S I LV E R W I N G S “ Yea r o f t h e A i r F o r c e F a m i ly ” Weather BLAZE Team celebrates nations birthday BLAZE Team Vol. 34, Issue 27 Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. July 9, 2010 enters world of social media Today Saturday High: 92, Low: 72 High: 89, Low: 71 Staff Sgt. Jacob Corbin Isolated T-storms Scattered T-storms Sunday Monday 14th Flying Training Wing High: 92, Low: 72 High: 93, Low: 74 Public Affairs News Briefs Scattered T-storms Scattered T-storms 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 http://www.facebook.com/ColumbusAFB and the Twitter feed can be found at The Quarterly Awards Luncheon will be held at http://twitter.com/Columbus_AFB. 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 Inside 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 Feature 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 N E WS S P O RT S ly23 2 SILVER WINGS 15 Intramural SILVER WINGS July 9, 2010 July 9, 2010 SILVER WINGS 12 13 14 15 16 Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat/Sun Long 21 u 17/18 Softball scores Range Events J 22 How to reach us July 26: Wingman Dinner July 27: Year of the AF Family Picnic 14th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs July 12-16: July 28: 14th FTW 495 Harpe Blvd. Suite 186 Night Flying IFF Graduation, Quarterly Dorm Dinner, 5 AF Dining Out Change of command Columbus AFB, MS 39710 Week 4:49 p.m., @ 49th Awards p.m., @ Chapel Drawdown, 4:30 July 30: Enlisted Commercial: (662) 434-7068 Game 1 FTS Luncheon, 11:30 Annex p.m. @ Club Promotions DSN: 742-7068 July 30: Class 10-13 14th FSS Forfeit CAPT SUPT- a.m. @ Club Fax: (662) 434-7009 FC Visit from Assignment Night Aug 2: 14th MDOS E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 14th CES Winner Editorial Staff July 12-18 19 20 Change of command Aug 4: Columbus Game 2 City Schools first 14th MDG 21 Winner 24/25 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 Editor and Mrs. Graduation Watkins Aug 12: Class 11-06 14th SFS 9 Track Select Airman 1st Class Chase Hedrick Aug 13: Class 10-13 Staff Writer Game 5 Graduation 37th/41st FTS 14 Winner Answers to last week’s crossword Mr. Matt Garner MEDIA Layout Designer 48th FTS 9 (Continued from Page 1) Submission Deadline Crossword: to improve our processes and continue to The deadline for submitting copy for next better educate and train the best Airmen in week’s SILVER WINGS is noon Monday. 37th FTS the world,” said Gen. 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July 16 Drawdown 14 SILVER WINGS SILVER WINGS 3 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: (Continued from Page 12) 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 email@example.com.) 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. Brief 14th Operations Support Squadron www.myairforcelife.com 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 4 SILVER WINGS L O CA L LY SILVER WINGS 13 F-16 dedicated to July 9, 2010 Building the world’s best warriors, leaders and professional military pilots July 9, 2010 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 AEDC/PA 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 www.suptfc.com. 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 Transportation 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 www.fsbo.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Miscellaneous 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 Homes 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 12 SILVER WINGS July 9, 2010 COMMUNITY AF N E WS SILVER WINGS July 9, 2010 5 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. appointments 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 email@example.com. 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: www.drms.dla.mil. 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 https://ipds.randolph.af.mil 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 — 10 SILVER WINGS 7 SILVER WINGS 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 commander 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 sentative 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, www.USAFFitFamily.com 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 www.topsinblue.com 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 responsibilities. 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 www.afclubs.net. 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 River 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 www.facebook.com/ColumbusAFB or 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 www.twitter.com/Columbus_AFB 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. 8 SILVER WINGS July 9, 2010 F E AT U R E SILVER WINGS July 9, 2010 9 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 Hedrick 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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