodge at 434-
Services Complex. LLL provides breastfeeding           2562 to schedule.                                                                                               Development Employee Awareness (IDEA)               METC commandant. “Everywhere our nation sends our finest             45 percent Army, 31 percent Navy and 24 percent Air Force.                “METC is more than an institution of higher learning,” said

                                                       DRMO as a source of supply
information and support. For more information,                                                                    If you are looking for that special piece of         Program. Advice and guidance are available by       to serve, our graduates will be there with them serving as a force   The longest program offered is cytology, which is the study of        Chief Lambing, the former Air Education and Training
call Christina at 425-4322.                                                                                    equipment or furniture for your office, your point      calling the Customer Support section of Base        for good because of the work done here.”                             cells, at 52 weeks; and the shortest, at four weeks, is patient       Command chief of the enlisted medical force. “This will

Sales Tax Holidays
                                                                                                               of contact is the Inspection Section of Base            Supply, located in Building 158, at 434-7178.                                                                            administration.                                                       become a platform of medical diplomacy on the world stage.
                                                          Authorized personnel may retrieve property                                                                                                                            METC entered into its initial operating capability June 30.
                                                                                                               Supply. Inspection maintains the Last Look                                                                                                                                           “Today is truly about new beginnings. METC’s mission is to        Nations across the globe will send their men and women to this
                                                       that is marked for DRMO Facilities only if they                                                                                                                     Its initial training course, Radiography Specialist, began in
                                                                                                               Area, which has used equipment and furniture
   Mississippi and Alabama both have sales tax         are still physically located in Base Supply. For                                                                                                                    April. Other courses will be phased in throughout the rest of the    produce the world’s best military healthcare personnel to sup-        campus because METC stands for the best platform the world
                                                                                                               turned in from other organizations that no longer                                 See BRIEFS, Page 14
holidays, directly targeting back-to-school activ-     more information, call the Inspection Section at                                                                                                                    year and into 2011.                                                  port the nation and the vision is to be the nation’s leader in mil-   has even known for producing medics and corpsmen.”
Base families offered a variety of activities
                                                                       FSS A C T I V I T I E S                                                                                                                                    VIEWPOINT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lorenz on Leadership —
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Do people trust you? The intellectual resource
        July 9, 2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             July 9, 2010

Invitational Softball Tournament                     Family canoe trip                                 DePLAYment Tag Passes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lt. Col. Lars Hubert
                                                                                                                                                          person unlimited bowling and that includes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   37th Flying Training Squadron
   Register at the fitness center for this double    Register at the youth center for this trip July    DePLAYment Tag Passes are at the Airman           shoe rental. For more information, call 434-                                                             We have all met and worked with peo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gen. Stephen R. Lorenz
elimination tournament July 10. Entry is $150 13 from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $18 per person and Family Readiness Center until the pro-                   3426.                                                                                                ple who lack integrity—give lip service to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Commander, Air Education and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to self-improve is to increase our individual
                                                                                                                                                          Retiree council seeking repre-
per team. Limited to the first 20 teams regis- and includes lunch. Limited to the first 12 to gram’s end in July 2010. Air Force active duty                                                                                                                   checklists or depart for the day when their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Training Command
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    levels of education. Remember: Education is
tered. For more information, call 434-2772.       register. Register by July 7 at the youth center. members with children and/or spouse are eligi-                                                                                                             supervisor goes to an afternoon meeting.

Missoula Children’s Theater
                                                                                                     ble for the tag pass who have been deployed in                                                                 All of us have values that we hold in                                                                                                           how we prepare ourselves for the uncertain-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ask yourself this question: did you trust

   Register at the youth center for this week- 27-Hole Golf Challenge
                                                                                                     support of an active operation anytime after            The Air Force Retiree Council is looking for       special regard, one that stands out more       them? Would you trust that person with                                                               ty of tomorrow.
                                                                                                     July 2009. Deployment is described as TDY for       a candidate to serve in Area IX which includes         than the others, which we learned and          your life, or the lives of others? In the mil-         RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas                     I know that increasing our education
long camp starting July 26. Open to youth from       Whispering Pines Golf Course offers a 27- 30 days or more; or 365-PCS in support of an              Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.         adopted from our family, friends or even       itary, as in other career fields, this is a very   — Today, we are approaching nine years of         levels isn’t always as easy as it sounds.
Kindergarten to 12th grade. Practices daily from hole golf challenge July 17 with a 8 a.m. shot- active Operation and documented on official             Candidates who have been involved in the               our Air Force culture. As we all know and      valid question. Some jobs are obvious,             sustained combat operations. Many could           Thankfully, the Air Force helps with one of
10 a.m. to noon with a final performance on gun start – Entry is $20 for golf course members orders. Family members must bring in a copy of              local military retiree programs have proven to         have heard countless times, one of the Air     such as the maintainer servicing ejection          even argue that our Air Force has been            the limited resources we balance every day:
Saturday at 3 p.m. July 31. For more informa- and $40 for nonmembers – entry does not their sponsor’s orders and register for their tag                  be particularly effective because they are direct-     Force’s Core Values is Integrity. For many,    seats or the single engine that keeps an air-      involved in continuous combat operations          money. Scholarship and tuition assistance
tion, call the youth center at 434-2504.          include cart. For more information, call 434- passes for such items as free instruction classes,       ly attuned to the concerns of the retiree com-         this word is simply boiled down to mean        craft airborne.                                    since the original Gulf War in 1991. Even         programs help pay for many advanced

Cruise in 2011
                                                  7932.                                              youth sports, youth events or hourly child care.    munity. If you would like to be considered for                                                                                                           more challenging, today’s combat opera-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                “telling the truth.” I offer a more in-depth
                                                                                                       Zumba fitness classes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   But every job impacts someone.                                                                   degrees and education programs.
                                                     Golf 4 Kids
                                                                                                                                                         the wing’s nomination, please submit a short           viewpoint and discuss how it applies to        Following a series of unexplained aircraft         tions are being conducted while the rest of
                                                                                                                                                         resume or biography no later than Sept. 1 to the                                                                                                                                                                Another limited resource most people
   The Information, Ticket and Travel Office                                                                                                                                                                    each and every one of us, whether we wear      accidents after WW II the Air Force dis-           the nation fights its way through a reces-        struggle with is time. Our challenge is mak-
has book two group cruises in 2011. Register by         This week-long golf clinic, July 19-23, is $25     The fitness center now offers these classes FSS Commander at 14th FSS/CC, 495 Harpe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the uniform or not.                            covered that one riveter on the aircraft           sion, making resources extremely con-             ing the time to find beneficial education
Aug. 1 for the five-day cruise starting Feb. 12 to   per person and includes 4 days of instruction Sundays from 3 to 4 p.m. Cost is $3 per person Blvd, Suite 231, Columbus AFB, MS 39710.                          I simply define integrity as when ones     assembly line was purposefully installing          strained. Such an environment demands a
Cozumel and Progresso. Register by Sept. 1 for                                                         per class but the first class is free. For more For more information, call 434-2802.                                                                                                                                                                         programs and then the important part —
                                                     and a mini 3-hole tournament with snacks on                                                                                                                actions align with ones beliefs or
                                                                                                                                                         Join FitFamily
                                                                                                       information, call 434-2772.                                                                                                                             rivets in the ailerons contrary to design—         unique blend of innovation and intellect —
the four-day cruise starting Thanksgiving Day,       Friday, July 23. Ages 6-9 meet at 8 a.m. and ages                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              completing them. After all, if it were easy,

                                                                                                       Lunch and Bowl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                morals…they are integrated. So yes,            because he knew better. These rivets               looking for efficiencies at every corner in
Nov. 24 and going to Cozumel. Cost for two           10-13 meet at 9:15 a.m. Register by July 14 at                                                                                                             telling the truth certainly is part of this    bound the flight controls and many of the                                                            then time wouldn’t be an issue and everyone
people for the February trip is as low as $682       the golf course pro shop. Participants receive a                                                        Air Force Services family fitness and well-                                                                                                          order to achieve our desired effect.              would have multiple degrees.
                                                                                                           The Bowling Center offers two free games of ness initiative, FitFamily is an integral compo-         equation. But there is so much more. A         pilots, unable to stop violent roll, lost their        Sometimes it’s easy to focus on resourc-
with a $75 shipboard credit. Cost for two peo-       $15 discount on a set of in-stock youth clubs,                                                                                                             person with integrity is one who does the      lives. Someone is relying on you to per-                                                                  Think back five years ago, and then 10
ple for the November trip is as low as $816 with     which regularly sell for $75 per set. For more bowling with the purchase of an adult lunch nent of the Year of the Air Force Family.                       right, or expected, thing when no one is       form your function correctly and efficient-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ing and new weapon systems as the “innova-        years ago. Were you any busier then than
a $50 ship board credit. For more information,                                                         combo, Monday thru Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 Families can register as a team at                                                                                                                             tion,” the panacea for our challenges. Doing
                                                     information, call 434-7932.                                                                                                                                looking or keeps his or her word even at a     ly, just as you would expect of them.                                                                you are now? Chances are no. Do you think

                                                     Tops in Blue
call 434-2507 or 7861.                                                                                 p.m. and all day Sunday. For more information, to earn points and                                                                                                                    so, however, would cause us to overlook the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                personal cost to themselves.                       Do people trust you?                                                                             you will be any less busy five or 10 years
NFL tickets
                                                                                                       call 434-3426.                                    achieve levels for participation in Family Fun                                                                                                           most effective weapon at our disposal during
                                                                                                       Mommie and me crafts classes
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Are you ready to meet the board?
                                                                                                                                                         activities, family sports and fitness and family                                                                                                                                                           from now? Again, probably not. The truth is
                                                        Tour positions are available with this special                                                                                                                                                                                                            such challenging times: the one between
                                                                                                                                                         nutrition. Recognition is provided at each level                                                                                                                                                           — you won’t be any less busy or have more
    The ITT office has home game tickets for         group with auditions open now for trumpet,                                                                                                                                                                                                                   each of our ears. In many ways, investing in
the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas                                                                      Stop by the Arts and Crafts Center to check to encourage families to continue on the path of                                                                                                                                                             time than you do right now.
                                                     bass, video technicians and technician support out the display of upcoming projects for both                                                                                                                                                                 intellect, in our ability to out-think the
                                                                                                                                                         wellness. The FitFamily program encourages                                                                                                                                                                      Making a commitment to complete edu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chief Master Sgt. Eric Jaren
Cowboys –For more information about the tick-        stat. The deadline for audition packages for the youth and adult. Classes are held Thursdays at                                                                                                                                                              enemy, is the most cost-efficient way to pre-
ets and group trips, call 434-7861. Limited seat-                                                                                                        Air Force families to make healthy lifestyle                                                                                                                                                               cation and self-improvement programs may
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Command Chief, Air Force Materiel Command
                                                     2011 worldwide talent search is Nov. 5, 2010. 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more choices and provides resources and tips in an                                                                                                                     pare for future uncertainty and to combat a
ing/tickets available.                               The competition will be held Dec. 5 to 13 at information, call 434-7836.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       move other priorities to the side. When
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  clever foe.
Six Flags Over Georgia trip
                                                                                                                                                         effort to promote overall family fitness. For

                                                                                                       Squadron DUI-Free Bowling Party 434-2504.
                                                     Lackland AFB. Go to to                                                           more information, contact the Youth Center at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    you’re weighing the relative importance of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      There are those that say there are three
                                                     begin the application process.                                                                                                                              WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Beginning September 2010,                                                                                  each, remember that education and self-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  types of intellect — and we fit into a differ-
                                                     Vegan menu available                              squadron bowling party from 1 to 4 p.m. Space A lodging
   The youth center offers this trip July 15 to                                                                                                                                                               Airmen assigned to the Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command who are selected to                                                                    improvement are activities that will help
                                                                                                           The bowling center is offering a free                                                                                                                                                                  ent category depending on the situation.
16. The bus leaves at 5 a.m. July 15. Price for                                                                                                                                                               compete for quarterly awards will be required to physically appear before a military selection                                                        you no matter where life takes you. If you
two is $250, for 3 is $300 and for four is $350.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  There are those who come up with the inno-
                                                        The bowling center now offers a vegan Monday thru Friday for those squadrons who                     The Magnolia Inn usually has openings for        board. Twelve Outstanding Airmen of the Year finalists will be required to physically appear                                                          decide to stay in the Air Force, it will help
Price includes transportation, lodging, admis-       menu. To place an order, call 434-3426.                                                                                                                  before a board as well.                                                                             vative idea, those who understand the idea
                                                                                                       have been without a DUI for three months. Space A family and single units. Contact the                                                                                                                                                                       better serve the nation. If you decide to shift

                                                     Club scholarship program
sion and one meal at the park. Final payment                                                                                                                                                                      In addition to evaluating the member’s military image, the board will consider military         and those who wouldn’t know a good idea if
                                                                                                       Shoe rental, food and beverage charges still lodging desk at 434-2548.                                                                                                                                                                                       into another career outside the Air Force,

                                                                                                                                                         Tickets available
must be made by July 8. For more information,                                                          apply. For more information or to reserve the                                                          bearing, communication skills and knowledge of issues impacting the Air Force. Airmen will          it hit them in the face. Now, my description
call the Youth center at 434-2504.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of the last group may seem a bit harsh, and       higher levels of education and study will
                                                        Write a 500-word or less essay on “What center, call the Bowling Center at 434-3426.                                                                  even be expected to recite the Airman’s Creed.
Youth trip to McWane Hands-on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    help translate into increased pay and
                                                     Open to current Air Force club members and Youth Center sponsorship
                                                     does it mean to be part of the Air Force Family?                                                        The information, ticket and travel office has        Placing emphasis back on the individual is the primary reason for restoring face-to-face        at times I’m sure we all feel like we’re out of

Science Center
                                                     their family members. Entries are due by July 1 program
                                                                                                                                                         discounted tickets for Disney World, Universal       boards. A recognition program should be an opportunity for Airmen to stand out from their           our element, but the times where you find
                                                                                                                                                         Studios, Dollywood, Sea World, Busch                 peers. Unfortunately, this distinction cannot always be captured by merely reading bullet           yourself in the last category are also the             Either way, you win and are better pre-
   The youth center offers this trip for ages 9 to                                                         Moving is hard, but it is also a time to meet Gardens, Six Flags Over Georgia, the Memphis         statements crafted by the most gifted writer in the organization, as the current ‘records only’     times where you will have the best opportu-       pared to successfully handle the challenges
                                                     to the FSS commander. Twenty-five $1,000
18 July 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Can only take                                                                                                                                                                system restricts us to. Once again, it’s time to Hold the Line.                                     nity for self-improvement.                        that life throws at you — especially when
                                                     scholarships will be awarded throughout the Air new friends, find new hangout spots, get Zoo, Alabama Adventure, the Dixie Stampede,
a maximum of 15 on this free trip. Register by                                                                                                                                                                     Face-to-face boards will offer the advantage of meeting, interviewing and hearing the                                                            you least expect it. In the end, the better
July 16 at the youth center. For more informa-       Force. For more information, go to involved in fun and different things and go on Geyser Falls, and more. Call 434-2507 for more                                                                                                                                  You see, we each bring a unique set of
                                                                             trips to interesting places. The Youth information.                                                    perspective of our best and brightest before selecting a winner. This is a much more valid          skills, experiences and intellect to different    prepared that you are, the better the chance

                                                                                                       by and just for youth. To help make your transi- Casino trip
tion, call 434-2504.                                                                                   Sponsorship Program at Columbus was created                                                            measure than just reading bullet statements.
                                                     Family child care homes needed tion from your old base on to your new base,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  situations. Although we would all like to be      you could be the “idea person.” Tomorrow’s
Canoe trip down the Luxapalila
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Visit us online!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the “idea person,” the individual who always      challenges will certainly be bigger than
                                                                                                                                                             Register at outdoor recreation for this                                                                                                              has the innovative ideas, not every situation     those we face today. Our Air Force — and
                                                        Ever dreamed of owning your own business? contact the Youth Center and join in the fun of monthly trip the first Friday of every month to

                                                     Are you willing to work out of your on base the youth sponsorship program. For more infor- the Silver Star and Golden Moon casinos. Cost                                                                                                                     or challenge is suited to their intellectual      our nation -- needs you to better prepare
   Outdoor Recreation is offering this trip July

24. Cost is $15 per person and includes trans-       home? Do you enjoy working with children? mation, call 434-2504.                                    is $25 and includes transportation and $25 in                                                                                                            talents. These are the times when we can be       now. Your investment in education and

                                                     contact Kat Savage, Airman and Family Cosmic Bowling Special
portation, rentals and lunch. Register no later      Then family child care might be for you. Please                                                     player money. Bus leaves at 5:30 p.m. from the                                                                                                           most critical of ourselves and take advan-        intellect is the best weapon to combat the
than July 16 at outdoor recreation. For more                                                                                                             BX parking lot and returns at 1 a.m. For more                                                                                                            tage of the opportunity to improve. In            uncertainty that tomorrow will bring. After
information, call 434-2507.                          Services at 434-3602 for more information.            Every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. - $5 per information, call 434-2507.                                                                                                                                  today’s world, the easiest and quickest way       all, we can’t afford not to.
    July 9, 2010                                                                                                                                                                          F E AT U R E                                                                                                                                                                                                         SILVER WINGS
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    Spotlight: 37th Flying Training Squadron
    Unit mission                             increase in AETC deployment to both           Squadron was born; class 71-01 began
    The 37th Flying Training Squadron        MC-12 ISR platforms and the Iraqi T-6         their quest for the highly sought after
mission is: Forging Military Pilots,         training squadron, manning will contin-       “silver wings.” On March 22, 1972, the
Honing Warrior Leaders. The 37th FTS         ue to be a challenge. The Bengal Tigers       3650th was re-designated the 37th
instructs the future Air Force military      currently have six instructors either         Flying Training Squadron, continuing
aviators in Phase 2 of Specialized           deployed or training for deployments.         the Bengal Tiger heritage. Simply stated,
Undergraduate Pilot Training, or SUPT,           On the fore front of every instructors    the mission now is to “Forging Military
in the T-6 “Texan II”. The 37th FTS also     mind is UCI/ASEV preparation. The             Pilots, Honing Warrior Leaders.” The
instructs several international military     Bengal Tigers are stepping up to show
                                                                                           squadron’s credo: “The World’s Best
pilots through the Foreign Military Sales    AETC they are the best at training
                                                                                           Instructor Pilots Producing the World’s
program and the Aviation Leadership          brand new Air Force pilots, and are hard
Program (ALP) whose graduates will           at work scrubbing all current                 Best Future Aviators through Superior
receive their countries’ coveted silver      processes/programs and developing a           Training for the United States and
wings. The 37th FTS flies over 17,800        new and improved self inspection              Allied Air Forces.” This mission is
sorties and more than 24,000 flying          process.                                      accomplished with a sense of pride and
hours annually with a budget of more             Poor weather has driven challenges to     professionalism unparalleled in this
than $3.8 million. The squadron also         student production and continuity in          arena. From these begins the Bengal
qualifies and sustains 92 mission-ready T-   student training. Phase II training has a     Tigers have excelled in all tasks, with an
6 instructor pilots from both active duty    high steady state ops tempo with takeoffs     unprecedented work ethic and commit-
and reserves.                                planned every three minutes from sun-         ment to its students and instructors.
                                             rise to sunset every weekday. There is        Currently the 37th flies an average of 80
  Key Leaders                                very little room for increased sortie pro-    lines per day, which far exceeds that of                                                                                                                                                                               U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Airman 1st Class Maria Hall, a
  The 37th Flying Training Squadron’s        duction from which to re-gain lost            any Combat or Mobility Air Force unit.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              squadron aviation resource manager
Commander is Lt Col Lars Hubert.             ground. Weekend flying and student            In fact, Columbus AFB T-6’s fly 5 per-
                                             washbacks are but a few of the options                                                                                                                                                                                                                           with the 37th Flying Training Squadron
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              changes an aviators’ flight status on a
                                                                                           cent of the Air Force’s total annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sortie tracker. The system tracks the
    Personnel numbers                        available to the squadron.
                                                                                                                                                                    U.S. Air Force photo/Sonic Johnson
                                                                                           hours. The 37th Flying Training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chase Hedrick
                                                                                                                                         Second Lt. Dustin Nordman and 2nd Lt. Kristopher                Capt. Dave Curry, an instructor pilot with the 37th Flying Training Squadron                         status approximately 10,000 flights
    92 Instructor pilots                         The more significant grass roots
                                                                                                                                         Fernandez, student pilots in Class 11-08 practice with a
                                                                                           Squadron has a proud heritage, and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         debriefs 2nd Lt. Tyler Piening. Lieutenant Piening is a member of Class 11-08.                       each year.
    5 Enlisted personnel                     impact to perpetual weather delays is to
                                                                                                                                         “pattern party” to review air patterns at the 37th FTS
                                                                                           legacy that will remain intact for years to
    2 contracted civilian                    our students. A tried and true principle
                                                                                                                                         July 8.
    87 SUPT students                         of learning is of course repetition. The      come, because, instilled in every member
                                             JSUPT Phase II syllabus calls for a sortie    is a deep sense of commitment and
    Squadron functions                       every day to day and a half, allowing for     responsibility for those we proudly serve!
    The 37th Flying Training Squadron        instruction during the flight briefing,
conducts primary flight training in the T-   physical practice in the aircraft, followed       Senior leader comments
6A “Texan II”. Students receive approx-      by guidance on how to perform tasks bet-          The Bengal Tigers are not only sup-
imately 85 flying hours of training in       ter only to go home and continue habit        plying the best and brightest pilots to the
basic aircraft control, aerobatics, night,   pattern development via ‘chair flying.’       Air Force and its allies, it also deploys its
instruments, navigation and formation        Weather delays breaks that chain, for         personnel to fill essential roles through-
flying in a five month period. Upon com-     which the syllabus does allow, but not to     out the world, on the ground or in the
pletion of their T-6 training, students go   a scale as we have experienced at             air. They provide battlefield tactical
on to advanced training in either the T-     Columbus.                                     intelligence, surveillance and reconnais-
38, T-1, T-44, or UH-1. The 37th Flying                                                    sance (ISR) in the USAF’s new plat-
Training Squadron Bengal Tigers train            Unique aspects of the unit                form, the MC-12, which is currently the
approximately 260 students each year.            The unit began as a fighter squadron      #1 priority of the Air Force. Through
                                             in World War II. A highly decorated           this platform, the men and women of the
    Slogan/unit name                         squadron, its pilots flew P-43s and P-38s
                                                                                           Bengal Tigers have had a direct impact
    The “Bengal Tigers”                      in North Africa and Europe. Following
                                                                                           in saving US service member’s lives in
                                             the war, the squadron was re-designated
   Upcoming Challenges                       the 37th Fighter Interceptor Squadron.        Southwest Asia! Other Tigers are devel-
   The 37th Flying Training Squadron         Its mission was air defense in Maine and      oping the world’s pilots by becoming ini-
has incurred a 22 percent increase in the    Vermont, flying P-47s, P-84s, F-51s, F-       tial cadre members to aid the Iraqi air
number of students in the Columbus           86s and F-102s until its deactivation in      force, as they stand up self-sufficient and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chase Hedrick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Second Lt. Derek Andrews, a student pilot with the 37th
pilot training pipeline while dealing with   1960. On July 17, 1969, Air Training          self-sustaining primary flight training
                                                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Air Force Photo, Airman 1st Class Chase Hedrick                                                         U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chase Hedrick   Flying Training Squadron puts away his life support equip-
shortfalls in instructor manning.            Command took over what was then               operations in the T-6A Texan II, flying
Currently the Bengal Tigers are only 76      known as the Columbus Army Flying             training student pilots and instructor Capt. Josh Thompson, mustang flight commander, runs through a pre-flight check on a T-6 with                          Lt. Col. Lars Hubert, commander of the 37th Flying Training Squadron talks with                          ment. The room where the equipment is stored is shared
percent manned! Additionally, with an        School. The 3650th Flying Training            pilot candidates over hostile territory.      a student in the Aviation Leadership Program July 8.                                                           Maj. Kristen Westby by the Stingeree Bar in the 37th FTS’s heritage room.                                by the 37th and 41st Flying Training Squadrons.

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