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									   Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst ... America’s Premier Joint Warfighter Base




   Vol. 84, No. 41                                            Published for the Joint Base MDL Community                                                                                October 16, 2009


 NEWSNOTES
     Navy Ball tonight
                                          Academy Soldiers test skills
     in Long Branch                                                                                                                                                                           Ryan Morton
                                                                                                                                                                                            ASA Public Affairs
   The Navy Ball will be held
tonight at 6 p.m. at Ocean Place
Resort in Long Branch. Call 866-                                                                                                                  Non-commissioned Officer Acade-
2182 for details.                                                                                                                             my (NCOA) Soldier instructors of the
                                                                                                                                              Army Support Activity, Joint Base
                                                                                                                                              McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, took some
Flu-shot hours extended                                                                                                                       time in between class sessions to par-
for active-duty personnel                                                                                                                     take in a rodeo servicing vehicles Oct. 2.
   Effective immediately, all active-                                                                                                             It’s not a rodeo in the traditional
duty personnel may proceed to the                                                                                                             sense of the word with horses, calves
87th Medical Group Immunization                                                                                                               and steers, but a rodeo that’s known
Clinic, Bldg. 3458 for their season-                                                                                                          throughout the Army as an annual event
al flu vaccination. The clinic will                                                                                                           where Soldiers compete in teams per-
operate Monday through Friday                                                                                                                 forming vehicle maintenance measures.
from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Clinic                                                                                                           This is the first time the NCOA has con-
opens 10:30 a.m. last Friday of                                                                                                               ducted a rodeo.
every month.)                                                                                                                                     Four teams of four-to-six Soldiers
   This is not the H1N1 Flu vac-                                                                                                              per team performed maintenance meas-
cine, this is the seasonal flu vaccine.                                                                                                       ures on vehicles including humvees and
Active duty personnel may receive                                                                                                             5-ton trucks located in six different sta-
the vaccine one of two ways: (1) the                                                                                                          tions. The stations included mounting a
FluMist, a live attenuated nasal vac-                                                                                                         cargo tarp onto a 5-ton truck, changing
cine or (2) Alfuria, an inactivated                                                                                                           two humvee tires, hooking a towbar to a
injectable vaccine.                                                                                                                           disabled humvee, hooking a water buf-
   For more information on the sea-                                                                                                           falo to a 5-ton truck and parking it,
sonal flu vaccination, call the                                                                                                               hooking a 1/4 trailer to a humvee and
Immunizations Clinic at 754-9209.                                                                                                             parking it, and backing up a 1 1/2-ton
Updated information can be found                                                                                                              trailer to a 5-ton and parking it.
at www.jointbasemdl.af.mil.                                                                                                                       “This is good because it gets people
                                                                                                                                              to learn, merge together, and work as a
Homeowners Assistance                                                                                                                         team. We also accomplished our three
                                                                                                                                              main goals going in: using, refining and
 Program now online                                                                                                                           retooling our perishable skills, building
    The American Recovery and                                                                                                                 unit cohesion, and spreading the spirit
Reinvestment Act of 2009 and                                                                                                      Ryan Morton of the NCO Corps,” said Sgt. 1st Class
Department of Defense have imple-         HOOKED ON TRAINING -- Sgt. Michael Shannon of the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Eduardo Velez, NCOA instructor whose
                                                                                                                                              brainchild it was to bring the rodeo to
mented guidance expanding the             (NCOA), Army Support Activity, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, fastens a trailer hitch to a 5-ton the NCOA.
Homeowners Assistance Program to          truck during the NCOA Rodeo Competition Oct. 2.
provide benefits to wounded, ill or                                                                                                                      (continued on page 3)
injured members of the Armed
Forces, surviving spouses of fallen
warriors, BRAC 05 impacted per-
sonnel (non-causal), and PCSing
servicemembers.
                                                                                                                    Joint Base sets sights
    This Act provides some mone-
tary relief for eligible federal per-
sonnel, both military (including
Coast Guard) and DoD civilians
faced with losses on the sale of their
                                                                                                                    on charity campaign                                 key workers set out with a goal of contacting
primary residence when there is no                                                                                             2nd Lt. Carolyn Glover                   100-percent of the people in their workcenters
present market for the sale of such                                                                                          Joint Base MDL Public Affairs              to share information on how to contribute
property upon reasonable terms and                                                                                                                                      through the CFC.
conditions.                                                                                                            The citizens of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-             This year, key workers will be spreading the
    The DoD designated the U.S.                                                                                     Lakehurst are taking on yet another challenge:      message: “I Care: Now More Than Ever.”
Army as executive agent for the                                                                                     to raise more than a quarter of a million dollars      Donors are encouraged to utilize the CFC’s
HAP. The U.S. Army Corps of                                                                                         in support of the 2009 South Jersey Combined        payroll-deduction donation program, through
Engineers administers the program                                                                                   Federal Campaign here.                                                  which pledges are automati-
for the DoD and the Coast Guard.                                                                                       The Combined Federal                                                 cally deducted from each
Working with installation com-                                                            U.S. Air Force photo      Campaign (CFC) began Oct.                                               paycheck. Those who prefer
manders and housing officials, the        DIGGING IN -- Tech. Sgt. James Gregg, communica-                          15 and runs through Nov. 30.                                            to make a one-time donation
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dis-         tion computer system operator with the 21st AMOS,                            The CFC is the sole                                                  can do so by cash or check.
trict realty specialists will offer all                                                                             authorized fundraising cam-                                                 Employees who contribute
possible assistance in determining        drives a bulldozer during construction of a pier in                       paign taken on by federal                                               at least six-tenths of one per-
and disbursing HAP benefits to eli-       support of African Partnership Station 2009.                              employees. The campaign                                                 cent of their income (.006
gible homeowners.                                                                                                   seeks to consolidate the diversity of fundraising   times their base salary) will be considered
    General program information
and points of contact are contained
on the HAP Web site at
                                          Airmen wrap up                                                            efforts into a single campaign once a year.
                                                                                                                    Employees are able to note on their pledge cards
                                                                                                                    which cause they’d like to contribute to. Key
                                                                                                                                                                        “super givers.” These individuals will be recog-
                                                                                                                                                                        nized with a desert tan coffee mug and matching
                                                                                                                                                                        t-shirt.
http://hap.usace.army.mil/. The site
also contains answers to frequently
asked questions and instructions for
filing an application.
                                          African mission                                                           workers provide potential contributors with a
                                                                                                                    single guidebook containing more than 2,500
                                                                                                                    approved charitable organizations.
                                                                                                                       More than 50 representatives from through-
                                                                                                                                                                           Well trained and highly equipped CFC key
                                                                                                                                                                        workers will approach all employees on base
                                                                                                                                                                        throughout the campaign to answer questions
                                                                                                                                                                        and assist with the donation process.
                                                                              Security Cooperation program,
                                             Staff Sgt. Francis Lalic         APS activities consist of multi-      out JB MDL assembled Oct. 8 to receive train-          All JB MDL members are highly encouraged
    Burger King closed                    21st Air Mobility Ops Squadron      national joint exercises, port vis-   ing on taking the lead for the 2009 CFC chal-       to participate in the campaign in a unified effort
     for renovations                                                          its, hands-on practical courses,      lenge. Armed with brochures, pledge slips and       to care “now more than ever.” More information
                                                                              professional training and com-        coffee-mug incentives for “super givers,” these     can be found at www.cfcsnu.org.
   The Fort Dix Burger King, Bldg.           Airmen from the 621st Con-
5399, is closed. The expected clo-        tingency Response Wing, Joint       munity outreach with the coastal
sure will last 50 days as the kitchen     Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst,         nations of Africa.
is being renovated and upgraded.          recently returned from a six-           During the deployment, the
Once the kitchen is completed,
Burger King is expected to open for
service in the DRIVE THRU ONLY
                                          month split deployment to West
                                          Central Africa in support of
                                          Africa Partnership Station 2009,
                                                                              21st Air Mobility Operations
                                                                              Squadron, a squadron under the
                                                                              CRW's 621st Contingency
                                                                                                                       Navy celebrates 234 years
for another 45 days while the dining      an initiative aimed at improving    Operations Support Group, sup-
room is renovated. The estimated          maritime safety and regional        ported a contingent of 77 Navy
$1.3 million project is expected to       security on the African conti-      Seabees on a road and pier con-
take just over 90 days.                   nent.                               struction project. The Airmen
                                             APS is an international, joint   set up a satellite communica-
                                          service initiative spearheaded by   tions package, complete with
                                          U.S. Naval Forces together with     classified and unclassified inter-
   Weather                                European and African allies.
                                          Part of U.S. Africa Command's
                                                                              net capability, computer net-
                                                                                    (continued on page 3)
FRIDAY -- Rainy and windy
with highs in the mid 40s,
lows in the low 40s.
                                          Order bans texting
SATURDAY -- Showers with
highs in the low 50s, lows in
                                          for feds in vehicles
the mid 40s.                                                    Samantha L. Quigley
                                                           American Forces Press Service
SUNDAY -- More showers
with highs in the mid 50s,                   WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- In an executive order issued Oct. 1,
lows in the mid 40s.                      President Barack Obama banned federal employees from text mes-
                                          saging while behind the wheel on government business.
                                             “With nearly 3-million civilian employees, the federal govern-                                     Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst
MONDAY -- Partly cloudy                   ment can and should demonstrate leadership in reducing the dan-
with highs in the upper 50s,              gers of text messaging while driving,” President Obama said in the          The Navy celebrates its 234th birthday in style as crew members render hon-
lows in the low 40s.                      order. “A federal government-wide prohibition on the use of text            ors during the commissioning ceremony of the Arleigh Burke class guided-
                                          messaging while driving on official business or while using gov-            missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) at Penn's Landing in
TUESDAY -- Sunny with                     ernment-supplied equipment will help save lives, reduce injuries,           Philadelphia this past week. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint
highs in the low 60s, lows in             and set an example for state and local governments, private                 Chiefs of Staff, addressed the audience at the commissioning ceremony. For
the mid 40s.                              employers, and individual drivers.”                                         Mullen’s complete birthday address, see page 3.
                                                                (continued on page 3)
      The Post
2     October 16, 2009


BNCOC Phase I goes online                "BNCOC phase 1 is just a Online, it's just you. It's going to         would in the classroom. He fears
                                                                                                                                                              C OMMANDER ’ S ACTION L INE
                                                                                                                                                         The Action Line is an
    Sgt. Johnathon Jobson            refresher from WLC," explained hurt the students."                        that, with an online course, you        integral part of the base
      3rd ID Public Affairs          Sgt. 1st Class Roman Manzano,          Less student interaction and       won't get the opportunity to work       feedback network. Base
                                     the BNCOC chief for the Fort no instructor to go to when you              with Soldiers from other units          personnel are urged to
    FORT STEWART, Ga. - The          Stewart NCO Academy. "They have a problem is also an issue in             and installations that you do in        use the chain of com-
Basic Non-commissioned Offi-         go over the same curriculum. student's eyes.                              the classroom.
cer Course (BNCOC) phase 1 is        The only difference is that in
                                                                                                                                                       mand first to address
                                                                            Sgt. Toby Colon, a personnel          As for the instructors current-
transitioning to online courses      B N C O C                                                 NCO with        ly teaching BNCOC here at Fort
                                                                                                                                                       their concerns.
only. The class that graduated       phase 1 stu- BNCOC Phase I classes                        Headquar-       Stewart, their teaching jobs are          If you are not satisfied
here Oct. 1 will be the last         dents take                                                ters     and    complete.                               with the response from
BNCOC phase 1 class held by          w r i t t e n at the Area Support Activ- Headquar-                           Many of the instructors have         your chain of command,
the NCO Academy.                     e x a m s , ity, Joint Base MDL NCO ters Compa-                           been here for quite a while, said       or you are unable to
    The Non-commissioned Offi-       where as in Academy have not gone                         ny,      2nd    Sgt. 1st Class Manzano. They            resolve the problem or
cer Education System is a key        WLC         the                                           H e a v y       will either PCS to new duty sta-
component in the training of         testing       is online at this time and
                                                                                                                                                       concern, call 754-3247.
                                                                                               Brigade         tions or be transitioned back into
NCOs. The Warrior Leaders            more hands- are still being held in the                   Combat          the units here at Fort Stewart.
                                                                                                                                                       Action lines may be made
Course, Basic NCO Course, and        on demon- classroom.                                      Team, 3rd          Whether the change to online         anonymously, however it
Advance NCO Course are               stration of                                               Infantry        coursework is a good decision or        is recommended you
requirementS for all NCOs as         the task."                           Division, voiced his opinion on      a bad one, only time will tell.         leave your name and
they get promoted.                       Some of the instructors do not the topic.                             Regardless of the outcome,              number in case more
    Non-commissioned Officers        think that the change to a self-       Colon said the online course       NCOs will continue to be the            information is needed to                               Col. Gina Grosso
are used to having to attend resi-   paced online course is necessari- is slower paced, and students           backbone of the Army and lead-
dent courses an NCO Academy          ly for the better.
                                                                                                                                                       address your concern.                               Joint Base Commander
                                                                          don't get the interaction that the   ers of tomorrow's NCO Corps.
to complete these courses when           "I think there will be a nega-
it is time. The times are changing   tive impact," said Staff Sgt. Dun-
though, no longer will sergeants
and staff sergeants attending
BNCOC phase 1 have to go to
the NCO academy for their
                                     trail Kelly, an assistant instructor
                                     for BNCOC phase 1. "When you
                                     are sitting in a classroom and
                                     you don't understand, there are
                                                                         Distance Learning Center open
                                                                                                                                                                                                    providing training to military and
course.                              15 other people you can lean on.                                                                                            Ryan Morton                        civilian personnel.
                                                                                                                                                               ASA Public Affairs                       “We provide the access and

Nominees sought                                                                                                                                           “This is a hidden gem that
                                                                                                                                                      military and civilians can use for
                                                                                                                                                      their education and training
                                                                                                                                                                                                    means to get the training they
                                                                                                                                                                                                    need,” said Phelps.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        “It’s a nice facility, it’s very
                                                                                                                                                                                                    convenient, and can accommo-

for Airman award
    RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force Per-
                                                                                                                                                      needs,” said Timothy Phelps,
                                                                                                                                                      Army Support Activity, Joint
                                                                                                                                                      Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
                                                                                                                                                                                                    date a lot of Soldiers,” said Lt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Col. Laurence Pike, 1st Ground,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2nd Brigade, 75th Division.
                                                                                                                                                      (ASA JB MDL) Distance Learn-                      “The facility is great. It has a
sonnel Center recognition programs section officials here are                                                                                         ing Center (DLC) manager.                     high-speed modem and I use this
requesting nominations for the 2010 12 Outstanding Airmen of the                                                                                          The DLC offers educational                place from time to time to help
Year Award.                                                                                                                                           and training support to military              do research for my graduate
    Nominations are due to AFPC by April 22, 2010.                                                                                                    and civilian personnel with 38                school work. We need more facil-
    There are three categories for award: Airman, NCO and Senior                                                                                      computers and three Video Tele-               ities like this,” said Lt. Col.
NCO. The period of service for the award is Jan. 1 through Dec. 31,                                                                                   Training (VTT) equipment                      Thomas Gordon, 1st Ground,
2009. Submissions must be based only on achievements that                                                                                             pieces offering two-way audio                 2nd Brigade, 75th Division.
occurred in 2009.                                                                                                                                     and video-teleconferencing capa-                  The military has DLCs or Dis-
    Nomination packages must include a cover letter signed by the                                                                                     bilities. The DLC has been in                 tance Training Facilities (DTFs)
MAJCOM/DRU commander, vice commander or executive director;                                                                                           existence on the ASA since 1998,              on various installations through-
a 30-line or less nomination for award write-up on Air Force Form                                                                                                                                   out the United States and world-
1206; a one-page, single-spaced biography, and a signed and dated                                                                               LESSONS LEARNED --
                                                                                                                                                                                                    wide including Japan, South
statement of intent.                                                                                                                            Lt. Col. Laurence Pike,                             Korea, Germany, and Italy.
    Nominations must include examples of leadership and job per-                                                                                1st Ground, 2nd Brigade,                                The ASA DLC hours of oper-
formance in the nominee's primary duty, significant self-improve-                                                                               75th Division, works on                             ation are Monday through Friday
ment, and base or community involvement.                                                                                                        one of the computers at                             from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and
    For more information about the 12 OAY program or to download                                                                                the Army Support Activity,                          after hours or weekend work
your nomination forms, visit AFPC's secure "Ask" site and type "12                                                                                                                                  times can be arranged, too. For
OAY" into the search function, or call the Total Force Service Cen-                                                                             Joint Base MDL Distance
                                                                                                                                    Ryan Morton Learning Center Oct. 8.                             more information call 562-4477.
ter at 800-525-0102.


Congress finishes authorization bill                                                                                                                              ASA C OMMANDER I NPUT
                                                 it ends the National Security Personnel Sys-     Robert M. Gates recommended that the fund-              We value Customer
              Jim Garamone                       tem. It includes a base budget of $550.2 bil-    ing be struck, arguing development of the            Feedback and perform-
      American Forces Press Service              lion and $130 billion for overseas contin-       F135 engine, the main engine for the F-35, is        ance improvement.
                                                 gency operations.                                proceeding well and that any money spent on             It is important that we
   WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Congress has                 Congress released the conference report      the F136 would be wasteful. House and Sen-
reached agreement on a $680.2 billion            Oct. 7. The full Senate and House must pass      ate conferees still included the engine in the       will continue to remain a
National Defense Authorization Bill for fis-     the conference report before the bill goes to    fiscal 2010 budget authorization. White              cornerstone to the opera-
cal 2010.                                        President Barack Obama for his signature.        House officials said it is up to the president       tions as the Army Sup-
   The bill authorizes a 3.4 percent military        The bill includes $560 million to continue   whether to veto the legislation over the inclu-      port Activity (ASA).
pay increase and full funding for the Defense    development and initial procurement of the       sion.                                                Interactive     Customer
Health Program, and it caps F-22 Raptor pro-     alternate F136 engine for the F-35 Lightning         The bill authorizes payment of hostile fire      Evaluation (ICE) is your
duction at 187 aircraft. For civilian workers,   II joint strike fighter. Defense Secretary       pay, imminent danger pay, hazardous duty             direct link to Army serv-
                                                                                                  pay, assignment pay and skill incentive pay
                                                                                                  to be prorated to reflect actual qualifying          ice providers of the ASA.
                                                                                                  service performed during the month.                  This is your opportunity
                                                                                                      The authorization bill is one of two bills       to rate products and serv-
                                                                                                  needed for the Defense Department to spend           ice providers.
                                                                                                  money - the other being the appropriations              It is a vital piece in
                                                                                                  bill, which is still in a Senate-House commit-       evaluating feedback and
                                                                                                  tee to resolve differences between the two           provides            service
                                                                                                  chambers' versions.
                                                                                                      The authorization bill includes end              providers with a tool that                            Col. Patrick Slowey
                                                                                                  strengths of 562,000 for the Army, 202,100           allows them to directly                               ASA Commander
                                                                                                  for the Marine Corps, 331,700 for the Air            and quickly affect the
                                                                                                  Force, and 328,000 for the Navy. The legisla-        well-being of our cus-                          Log on to ICE and let
                                                                                                  tion authorizes an increase in active-duty           tomers. You may also                          us know how we are
                                                                                                  Army end-strength of 30,000 in fiscal 2011           offer suggestions for                         doing at http://www.ice.
                                                                                                  and 2012.                                            improving the quality of                      disa.mil. Click Army
                                                                                                      The bill authorizes $6.7 billion for all-ter-
                                                                                                  rain mine-resistant, ambushed protected              service.                                      CONUS, then Fort Dix.
                                                                                                  vehicles, known as M-ATVs. The first of
                                                                                                  these vehicles have arrived in Afghanistan,
                                                                                                  with thousands more to be delivered under
                                                                                                  the new budget.
                                                                                                      The authorization bill conference report
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                                                                                                  destroyer and the DDG-51 program. The bill          PA-CI, ASA Dix, N.J. 08640-5075, (609) 562-5037. Circulation: 15,000.
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                                                                                                      The bill kills the multiple kill vehicle pro-
                                                                                                  gram and the second airborne laser platform.          Joint Base Commander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Col. Gina Grosso
                                                                                                  It applies savings from terminations in the           ASA Commander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Col. Patrick Slowey
                                                                                                  Army's future combat system to other prom-             Joint Base PAO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angel Lopez
                                                                                                  ising technologies and ensures these will spin        ASA PAO/ Managing Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Moore
                                                                 Tech. Sgt. Denise Johnson        out to Army brigades quickly.                          PAO Automation/Admin . . . . . . . . . . . . . Veverly Wakefield
                                                                                                      The conference report repeals the authori-         Photojournalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer McCarthy
   Shedding light on JB MDL                                                                       ty for the National Security Personnel Sys-
                                                                                                  tem and requires that affected employees
                                                                                                                                                         Photojournalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lisa Evans
                                                                                                                                                         Photojournalist, TLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wayne Cook
   Airman Javier Lodge, 87th Civil Engineer Squadron, changes the                                 transition to previously existing personnel            Photojournalist, TLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ed Mingin
   fastening bolts on a street lamp at the intersection of West Arnold and                        systems.                                               Photojournalist, TLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Morton
   Tuskegee Airmen Avenues Oct. 8. This is the fifteenth lamp out of 400                              The authorization will provide new per-            Photojournalist, TLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shawn Morris
   he and his coworkers will repair and upgrade in light of damage from                           sonnel flexibilities that include hiring, firing,
                                                                                                  assigning personnel and appraisals. The
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                                                                                                                                                                                    please call us direct, 871-8000.
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African mission
              (continued from page 1)                        The Airmen also completed several school
-work and worldwide phone access, to provide             beautification and safety-enhancement projects in
mission and morale communication support for the         a downtown African community. The projects
Navy personnel. In addition, they provided and           included refurbishing four classrooms and re-
maintained a 3-in-1 shelter system with generators       wiring an entire school's electrical system.
and environmental control units to house the com-            "We've had the pleasure of augmenting the
munications node.                                        Seabees in various stages of the construction proj-
    "This was a phenomenal opportunity to work           ect," McNeely said. "Sometimes we're receiving
with U.S. Navy and Cameroon Forces in support of         training, other times, we're sharing our knowledge,
the DoD's newest Combatant Command," said Lt.            but through this effort, we've established excellent
Col. Mark MacDonald, commander of the 21st               rapport and camaraderie with the team."
AMOS. "It also provided the AMOS fantastic                   Tech. Sgt. Jason Roberts, an Air Operation Cen-
training in getting "out the door" and sustaining        ter system-data communication craftsman with the
operations with our expeditionary shelters and           21st AMOS, said the APS deployment was reward-
communications packages."                                ing and that he was glad to be part of such an
    Contributing beyond their core mission skill         important joint service mission.
sets, the AMOS Airmen also assisted in erecting              "The Navy was very friendly and hospitable,
five bed-down facilities, maintaining and repairing      and there were many lessons learned from both a
generators supplying power to the encampment,            communications and deployment standpoint,"
augmenting more than 150 hours of vehicle main-          Roberts added. "It was a very rare working envi-
tenance, aiding a Navy Underwater Construction           ronment for the communications side of the house
Team by installing buoys and anchors for pier and        and it had us dealing with issues we normally never                                                                                                          Ryan Morton
jetty construction, and training on various weapons      see on the short term deployments that we do."
with U.S. Navy SEAL teams and Cameroonian                    MacDonald echoed Robert's sentiments.                 TOP NCOs -- The winners of the Army Support Activity Non-Commissioned Officer
forces.                                                      "This was a unique opportunity for the AMOS           Academy’s vehicle rodeo competition Oct. 2 are, from Team Two - The Bulldogs,
    "The experience was outstanding, and I'm a lit-      to expand our deployment repertoire beyond the            Staff Sgt. Abjul Martin, Staff Sgt. Jason Monska, Sgt. 1st Class Claudy Leogene,
tle taken back by the impact we were able to have,"      mission sets we normally support. The experience          Staff Sgt. Lennox Stephens and Staff Sgt. Brooks Patterson, from left.
said Tech. Sgt. Nathan McNeely, a power produc-          we gained from this extended exercise will certain-
tion specialist with the 21st AMOS.
    "Our team rolled into an austere location with
limited infrastructure and was able to provide a
                                                         ly pay huge dividends in our primary operations.
                                                             "Africa Partnership Station also demonstrated
                                                         to the joint community the unique capabilities this
                                                                                                                   Soldiers test skills
sustained communications package in a joint envi-        wing possesses to meet expeditionary and contin-                          (continued from page 1)                   more fun to do it this way,” said Velez.
ronment," he said. "At home station, we train for        gency requirements," the colonel said.                        “Everybody really seemed to like it and had a            The winner of the rodeo is Team Two, the “Bull-
opportunities like this, but when we get to push the         "Whether it's opening the airbase, conducting         good time,” he added.                                     dogs,” who are already, as Velez says, looking for-
equipment out the door and put it to use where it        aerial port operations, or augmenting a theater Air           According to Velez, who has competed in               ward to defending their title next year.
counts, there's genuine job satisfaction. Whether        Mobility Division, the men and women of the               rodeos before in his Army career, every rodeo is             The NCOA plans to turn the rodeo into an annu-
we've facilitated mission operations or just provid-     CRW are trained, skilled, and motivated to provide        unique with different types of vehicles and event         al event with more stations and is targeting a time
ed a means of correspondence to friends and fami-        mobility solutions wherever needed," MacDonald            taskings. He said an Army unit tailors the events to      in the spring or summer of 2010. This time, they
ly, our capability is appreciated."                      added.                                                    its needs and that’s what he did when he arranged         want to open it up to joint-base participation from
                                                                                                                   the stations accordingly for the NCOA.                    other units of all branches of service too. Any inter-
                                                                                                                       “They were things that we have to do annually         ested units should feel free to call the NCOA at

  Navy celebrates birthday                                                                                         to test skills and renew certifications and it seemed     562-2605 for more information.


      The following is the U.S. Navy 234th
  Birthday Message as delivered by Adm.
                                                                                                                   Joint Base members urged
  Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs
  of Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  Oct. 13.
       On Oct. 13, 1775, the Continental Con-
                                                                                                                   to keep ‘Eagle Eyes’ open
  gress met in Philadelphia and passed legis-                                                                                                             closely observing activities on         all times. If you spot suspicious
                                                                                                                     Senior Airman Bekah Phy              the base.                               activity or behavior, do not con-
  lation creating what would become the                                                                                Joint Base Public Affairs
  United States Navy. America celebrates this                                                                                                                 Tests of security are popular       front the individuals. Follow the
  day every year, marking the service, sacri-                                                                                                             with potential terrorists and sur-      below procedures.
  fice and devotion to duty of our Sailors                                                                             Eagle Eyes program officials       veillance is another thing to be            Take note of the details by
  around the globe.                                                                                                at the McGuire Office of Special       aware of. If someone suspicious         remembering the acronym
      Over 45,000 Sailors are supporting joint,                                                                    Investigations (OSI) are urging        is observing the base or base           SALUTE:
  interagency, and multinational operations                                                                        all joint base members to remain       housing, taking pictures, using             S - Size (Jot down the number
  throughout the world – building, engaging,                                                                       vigilant each and every day.           binoculars or taking notes, these       of people, gender, ages, and
  and securing – as always delivering peace                                                                            Eagle Eyes is an Air Force         are all possible terrorist activities   physical descriptions)
  through strength.                                                                                                anti-terrorism initiative that         that should be reported.                    A - Activity (Describe exactly
      They serve on nearly 200 ships and sub-                                                                      enlists the eyes and ears of ser-          Even something as insignifi-        what they are doing)
  marines underway at any moment providing                                                                         vicemembers and citizens in the        cant as someone asking too                  L - Location (Provide exact
  critical capabilities for ballistic missile                                                                      war on terrorism.                      many questions should be moni-          location)
  defense, counterterrorism operations, anti-                                                                          OSI helps inform people            tored. Something just might not             U - Uniform (Describe what
  piracy efforts, and humanitarian relief mis-                                                                     about the typical activities terror-   sound right - they might be dig-        they are wearing, including
  sions. Their impressive and persistent pres-                                                                     ists engage in to plan their           ging too deep or being too spe-         shoes)
  ence, however, would be impossible with-                                                                         attacks. With that knowledge,          cific about a certain topic.                T - Time (Provide date, time,
  out the steady support of our Navy fami-                                                                         they are better equipped to rec-           OSI offers full briefings on        and duration of activity)
  lies. Without them, we could not accom-                                                                          ognize elements of potential ter-      the Eagle Eyes program to those             E - Equipment (Describe
  plish a single mission.                                                                                          ror planning if it occurs and          interested, and information pam-        vehicle, make, color, etc., license
      On behalf of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, I                                                                    report it to OSI or 87th Security      phlets are also available. OSI can      plate, camera, guns, etc.)
  congratulate you and your families on 234                                                                        Forces Squadron personnel.             be reached at 754-3353, and JB              Suspicious activity is often
  years of proud Navy service. Your rich her-                                                                          Suspicious and terrorist activ-    MDL security forces at 562-             recalled after an event. We must
  itage, combat readiness, and relentless                                                                          ities can appear in many ways. A       6001.                                   train ourselves to be constantly
  tenacity make us very proud of you all.                                                                          potential terrorist could be some-         Joint Base McGuire-Dix-             on the lookout for things that are
      Bravo Zulu and Happy Birthday, Ship-                     Adm. Mike Mullen                                    one asking a lot of questions or       Lakehurst members are urged to          out of the ordinary and arouse
                                                                                                                   someone who is quietly, but            maintain situational awareness at       suspicions.
  mates!                                                Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


Order bans texting                                                                                                 International navies bond
      (continued from page 1)
    Text messaging, or “texting,”
encompasses more than simply
                                       a motor vehicle with or without
                                       the motor running when one has
                                       pulled over to the side of, or off,
                                                                             while driving.
                                                                                “These initiatives should
                                                                             encourage compliance with the
                                                                                                                   at Seapower Symposium
sending a text message via a           an active roadway and has halted      agency’s text messaging policy               Judith Snyderman
handheld communication device.         in a location where one can safe-     while off duty,” Obama said.          American Forces Press Service
It also includes reading from any      ly remain stationary,” Obama             Agencies have 90 days to take
handheld or other electronic           said in the order.                    appropriate measures to imple-
device, including for the purpose          While the order applies           ment this order, adopt measures           WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2009
of SMS texting, e-mailing,             specifically to federal employees,    to ensure compliance with the         – Cooperation is growing
instant messaging, obtaining nav-      it also asks contractors to follow    ban on text messaging — includ-       between navies and commercial
igational information, or “engag-      suit, and encourages civilians to     ing disciplinary action for viola-    shipping interests in many
ing in any other form of electron-     adopt the same measures while         tions — and notify the trans-         nations, a Navy official said yes-
ic data retrieval or electronic data   operating their own vehicles.         portation secretary of the meas-      terday.
communication,” the order said.            Agencies are being directed to    ures undertaken.                          “Industries,    navies     and
    The order defines driving as       implement this order through the         Agency heads may exempt            nations are in agreement that we
“operating a motor vehicle on an       consideration of new rules and        certain employees, devices or         need to have this understanding
active roadway with the motor          programs and re-evaluation of         vehicles that are engaged in or       not only just for security reasons,
running.” This includes the time       existing programs. Agency heads       used for protective, law enforce-     but also for safety to avoid colli-
the vehicle is temporarily station-    are urged to conduct education,       ment or national security respon-     sions at sea and to ensure legiti-
ary because of traffic, a traffic      awareness and other outreach for      sibilities or on the basis of other   mate practices,” Navy Rear Adm.
light, stop sign or other cause.       federal employees about the safe-     emergency conditions, the order       M. Stewart O'Bryan, director of
    “It does not include operating     ty risks associated with texting      says.                                 Navy’s maritime domain aware-                                 Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini Jones Vanderwyst
                                                                                                                   ness, said during a “DoDLive”
                                                                                                                   bloggers roundtable.                   HATS IN THE RING -- Hats from representatives of
                                                                                                                       O’Bryan spoke with bloggers        more than 100 nations' navies attending the 19th Bien-
                                                                                                                   from Rhode Island, where he            nial International Sea Power Symposium sit on a table
                                                                                                                   was attending the 19th Annual          near the auditorium in Newport, R.I., Oct. 7.
                                                                                                                   Seapower Symposium hosted by
                                                                                                                   the chief of naval operations and      cooperation, and expedited com-             O’Bryan said U.S. efforts to
                                                                                                                   the U.S. Naval War College.            merce. In the long run, he said,        boost the maritime domain
                                                                                                                   More than 100 nations were rep-        multinational       collaboration       awareness strategy include
                                                                                                                   resented at the conference, he         between navies and coast guards         recent work to consolidate U.S.
                                Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m.                                                said.                                  will lead to enhanced security          maritime operations centers and
                                                                                                                       The motivation to work             that will contribute to global          to link them together. Today, the
                                                                                                                   together was strong, O’Bryan           prosperity.                             network of eight centers located
                                                                                                                   said, due to the complexity of            Another benefit, he added, is        around the world operates on a
                                                                                                                   maritime issues and budget limi-       that best practices and lessons         combined network and work
                                                                                                                   tations.                               learned can be shared. Recent           continues to integrate their capa-
                                                                                                                       “While these organizations         dialogue between navies already         bilities and grant them access to
                                                                                                                   perform their assigned missions        has paid off in several cases.          the same data sources. Another
                                                                                                                   well, no organization has enough          “Piracy levels have decreased        project will integrate naval
                                                                                                                   resources, whether money, peo-         in the Straits of Malacca [in           installation regional operations
                                                                                                                   ple or equipment, to do it all by      Indonesia] because of this kind         centers with maritime operations
                                                                                                                   themselves,” he said.                  of sharing of information and           centers.
                                                                                                                       O’Bryan pointed out that           security that provides the ships’           The maritime domain aware-
                                                                                                                   there is much to be gained when        safe and free navigation across         ness effort also is engaged in dia-
                                                                                                                   nations share maritime data,           choke points, [and also] we’ve          logue with the U.S. Coast Guard
                                                                                                                   including improved situation           seen recent improvements in the         to facilitate its homeland defense
                                                                                                                   awareness, increased trust and         Gulf of Aden.”                          mission, he said.
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4     October 16, 2009



                                                                                                                 Navy courses upgraded
                                                                                         NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) — The                               dent College of Naval Command         member. “The complete course is
                                                                                      Naval War College (NWC)                                    and Staff at NWC, and for all         nearly 70 hours, so we have
                                                                                      launched version 2.0 of both the                           Navy senior enlisted attending        designed the courses in a way
                                                                                      officer and enlisted Primary Pro-                          the Senior Enlisted Academy           that allows students to complete a
                                                                                      fessional Military Education                               (SEA) in Newport.                     lesson, log off, and come back to
                                                                                      (PPME) courses through Navy                                   “The Naval War College and         it later to continue the course, as
                                                                                      Knowledge Online Oct. 1.                                   the Senior Enlisted Academy           their busy schedules allow.”
                                                                                         Developed and managed by                                want to ensure that our officers          The new versions are the cul-
                                                                                      NWC’s College of Distance Edu-                             and chiefs entering the demand-       mination of nearly 18 months of
                                                                                      cation (CDE), the updated cours-                           ing academic environments at          student feedback, research, cur-
                                                                                      es contain a greatly expanded                              NWC and SEA have a shared             riculum development and coordi-
                                                                                      emphasis on regional expertise                             foundational level of knowledge       nation with both military and
                                                                                      and cultural awareness subject                             about naval and joint operations,”    civilian subject matter experts.
                                                                                      areas, as well as updated service                          said Professor Walt Wildemann,        The changes fulfill CDE’s objec-
                                                                                      and joint lessons to reflect recent                        the deputy at CDE.                    tive of keeping the courses time-
                                                                                      changes that have occurred in the                             Nearly 38,000 officer and          ly, relevant and accurate.
                                                                                      world and military operations.                             enlisted students worldwide have          CDE currently fields three
                                                                                         “This reshaping of the PPME                             enrolled in the NWC Online            courses through NKO/ILE that
                                                                                      courses is consistent with the                             PME courses since initial             provide enlisted personnel a
                                                                                      Department       of     Defense’s                          deployment in May 2006. Imple-        PME at key milestones through-
                                                                                      increased emphasis on regional                             mentation of version 2.0 was          out their careers from E-1
                                                                                      and cultural sensitivity and                               designed to ensure those students     through E-9. One course is
                                                                                      awareness,” said Professor T. H.                           currently enrolled will be able to    designed for the chief warrant
                                                                                      Jackson, CDE director.                                     continue work uninterrupted.          officer and junior officers (O-1
                                                                                         Successful completion of                                   “Students are encouraged to        through O-3).
                                                                                      these broad and dynamic courses                            pace themselves through the               For more news from Naval
                                Spc. Kevin D. Harrison, 99th Regional Support Command are a prerequisite for Navy offi-                          course,” said Professor Dave          War           College,        visit
END OF AN ERA -- Brig. Gen. Walter B. Chahanovich, commanding general of the cers entering the 10 month resi-                                    Kelly, CDE Online PME faculty         www.navy.mil/local/nwc/.
78th Division, left, stands at attention as Antonia Ricigliano, councilwoman of Edi-
son, accepts a folded flag from the 78th Division on behalf of Edison Township dur-
ing the 78th Division Inactivation Ceremony at Sgt. Joyce Kilmer Army Reserve
Center in Edison Oct. 3. After more than a half-century of being a part of the Edi-
son community, Soldiers of the 78th Division will relocate to Army Support Activity,
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.


Lightning Division finds
new home on Joint Base
                                                        ly-dedicated Maj. John P. Pryor Army Reserve
        Staff Sgt. Alyn-Michael Macleod                 Center at Army Support Activity, Joint Base
              99th RSC Public Affairs                   McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
                                                            “This day closes an era that spans over 60 years
    EDISON, NJ - As the bugler played “call to          and through the years the township of Edison and
assembly,” the local community and Soldiers from        its patriotic citizens have stood by in support of the
the 78th “Lightning” Division said goodbye in a         Soldiers who passed through Camp Kilmer, never
bittersweet inactivation ceremony of the Sgt. Joyce     wavering in this endeavor,” he emphasized.
Kilmer Army Reserve Center at Camp Kilmer in                Chahanovich seemed saddened by the passing
Edison Oct. 5.                                          of history.
    The inactivation ceremony attracted many                “My solemn duty today is to bring closure to an
guests and high-ranking officials, including Brig.      era as the last post commander and the last com-
Gen. Walter B. Chahanovich, commanding general          mander of the 78th as an Army division,” he stated
of the 78th Division, Senator Barbara Buono of          solemnly. “The remaining area is currently planned
New Jersey, Legislative District 18, and Council-       for use as homeless shelters, recreational land and                                                                                       Spc. Tia P. Sokimson
woman Antonia Ricigliano of Edison Township.            the town of Edison Public Works Center.”                 SUPPORT FROM ABOVE -- U.S. Soldiers prepare to gather fuel supplies being
    Camp Kilmer was named for local resident Sgt.           Buono highlighted the importance of the 78th
Alfred Joyce Kilmer, known as a fearless noncom-        Lightning Division role as she echoed the emotion        dropped from a C-130 Hercules aircraft onto a landing zone at Forward Oper-
missioned officer and hero, but known nationally        of the day.                                              ating Base Baylough in the Zabul province of Afghanistan. The Soldiers are
and internationally as a famous journalist and poet.        “This is a day of mixed emotions and heavy           assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment.
    Kilmer was killed by a sniper during a scouting     hearts,” Buono stated. “The ‘Jersey Lightning’
mission at the Second Battle of Marne on the
morning of June 30, 1918, and post-humously
awarded the Purple Heart by the United States
                                                        played a very vital role in Operation Desert Storm
                                                        and continues to this day to give our brave men and
                                                        women on the front lines the training they need to
                                                                                                                 Airmen continue record-
                                                        be successful in their missions abroad so they can
Army as well as the Croix de Guerre by the French
Republic.
    The history of Camp Kilmer dates back to 1941
when the Department of Defense, then known as
                                                        all come home safely to their families and friends.”
                                                            Buono also spoke about the history of the facil-
                                                        ity and its importance to the community.
                                                                                                                 setting pace for airdrops
the War Department, used the 1,600-acre camp as             “To bid our final farewell to a facility that has                                                        the Air Force’s ability to adapt to support shifting
                                                                                                                             Capt. Frank Hartnett                    conditions on the ground and provide direct sup-
a transportation hub processing over 20 divisions       played such an important role in protecting our
                                                                                                                         Air Forces Central Public Affairs           port to the forces actively engaged in counterin-
that came to Camp Kilmer before being deployed          nation against threats aboard… this facility and the
to Europe during World War II.                          millions of men and women who have passed                                                                    surgency operations in Afghanistan,” said Col.
    Camp Kilmer occupied one of the most essen-         through it over the years have served their country          SOUTHWEST ASIA — Continuing to feed,            Keith Boone, Air Mobility Division director at
tial processing and administrative posts in the Unit-   with distinguish,” declared Buono. “The mission of       fuel and arm the fight, September marked the        the Combined Air and Space Operations Center.
ed States during that time.                             these hallowed grounds will now turn to preparing        fourth consecutive month in an escalation of sup-       Shifting tactics has placed more ground units
    The camp was deactivated in the fall of 1949 but    our young people for the challenges they face in a       plies airdropped by the U.S. Air Force to U.S.      in remote locations, far from roads and other sup-
reactivated at the outbreak of hostiles in Korea.       very difficult and evolving world economy.”              service members, Coalition partners and local       ply routes, leaving air delivery the only option.
    Not as active during the Korean War as it was in        In a voice shaking with emotion, Ricigliano          citizens across Afghanistan.                            “For a mobility pilot, there is no better feel-
World War II, Camp Kilmer lost its status as a          spoke of Sgt. Joyce Kilmer.                                  In total, 4.1-million pounds of goods were      ing than delivering the ammo, water and food to
major processing point to Fort Dix and was once             “Joyce Kilmer would be proud of this Army            dropped to forward operating bases, combat out-     our ground forces,” said Lt. Col. Jon Olekszyk,
again made inactive in 1955.                            base and the many uses it has had in these almost        posts and other austere locations in support of     Air Mobility Division, chief of Mobility Opera-
    In 1963, most of the 1,600 acres was auctioned      70 years,” she said.                                     ground forces.                                      tions, Combined Air and Space Operations Cen-
and sold to local universities and colleges. Rutgers        As the ceremony drew to a close, it became               This tops August’s record 3.8-million pounds    ter. “They can’t continue without the essentials,
University, the state university of New Jersey,         apparent that those involved with this historic base     of supplies delivered and brings the four month     it’s our job to make sure the Marine corporal has
maintains most of the camp as Livingston College.       did not want the memories to simply drift away           total to 14.5-million pounds.                       ammo for his M-4, fresh chow and clean water
    With a limited military presence on the last        with the years.                                              “The increase in airdropped supplies reflects   to keep him going.”
remaining 24 acres of government-owned land, the            “It is up to all of us to make sure that the years
Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commis-            of history that unfolded here will not fade away,
sion (BRAC) recommended closing the camp in             will not be forgotten. We ensure that future gener-
2005.                                                   ations will remember that the freedom and liberties                            Warfighter & Family Readiness Center
    The 78th Division, currently the last major         that we so often take for granted today exacted                                                                 562-2767
headquarters on Kilmer, will relocate to the recent-    great sacrifices.” Buono concluded.                                                   Bldg. 5201, on the corner of 8th Street and Maryland Avenue
                                                                                                                                               Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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                                                  Capt. Antonia Greene, 72nd Field Artillery Brigade

  Increasing elevation
  Capt. Mckeal Rodgers, logistics operations officer-in-charge, 72nd Field
  Artillery Brigade, has his new major’s rank pinned by his wife, Kim, during a
  ceremony Oct. 8 at brigade headquarters.
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Programs recall retiree, reserve officers    sonnel services.                              to active duty," Bazan said. "Applica-        operations staff assignments branch           utilized in flying assignments.
             Daniel Elkins                      The Voluntary Retired Rated Officer        tions remain steady, averaging 70 per         chief, said officers returning thus far           "Unfortunately, there is not enough
    Air Force Personnel Center PAO           Recall Program allows the secretary of        month."                                       have been assigned to the full spectrum       training available to return every rated
                                             the Air Force to order retired Air Force          The success of these programs was         of the Air Force's rated billets and come     officer to an active flying assignment,"
   9/29/2009 - RANDOLPH AIR                  rated officers to active duty.                lauded by Maj. Gen. Marke Gibson dur-         from backgrounds as diverse as those          she said. "But, every qualified applicant
FORCE BASE, Texas -- The secretary of           The Voluntary Limited Period Recall        ing a recent visit to AFPC.                   retiring later this year to F-111 Aardvark    is being offered an assignment and will
the Air Force has initiated two voluntary    Program and Voluntary Permanent                   Gibson, the Air Force director of         pilots who last flew in Desert Storm.         be a valuable asset to the rated force."
recall to active duty programs and           Rated Officer Recall Program allow            operations, praised the results of the pro-       "Each officer brings unique expertise         More than 225 officers have already
expanded the number of eligible Air          Reserve officers the opportunity to apply     grams and underscored the operational         and wisdom to the Air Force mission,"         received orders and are returning to
Force specialties for an existing one to     for recall to extended active duty. Rated     impact of these critical positions in         said Landry.                                  active duty.
help minimize the service's critical         officers include pilots, combat systems       today's fight.                                    In the fall 2009 assignment cycle,            Information about the rated recall
shortage of rated officers.                  officers and air battle managers.                 "These officers possess the knowl-        149 recalled officers were matched to         programs, to include detailed eligibility
   "The rapid expansion of unmanned             Adriana Bazan, the chief of voluntary      edge and training to effectively con-         rated staffs, filling critical billets that   criteria and application requirements,
aircraft systems as well as other emerg-     officer recall operations, said these pro-    tribute to our success in the joint fight,"   would have otherwise remained vacant          can be found on the Air Force Personnel
ing missions and rated requirements that     grams are designed to put experienced         Gibson said. "Their role is crucial as the    due to the shortage of active-duty offi-      Center's "ASK" Web site. Click on "Vol-
directly support contingency operations      and motivated officers back into the Air      Air Force boosts its unmanned aerial          cers available to move out of operational     untary Officer Return to Active Duty"
created a demand for experienced, rated      Force ranks.                                  systems capabilities and leverage our         flying assignments. In addition, many of      under the Military Quick Links section
officers that exceeds current Air Force         "There has been a tremendous               latest technologies across all warfighting    those recalled officers who are current       to learn more. Interested officers may
levels," said Col. William Foote, Air        response to these programs with more          domains."                                     and qualified in an Air Force aircraft or     also call the Total Force Service Center
Force Personnel Center director of per-      than 500 rated officers selected for recall       Lt. Col. Deborah Landry, AFPC             are eligible for local training are being     at (800) 525-0102.



Soldier’s life adventurous in or out of uniform                                                                   diers to provide combat lifesaver     members of the cadre,” he said.       expedition from the headwaters
          Wayne Cook                                                                                              techniques during combat situa-          The multi-faceted NCO loves        of the Arkansas River in the
       ASA Public Affairs                                                                                         tions.                                a good challenge when he’s not        Rocky Mountains near Lead-
                                                                                                                      “My military and civilian         working. On June 18, 1995,            ville, Colo., to the Mississippi
   When danger lurks around the                                                                                   experiences have greatly enabled      Fuller set a Guinness World           River Delta at the Gulf of Mexi-
bend or life is hanging in the bal-                                                                               me to handle the task as an           Record for highest free rappel of     co.
ance, there is one man who is                                                                                     instructor. Most incidents in the     1,053 feet from the Royal Gorge           During River Challenge 2010,
sure to be found in the area.                                                                                     civilian world can translate to the   Bridge in Colorado to the             which will launch in May 2010,
   No, it’s not Superman. Master                                                                                  military. Some automobile acci-       Arkansas River bed below. The         a seven-member team will travel
Sgt. Ken Fuller, 1st Training                                                                                     dents resemble the results of an      event took him 34 minutes to          more than 2,000 river miles for a
Brigade medical NCOIC (non-                                                                                       explosion during war,” he said.       complete and has not yet been         new world record.
commissioned officer-in-charge)                                                                                       Fuller’s    combat      medic     beaten.                                   This Soldier is of a different
United States Army Civil Affairs                                                                                  instructors have the opportunity         He has also been a member of       caliber, and though he cannot
and Psychological Operations                                                                                      to glean from the many years of       a team that has rafted, canoed        outrun speeding bullets and leap
Command from Fort Bragg,                                                                                          his experience, both in uniform       and kayaked thousands of miles        tall buildings, he is as much a
N.C., lives to overcome chal-                                                                                     and as a civilian. He has imple-      of rivers throughout the Western      man of adventure and courage as
lenges and take on the impossi-                                                                                   mented training scenarios where       Hemisphere.                           the comic book character, and
ble.                                                                                                              authenticity is added through the        For his next challenge, he will    the Army and his troops are bet-
   A member of the United                                                                                         use of strobe lights in the dark-     lead a white-water and canoeing       ter for it.
States Army for more than 34                                                                   courtesy photo     ness, recorded combat sounds,
years, Fuller has served in all       LUST FOR LIFE -- Master Sgt. Ken Fuller, brigade                            screaming, role players and real-
three components – Active,            medical NCOIC, 1st Training Brigade, United States                          istic moulages.
Reserve, and National Guard. A        Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Com-                            Instead of using plastic cast-
seeker of adventure from a                                                                                        ing of wounds, Fuller has his
young age, he joined the Army’s
                                      mand, Fort Bragg, N.C., far left, instructs Soldiers on                     instructors purchase chitterlings
19th Special Forces Group as a        the proper procedure for a litter carry.                                    (pork intestines) and ketchup
combat arms specialist. While         assigned as the NCOIC of the              When this mild-mannered           from the grocer to simulate open
assigned to the 19th SOG, he          emergency rooms at the 5502nd         Soldier takes off his military uni-   wounds. They use pork ribs and
performed duties as the team          Field Medical Hospital at Fitzsi-     form and enters the civilian com-     balloons to practice negative
medic.                                mons Army Medical Center in           munity, he doesn’t lose his           needle insertions so the students
   His personal mission of serv-      Aurora, Colo., and Evans Army         hunger for helping others. This       can get the feeling of the resist-
ice to others took on a more pro-     Hospital at Fort Carson, Colo.        adrenaline junkie helps as a          ance while treating a lung and
found role when he added the          While at the emergency rooms,         member of his local Emergency         chest wound.
military occupation specialty of      he gained untold experience in        Medical Service. As an emer-              According to Fuller, being
medic to his qualifications.          emergency medicine.                   gency medical technician-inter-       able to reproduce the most realis-
   “I figured, if I was going to be       In 1990, Fuller returned to       mediate, he is also swift-water       tic training environment for the
tasked to take care of the mem-       United States Army Special            rescue and mountain-rescue            students is a must so that the
bers of my team, I should gain        Operations Command as both an         qualified and has been for nearly     skills they learn are useful in a
the expanded knowledge and            instructor and active combat          30 years. An EMT-I is an EMT          combat situation.
expertise to take care of them        medic.                                who is qualified to provide               “We present the training in
correctly,” said Fuller.                  In 2007, as he was preparing      advanced life support as a            the most realistic environment
   He said he continued to            to retire from the Army and           midlevel provider of pre-hospital     that we can in the confines of
spread his expertise levels when      make the jump to full-time civil-     emergency medical care but is         buildings or on the battlefield. In                                                           courtesy photo
he became a senior medic and          ian, he received an invitation to     not qualified a paramedic.            order for it to be beneficial it      GOING FOR BROKE -- The Royal Gorge Bridge near
went on to attend Jungle School       join the 1st Training Brigade at          A much smaller number of          must be useful, functional and        Leadville, Colo., where Master Sgt. Ken Fuller, 1st
in Panama. “It was a two-fold         Bragg as both instructor and          first responders are qualified as     reproducible. We do our best to       Training Brigade, United States Civil Affairs and Psy-
mission for me. I wanted to gain      brigade medical NCOIC. Still          swift water rescuers or mountain      ensure that the training is stress
                                      seeing the need for Soldiers to be    rescuers, as both duties require a    inducing with lifelike, real sce-
                                                                                                                                                        chological Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., set a world
the experience and broaden my
abilities and I also needed it to     trained proficiently to save their    certain skill-set expertise.          narios. Of course, the key to our     record for highest free rappel on June 18, 1995. From
gain a promotion.”                    battle buddies’ lives, his military       Fuller pulls all of his experi-   success is having the top profes-     the bridge to the Arkansas River below is a height of
   Furthering his career, he was      career continues.                     ence together as he trains Sol-       sional Soldiers that we have as       1,053 feet.


Jersey Guard participate in 25th Army 10-miler
   The 25th annual Army Ten Miler took place in Washington D.C., Oct. 4, with a record-setting 30,000             and Conte (RU SMP), and Sgt. 1st Class Eric Weltner.
registered runners.                                                                                                  42nd RSG - Capts. Monica Marin, Felix Delacruz, and Patrick Cramer, retired Chief Warrant Officer
   Proceeds from this event are donated to the Morale Welfare and Recreation funds that support troops            Christopher Perron, 1st Sgt. Hicks, Master Sgt. Joseph Prieto, Sgts. 1st Class Joseph Thorpe and Philip
and their families all over the world. More than 50 Soldiers and Airmen represented the                           Faustino, Staff Sgt. Daniela Talharim, Sgts. Salomon Aparicio and John King, and Spc. Ivannhoe Ortiz.
   New Jersey Guard.                                                                                                 57th Troop Command - Lt. Col. Todd Berger, Maj. Charles McDonald, Capt. George Fedorczyk, and
   Congratulations to the New Jersey Army Guard (Male) Competitive Running Team of Sgt. 1st Class                 Master Sgt. Juan Acevedo.
Anthony Christy, 50th BCT, 1:10:30; Master Sgt. Robert Cuff , J2TDC, 1:11:08; Master Sgt. Alex Estra-                J2TDC - Master Sgts. Rene Sales, Joe Bostina, and Ramon Morales, Sgts. 1st Class Geraldine
da , 254th Regiment (CA), 1:11:14; and 1st Sgt. Gary Davidson, 254th Regiment (CA), 1:21:13.                      McDaniels, Robert Simms, and Louis Gonzalez.
   “The Jersey Blues” placed 7th out of 14 teams in the Male National Guard Division.                                254th Regiment (CA) - Capt. James A. Tom, and Sgt. 1st Class Dan Coleman.
   Other personnel who completed the race were from a variety of commands throughout the state:                      Recruiting and Retention Command - Lt. Col. Jemal Beale, Maj. Joseph Gagnon, Capts. Lonell
   JFHQ-NJ - Capt. Mehdi Kohanbani (NGB), Warrant Officer Gerald O’Rourke, retired Command Sgt.                   Jenkins and Michel Blachowski, Master Sgt. Robert Huster, Sgt. 1st Class William Steele Nugent, and
Maj. Richard Adkins, 1st Sgt. Anthony Ortiz, Master Sgt. Matthew Krug, Sgts. 1st Class Louis Tuck and             Sgt. Jacqueline Rivera-Buie. NJ Counter Drug - Master Sgt. J. Prieto and Sgt. 1st Class Thorpe.
Jerome Grant .
   N.J. Air Guard - Maj. Yvonne Mays.
   50th BCT - Majs. Jonathan Tango and Robert Martinez, Capts. Ian Cairns and Fran Remo, 1st Lts.
Reid Caster and Sarah Bernal, 2nd Lt. Lilliam Bernal, Cadets Taigunov (RU SMP), Coates (RU SMP),




                                                                                                                                                                                         Sgt. Nicole Dykstra, 72nd FA Bde.

                                                                                                                     Soldier retires after 20 years
                                                                                                                     Lt. Col. David Knellinger, commander, 3rd Training Support Battalion, 315th
                                                                                                                     Engineer Regiment, presents Master Sgt. Jeffrey Lane the Meritorious Service
                                                                                                                     Medal at Lane's retirement ceremony Oct. 1. Lane, who served with the 3-
                                                                                                                     315th as the rear detachment non-commissioned officer in charge, is retiring
                                                                                                                     with 20 years of service to the United States Army.
6     The Post
      October 16, 2009



               United States Army Support Activity                                                                                             Half-billion in aid
               Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst                                                                                                helps homeowners
                                                                                                                                                                                     and civilians affected by the
                                                                                                                                                         Bekah Clark                 BRAC 2005 process. Applica-
                                                                                                                                                      AMC Public Affairs             tions generally will be processed
                                                                                                                                                                                     in chronological order of the date
                                                                                                                                                   Details were announced Sept.      of job elimination, officials said.
                                                                                                                                               30 by Department of Defense           Under the legislation, homeown-
                                                                                                                                               officials about the distribution of   ers do not have to prove that the
                                                                                                                                               the $555 million available under      BRAC process caused the drop
                                                                                                                                               the Homeowners Assistance Pro-        in housing price.
                                                                                                                                               gram, or HAP, which was                  Servicemember homeowners
                                                                                                                                               expanded by the American              receiving orders dated on or after
                                                                                                                                               Recovery and Reinvestment Act         Feb. 1, 2006, through Dec. 31,
                                                                                                                                               passed in February.                   2009, for a PCS move are next
                                                                                                                                                   The expanded program is           on the priority list. The orders
                                                                                                                                               available to provide monetary         must specify a reporting date on
                                                                                                                                               relief to servicemember home-         or before Feb. 28, 2010, to a new
                                                                                                                                               owners, including the Coast           duty station or home port outside
                                                                                                                                               Guard, who have suffered a            a 50-mile radius of the former
                                                                                                                                               financial loss on the sale of their   duty station. These dates may be
                                                                                                                                               primary residence.         Federal    extended to Sept. 30, 2012,
                                                                                                                                               employee homeowners, includ-          based on availability of funds,
                                                                                                                                               ing non-appropriated fund             officials said.
                                                                                                                                               employees, are also eligible.            For more information on the
                                                                                                                                                   HAP is available to assist        program, including the applica-
                                                                                                                                               wounded servicemembers with           tion process, points of contact
                                                                                                                                               30 percent or greater disability,     and benefits, logon to the U.S.
                                                                                                                                               surviving spouses of fallen war-      Army Corps of Engineers’ web-
                                                                                                                                               riors, and wounded DoD civilian       site at http://hap.usace.army.
                                                                                                                                               homeowners reassigned in fur-         mil/homepage.html. Members
                                                                                                                                               therance of medical treatment or      are encouraged to seek help from
                                                                                                                                               rehabilitation or due to medical      their local Housing Office.
                                                                                                                                               retirement in connection with            The Army is the executive
                                                                                                                                               their disability. The program is      agent for implementing HAP and
                                                                                                                                               also available to homeowners          uses the U.S. Army Corps of
                                                                                                                                               impacted by the 2005 Base             Engineers to execute the pro-
                                                                                                                                               Realignment and Closure, or           gram. The Under Secretary of
                                                                                                                                               BRAC, and servicemember               Defense for Acquisition, Tech-
                                                                                                                                               homeowners undergoing Perma-          nology and Logistics has overall
                                                                                                                                               nent Change of Station moves          responsibility and oversight for
                                                                                                                                               during the mortgage crisis.           the program.
                                                                                                                                                   At the top of the program's          The temporary expansion of
                                                                                                                                               priority list are those wounded,      HAP was made possible by the
                                                                                                                                               injured or ill. Within that catego-   modification of the Demonstra-
                                                                                                                                               ry applications will generally be     tion Cities and Metropolitan
                                                                                                                                               processed in chronological order      Development Act in response to
                                                                                                                                               of the wound, injury or illness.      the mortgage foreclosure and
                                                                                                                                               The program covers those              credit crisis.
                                                                                                                                               wounded, injured or ill since            The program has been in
                                                                                                                                               Sept. 11, 2001, and those who         place since 1966, The current
                                                                                                                                               relocate for medical treatment.       program is expanded to cover
                                                                                                                                                   Next are surviving spouses        those affected by the economic
                                                                                                                                               moving within two years of the        downturn. The program is not
                                                                                                                                               death of the spouse. Applications     designed to pay 100 percent of
                                                                                                                                               generally will be processed in        losses or to cover all declines in
                                                                                                                                               chronological order of the ser-       value, officials said, but it can
                                                                                                                                               vicemember's or employee's date       help to protect eligible applicants
                                                                                                                                               of death.                             from financial catastrophe due to
                                                                                                                                                   Next up are servicemembers        losses in home values.


                                                                                                                                                       MAKE A DIFFERENCE
                                                                                                                                                              Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
                                                                                                                                                              is looking for interested residents
                                                                                                                                                                  who would like to volunteer

                                                                                                                                                          “Volunteers improve the
                                                                                                                                                        quality of life for all residents”
                                                                                                                                                         For those residents who want to make sure the
                                                                                                                                                           JB MDL community is the best it can be

                                                                                                                                                  Call the Warfighter & Family Readiness Center at 562-2767


Joint Base Airman to compete in Icon finals
                                         •Staff Sgt. Shawn                        •Master Sgt. Ron         broadcast audio feed technician
           Scott Black                S u m m e r s ,                             Johnson, drums              The master of ceremonies for
 AMC Icon Program Marketing           Charleston                                      •Tech. Sgt. (ret.)   AMC Icon is Tech. Sgt Walter
                                      AFB, S.C.                                      Phil Guillaume,       Campbell. Sergeant Campbell
    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE,                • Te c h .                                   keyboardist          has toured with Tops in Blue per-
Ill. – This year’s contestants for    Sgt. Latisa                                         •Staff Sgt.      forming throughout the United
the Air Mobility Command              E d d y ,                                         Shawna Kue-        States and around the world.
(AMC) Icon finals - including         D ove r                                           bler,     key-        Additionally, a special panel
Master Sgt. Lisa White from           AFB, Del.                                         boardist           of judges will be on hand to
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lake-                                                                               select the best of the best. The
hurst - will sing along with a live                                                                        judges include two St. Louis
band, MC’s own Starlifter from                                                                             radio personalities, "Smash"
the Air Force Band of Mid Amer-                                                                            from FM 103.3, and “Corn-
ica.                                                                                                       bread” from FM 92.3.
    For the upcoming finals at the                                                                            The third member of the
Scott Club, 6:30-9 p.m. CST,                                                                               judges’ panel, and special guest
Oct. 22, the prospect of live                                                                              performer, is Stella Markou,
accompaniment promises to                                                      •Tech. Sgt. Keisha Gwin-    director of vocal studies at the
energize both the audience and                                           Gooden, vocalist                  University of Missouri.
contestants alike.                       •Capt. Manuela Peters,            •Tech. Sgt. Albert Williams,       “AMC Icon supports the com-
    Starlifter also will play 2-3     Fairchild AFB, Wash.               vocalist                          mand’s commitment to the Year
sets of R & B, rock and other            •Airman 1st Class Marshall        •Staff Sgt. Ethan Hall, audio   of the Military Family and prom-
popular music as an added spe-        Merriweather, Grand Forks AFB, technician                            ises to be an outstanding pro-
cial performance for the event.       N.D.                                 •Master Sgt. Dan Kenemore,      gram,” said Parker.
    As another added feature, the        •Staff Sgt. Latanza Meabon-
command finals will be broad-         Whiteside, Little Rock AFB,
cast to AMC installations plan-       Ark.
ning an Icon viewing party. All          •Senior Master Sgt. Craig
AMC installations will receive a      Hall, MacDill AFB, Fla.
DVD of the command perform-              •Airman 1st Class Rachel
ance for use on their installa-       Kleist, McChord AFB, Wash.
tions.                                   •Staff Sgt. Doug Boren,
    "AMC Icon provides Air            McConnell AFB, Kan.
Force vocalists an opportunity to        •Master Sgt. Lisa White,
shine, and this year we have          Joint Base MDL
some truly exceptional talent,"          •Airman 1st Class Charlie
said Sam Parker, program man-         Parker, Pope AFB, N.C.
ager for Icon.                           •Staff Sgt. Rick Bislich, Scott
    Participants are competing for    AFB
$2,000 in cash prizes, and the           •Staff Sgt. Janina Morrison,
winner also receives a special        Travis AFB, Calif.
invitation to audition with the Air      •Senior Airman Anthony
Force Tops in Blue – the Air          Kingston, Andrews AFB, Md.
Force's premier entertainment            Starlifter bandsmen to per-
showcase.                             form are:
    One of last year’s AMC Icon          •Master Sgt. Guy Canton-
contestants, Senior Airman Jef-       wine, bassist and noncommis-
frey Collins from Dover AFB, is       sioned officer-in-charge
currently touring with Tops In           •Master Sgt. T.C. Cottrell,
Blue.                                 guitarist
    Participants in the 2009 Icon        •Airman 1st Class Aaron Kus-
command performance include:          terer, guitarist
                                                                                                                                                                 The Post
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                            Honors and Awards



                                                 Capt. Antonia Greene, 72nd FA PAO
First Sgt. Bennett Jandreau, Capt. Edward Bombita, Brig. Gen. Donald Curri-
                                                                                                                                                                 Ryan Morton
er and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Liles of the 49th Military Police Brigade,
California National Guard, from left, afix the brigade’s Yellow Banner to the
lanyard to be hoisted above Infantry Park Sept. 22. The MP brigade deployed to             Years and years of service
Iraq to take up the leadership role in the police transition team mission.
                                                                                           Army Support Activity (ASA), Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL),
                                                                                           Directorate of Logistics maintenance employees longevity awardees are John
                                                                                           Anderson (35 years), George Turnbaugh (35 years), Raymond Webb (35 years),
                                                                                           Angel Aponte (30 years), David Baker (30 years), Donald Conklin (30 years),
                                                                                           Anthony Distefano (30 years), James Anderson (25 years), Joseph Avvento (25
                                                                                           years), Philip Loatman (25 years), Robert Takakjy (25 years), Arthur Vitale (20
                                                                                           years), Lamont Shipman (15 years), Peter Conboy (10 years), David Lawrence (5
                                                                                           years), and Carmen Santo (5 years). Also pictured with the red hat is Bob Cole,
                                                                                           ASA, JBMDL director of logistics. Other DOL personnel receiving longevity
                                                                                           awards were: (5 years) Lyle Fleming, Robert Jensen, Audrey McGraw, Lloyd
                                                                                           Pearson, Camille Blackman, Arney Berthau, Lance Barret, Vivian McKenzie, and
                                                                                           Krystyna Morris, (10 years)Vince Kraemer, Gerald Zerns, Mario Baranecky,
                                                                                           Robert Bradley, Dennis Bush, and Jose Cuevas, (15 years) William Carruba, Cur-
                                                                                           tis Harbin, Joseph Evans, and Harold Stillyes, (20 years) Stephen Pipes, Sean
                                                                                           Griffin, Nettia Lawrence Harper, Craig Robinson, Howard Carter, Cynthia Mar-
                                                                                           tinez, Charlene Hayward, Cynthia Jones and Roxie Lee, (25 years) Mickey Myers,
                                                                                           Glenn Chappell, Donald Wilson, Keith McRae, Michael Hayward, Donna Cistaro,
                                                                                           Patricia Wright Dill, Sheila Thompson-Douglas, Betty Johnson, and Collins Sher-
                                                  Capt. Antonia Greene, 72nd FA PAO        rod, (30 years) Robert Jones, John Roethlein, Faye Greene, Dave Gambacorta,
Lt. Col. Marc Garcia, commander, 336th Military Police Battalion, left, joins              Sharon Stamp, Clarence Williams, Thomas Ferguson, Rosemarie Bond, Karl
Sgt. 1st Class Bryant Swink, Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment (HHD)                   Myers, James Doughty, and Patricia Lynch, (35 years) Dennis Adams and Dennis
first sergeant and 2nd Lt. Michael Taskov, commander, HHD 336 MP Bn., as                   Halpin, (40 years) Calvin Garner and Victor Thugut, (45 years) Barbara Worthy,
they hang their unit’s Yellow Banner in Infantry Park Sept. 22. The 336th HHD              and (50 years) Vincent Vacarro and Johnnie Jackson.
MPs are subordinate to the 49th MP Bde. heading to Iraq in support of ongo-
ing contingency operations.




                                                        Sgt. Kenneth Bince, 49th MP Bde.
Capt. Olubunmi Adekunle, 847th Human Resource Company, and detachment ser-
geants Staff Sgt. Laroy Warren and Sgt. 1st. Class Stanley Barber, from left, attach
their unit's Yellow Banner to the lanyard in Infantry Park Sept. 22 in honor of the
unit's scheduled deployment in support of ongoing contingency operations.




                                                                                                                                                            photos by Lisa Evans
                                                                                                                                                   Capt. Kevin Harold and
                                                                                                                                                   1st Sgt. Jeff Shuster of the
                                                                                                                                                   585th Military Police
                                                                                                                                                   Company from Nayrsville,
                                                                                                                                                   Ohio, above left, receive
                                                                                                                                                   their Yellow Banner Oct. 1
                                                                                                                                                   prior to leaving for duty
                                                                                                                                                   in Iraq. First Sgt. John
                                                                                                                                                   Nelson and 1st Lt. Shawn
                                                                                                                                                   Parsh, 339th Military
                                                                                                                                                   Police Company from
                                                                                                                                                   Davenport, Iowa, above,
                                                                                                                                                   accept their Yellow Ban-
                                                                                                                                                   ner and Welcome Home
                                                                                                                                                   plaque Oct. 4 upon
                                                                                                                                                   returning from Iraq.
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    The Corner
     Walson Alumni Brunch
      coming to Pemberton
                                           Leaders pledge to fight abuse               taking advantage of many family servic-
A brunch has been scheduled for                         Steve Snyder                   es and programs currently being
alumni and friends of Walson Army               Joint Base Public Affairs Staff        offered, reaching out to support victims,
Hospital. The buffet brunch will be                                                    holding offenders accountable, and
held Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at        Joint Base Family Advocacy Out-          doing everything you can to create a cli-
Anapa's Country House in Pember-           reach Manager Melodye Giovanni said         mate of safety and respect.
ton. The cost for the brunch is $18,       she was impressed with the proclama-            “We see things we don’t want to get
payable at the door. Call Christa          tion issued by DoD and endorsed by          involved in,” Ms. Giovanni notes, but
Karycinski at 893-7559 or e-mail           Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst’s          adds that there are no innocent
lobo102@comcast.net, or Mary Fil-          top leaders at a symposium on domestic      bystanders. It’s sort of like the old 1960s
ipponi at 499-1289 or e-mail maryfil-      abuse held Oct. 6 at the McGuire Com-       maxim which stated if you’re not part of
ipponi@comcast.net to make reserva-        munity Center.                              the solution you’re part of the problem.
tions today. Call your fellow alumni          Giovanni said the proposal represent-        Visible injuries, isolation, quiet with-
and friends to inform them of this         ed a proactive commitment to give more      drawals, depression and substance
event. The brunch provides an excel-       than lip service to protecting military     abuse can all be warning signs that
lent opportunity for fellowship, to        communities from a domestic ill that        domestic violence is rearing its ugly
reminisce, and enjoy good dining.          statistics indicate threatens to become     head. Solutions involve talking, if possi-
                                           widespread.                                 ble, to the people involved or contacting
                                              Domestic or spousal abuse is defined     the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
      Spouse group to host                                                             Family Advocacy Program at the med-
                                           as when one person in an intimate rela-
          Fall Festival                    tionship or marriage tries to unduly        ical clinic on 3458 Neely Road or by
                                           dominate and control the other person.      phoning 754-9680.
The ASA Dix Spouse and Civilian                                                            Giovanni emphasizes that her office
Group will host a Fall Festival and        Domestic abuse involving physical vio-
                                           lence is called domestic violence.          tries to prevent domestic abuse by offer-
Membership Drive Oct.18, from 1:30                                                     ing many programs designed to help
p.m. to 4:30 p.m., The event will be          Abuse, violent or not, can destroy
                                           marriages and harm families.                keep families happy and healthy before
held at John Mann Park rain or shine.                                                  any trouble arises. Once a problem is
This fun, free, event will feature            The proclamation listed positive
                                           actions for combating domestic abuse;       identified, counseling and other services                                                                             Steve Snyder
snacks and fall crafts, kids’ bounce                                                   are tapped.
house, door raffle prizes, and infor-      among them are: recognizing the signs                                                      FIGHTING FOR FAMILIES – Joint Base Family Advocate
                                           of domestic abuse, acknowledging that           In any event, domestic abuse will not      Melodye Giovanni checks out a DoD proclamation against domes-
mation on the ASA Dix women’s                                                          disappear on its own volition. That’s
group as well as United Communities        interpersonal violence is always wrong,                                                    tic abuse that was signed by leaders at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-
                                           referring victims to places where help is   why dedicated, seasoned professionals
and Joint Base Youth Sports and                                                        from Family Advocacy stand by, ready           Lakehurst and became the subject of a recent symposium at the
Community Services. Half-price             available, leading from the front, reach-
                                           ing out for help, reaching out to help,     to face a problem that can wreck homes.        McGuire Community Center.
armbands for admission to the go-
carts, miniature golf and batting
cages will be available for $5.

    Issues sought for Family
    Action Plan Conference
                                           Family Readiness
Speak out and be heard at the Mili-
tary Family Action Plan Conference,
Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. at
                                           volunteers honored                          Readiness Groups, they believe the or-
Timmermann Conference Center.                       Spc. Pablo Vizcaino                ganization is obligated to help people
For more information call 562-2767.                      444th MPAD                    with no military or veteran connections
                                                                                       understand there are still New Jersey Na-
  United Communities offers                   For Linda Pagan, spending a weekend      tional Guard troops being sent into
  Resident Referral Program                outside a ShopRite collecting money to      harm’s way.
                                           buy Valentine’s Day cards for deployed         Lacorte recalled a woman who
Need some extra cash? United Com-                                                      watched the 50th Chemical Company
munities is now offering a resident        Soldiers is just part of life as a Family
                                           Readiness Group volunteer.                  homecoming in Somerset and then
referral bonus program. It’s as simple                                                 asked: “Is the war over?”
as referring your friends and co-             Pagan was among 30 volunteers rec-
                                           ognized at the Family Programs Awards          “People need to understand that we
workers to live with United Commu-                                                     are still deploying Soldiers and still have
nities. For more details call the Unit-    luncheon Oct. 3 for exemplary service in
                                           support of the National Guard’s 50th In-    families left at home,” Lacorte said.
ed Communities Leasing Office at                                                          Although volunteering involves long
723-4290.                                  fantry Brigade Combat Team deploy-
                                           ment.                                       hours and hard work – think five-hour
                                              Of those recognized, Pagan and           visits to the post office to mail hundreds
           Enter to win free               Nancy Lacorte stood out.                    of holiday cards – there are some fringe
           Joint Base shirt                   Pagan and Lacorte each logged more       benefits.
Celebrate the most unique military         than 600 volunteer hours. Both have sons       Pagan’s efforts to get celebrities be-
installation in America by entering to     who deployed to Iraq with the 50th          hind the support effort led to a recent
win a joint base shirt at www.gomdl.       IBCT.                                       special package from her favorite New
com. One shirt for each branch, Navy          Although both Pagan and Lacorte          York Giant: quarterback Eli Manning.
gray, Army green and Air Force blue,       said supporting deployed Soldiers is the       “He sent an autographed picture and
will be drawn at random each week.         most important mission of the Family        everything,” she said.
Winners notified by e-mail. Brought
to you by the 87th FSS.

         Free play at
      Timmermann Center                                                                                                                                                                                 Carlos Cintron
“The Not So Heroic Murder Mys-                                                                                                         MEETING THE PAST -- During a C-17 tour at JB MDL, A1C
tery,” an original play written and                                                                                                    Jennifer Drane, 6th Airlift Squadron, listens to Robert H.
performed by local teens, will be per-
formed at Timmermann Center today
                                                                                                                                       Tank, 305th Bomb Group, as he recounts some of his experi-
and Saturday at 7 p.m. Admission is                                                                                                    ences during World War II. Members of the 305th Bomb
free. This superhero mystery comedy                                                                                                    Group Memorial Association also attended a memorial service
is fun for the whole family.                                                                                                           at the base chapel and a luncheon at the Community Center as
                                                                                                                                       part of their 2009 reunion activities.
    Free tutoring, homework
      assistance available
Tutor.com is available to Army fami-
lies – military, civilian and contractor
                                                                                                                                       ‘Can Do’ members
– regardless of deployment status or
component. The Web site is 24/7 real-
time, individualized, one-to-one
                                                                             N.J. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
                                           SERVING OTHERS -- At the Family Programs Awards luncheon
                                                                                                                                       reunite at McGuire
tutoring and homework assistance           held in Green Brook Oct. 3, volunteers Nancy Lacorte and Linda                                                                        ranks and ages. The guests were
with a qualified and screened tutor.                                                                                                              History Report                 escorted on a visit to the flightline
Spanish speaking tutors are available      Pagan, from left, receive Presidential Service Awards for providing                                      Gary Boyd                    highlighted by a tour of today’s Boe-
from 2 p.m. Adult assistance for col-      more than 600 hours volunteering to the Soldiers and families of                                     305th AMW Historian              ing aircraft. The flightline also pro-
lege coursework and resume/job             the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Both women had sons                                                                            vided a temporary respite to Kermit
search, citizenship and standardized       who deployed to Iraq with the 50th IBCT, which prompted them to                                 Sixty-six years after the famous      Weeks’ B-17 Liberty Belle, which is
testing is also available. If you have     volunteer.                                                                                   “Black Thursday” mission in Schwe-       named for an original 305th BG air-
questions, call Nadine Moore at (703)                                                                                                   infurt, Germany, members of the          craft.
607-9817 or visit the Website,
www..myarmyonesource. com.                 Commissary now on Twitter                                                                    famous 305th Bombardment Group
                                                                                                                                        (305th BG) reassembled in the local
                                                                                                                                                                                    The 305th BG was initially organ-
                                                                                                                                                                                 ized and trained by the renowned
                                                                                       250 commissaries worldwide; share                area for a reunion Oct. 7 to (Oct. 11.   Curtis E. LeMay. General LeMay
     Blood Drive scheduled                              Millie Slamin                  information unique to those stores; and              Scores of European air war veter-    was the first wartime commander of
         for McGuire                                 DeCA Public Affairs               discuss issues that affect customers and         ans from World War II made the pil-      the 305th BG. He is famous for his
                                                                                       industry partners.                               grimage to the local area to revisit     efforts to reshape daylight strategic
The American Red Cross will hold a            The Defense Commissary Agency               Its Facebook fan page at www.face-            their honorable past, rich heritage      bombing in Europe and credited with
Blood Drive Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4       has great news for its commissary cus-      book.com/pages/Defense-Commissary-               and rekindle friendships. The “Can       turning around the strategic bombing
p.m., and Oct. 20 from 8 a.m.              tomers, employees and industry part-        Agency will expand DeCA’s online                 Do” successor of the bomb group –        offensive over Japan, while later forg-
to 2 p.m., in the McGuire Passenger        ners – it is now “tweeting” on Twitter      presence.                                        the 305th Air Mobility Wing (305th       ing the Air Force’s peerless Strategic
Terminal. If you are interested in         and posting to Facebook about every-           Postings to this page include the lat-        AMW) – celebrated its 15th anniver-      Air Command.
donating blood contact 2nd Lt. Jen-        thing from money-saving events to eat-      est happenings at commissaries, infor-           sary on McGuire this month as well.          The 305th BG veterans continued
nifer Palko at 754-2967.                   ing healthier.                              mation on special events and promo-                 The wing hosted their predeces-       to make visits throughout the area
                                              “I’m tremendously excited about          tions as well as answers to frequently           sors here Oct. 8. The day began with     Friday and Saturday. A culminating
    Bingo held at American                 getting the word out about our military’s   asked questions.                                 a memorial service in McGuire            banquet, with guest speaker Brig.
         Legion Post                       most valued nonpay benefit on Twitter          “This technology really expands our           Chapel I, honoring “Can Do” war-         Gen. Frederick “Rick” Martin, for-
                                           and Facebook,” said DeCA Director and       ability to reach out to everyone from            riors who passed away the previous       mer 305th AMW commander and
Bingo is held every Friday night at        CEO Philip E. Sakowitz Jr. “I enjoy         authorized patrons and employees to              year and making special note of          current deputy director, Operations
the American Legion Post 455, 2            using these mediums because, even with      stakeholders and industry partners,” said        today’s deployed Airmen unable to        and Logistics, AFRICOM, took place
Meadowbrook Lane, New Egypt,               my busy schedule, there’s always time       Sakowitz.                                        attend the reunion. Next, 305th          Saturday.
The hall and kitchen opens at 5 p.m.       to ‘tweet’ or post a short message.”           “These are excellent mediums in               AMW Commander, Col. Scott F.                All present and former members
Bingo card selling starts at 6:30 p.m.        The agency will use its Twitter page     which to reinforce the importance of the         Smith, hosted the 305th BG veterans      of the 305th AMW and BG were
and calling starts at 7:30 p.m. Bingo      at www.twitter.com/TheCommissary to         30 percent and more savings our service          for a luncheon in the McGuire Com-       invited to the reunion to share stories
consists of regular games, early           talk with those who visit the site about    members, retirees and their families             munity Center where the veterans         and honor the service and sacrifice of
bird/late bird, 50/50, specials, jackpot   the latest cost-saving programs, promo-     enjoy when they shop the commissary,”            were joined by today’s Airmen of all     these World War II veterans through-
and progressive.                           tions and events at DeCA’s more than        he continued.
10 The Post16, 2009
   October



Stalag 17 remains vivid for former POW                                                                                                                                                       were supposed to have been
        Dave Benjamin                                                                                                                                                                        delivered, but he only received
         Tri-Town News                                                                                                                                                                       one a week. The Germans cen-
                                                                                                                                                                                             sored everything, he said.
   This is the first in a two-part                                                                                                                                                               They told the prisoners that
story. Read next week’s Post for                                                                                                                                                             when the railroad cars came in,
the final installment.                                                                                                                                                                       the civilians, who were starving,
                                                                                                                                                                                             raided the railroad cars.
    Some people may remember                                                                                                                                                                     “I’m sure the [German] offi-
the World War II story about Sta-                                                                                                                                                            cers got their cut out of that,” he
lag 17 in which American pris-                                                                                                                                                               said. “They ate well.”
oners of war were held captive in                                                                                                                                                                There were D bars (chocolate
a German prison camp in Aus-                                                                                                                                                                 candy bars), C rations, liver pat-
tria.                                                                                                                                                                                        ties and five packs of cigarettes.
    Armand C. Di Schiavi, 89,                                                                                                                                             courtesy photo     Di Schiavi said he did not
who spent time as a prisoner of                                                                                                                                                              smoke, so he sold his cigarettes.
war in the German-controlled
                                      BOMBS AWAY -- Armand C. Di Schiavi flew this B-17 Bomber, 230320S, during World War ll prior to his
                                                                                                                                                                                                 “When we got a package, we
POW camp Stalag 17 during             becoming a prisoner of war in Krens, Austria.                                                                                                          flattened out the cardboard, sta-
World War II, shows the Purple        and story of Stalag 17 now                                                lowed to a house where he was          were made so that there were          pled it to the walls and [someone
Heart he received during his time     belongs to Di Schiavi, who kept a                                         about to be hidden from German         four prisoners on top, four in the    who was an] artist would paint
in the military.                      diary while he was a prisoner and                                         soldiers.                              center and four on the bottom.        all the scenic designs for the play
    Due to the efforts of the Four    has retold the story of his intern-                                           But before long, a tap on the      The mattresses were burlap            for that night, and that’s when we
Seasons Metedeconk Lakes His-         ment as a POW for more than 16                                            window proved to be two Ger-           stuffed with wood shavings.           first saw ‘Stalag 17’ in our
tory Club, that story has now         months in his own book, “The                                              man soldiers who took him pris-            “We were fortunate that we        camp,” he said. “The two writers
been retold once more in a first-     Eternal Soldier,” published by                                            oner, and after several interroga-     didn’t have to use the very bot-      were in my camp. We saw it
hand glimpse into the past by         Xlibris Corp.                                                             tions, he and 48 other prisoners,      tom, so we were able to use that      [first] in my camp.”
one of the surviving American             “For many, many years my                                              along with two guards with             for storage,” he said. “Every             Although getting information
POWs.                                 brain has been a repository of                                            machine guns, were taken in cat-       bunk had a different number of        from the outside world was not
    Di Schiavi, one of two            wartime memories, and now I                                               tle cars to Stalag 17B, about 37       prisoners.”                           easy, Stalag 17B had men who
remaining survivors of the 390th      have decided to share them all,”                                          miles from Wien (Vienna), Aus-             The POWs were given tags by       made crystal radio sets and so it
Bomb Group crew No. 24, who           said the author, flight engineer                                          tria.                                  the Germans, and Di Schiavi’s         was possible to get some news
was imprisoned in Krens, Aus-         and POW. “I relived that hell all                                             Through the slits in the train     tag number was 105817.                from the outside world.
tria, 1944-45, recalled his experi-   over again and have spent many                                            car walls, Di Schiavi saw only             Each night at 9 p.m. the lights       Di Schiavi said the prisoners
ences, first as a B-17 flight engi-   sleepless nights doing so.”                                               destruction, railroad yards flat-      went out and many of the men          could trade silk stockings with
neer who had his plane shot up            These memories were held                                              tened out, and every city he           cried themselves to sleep.            the German guards in return for
by German ack-ack fire, losing        deep inside for 65 years and for-                                         passed was beaten to a pulp.               The prisoners awoke at 6 a.m.     food.
first one and then a second           tunately, he said, he held on to                                              After arriving at the train sta-   for a head count, which lasted            “My wife used to send me all
engine in flight, being captured      his log book with all the events of                    Dave Benjamin      tion, the prisoners were marched       about an hour.                        of her old stockings, even if they
by German troops, and finally         his military career.                                                      to the barracks at Stalag 17B.             “After roll call, you had         had runs in them, because the
dealing with life in the infamous         Di Schiavi, a native of Brook-    HONORED -- Former                       Di Schiavi described the           brown water for breakfast and         guards wanted them,” he said.
Stalag 17B.                           lyn, N.Y., graduated from New         World War II prisoner of            housing situation for the 4,000        nothing for lunch,” said Di Schi-     “For [the stockings] you could
    “Don Bevan and Ed Trzcinski       Utrecht High School in 1938. He       war Armand C. Di Schiavi            prisoners at the camp. He noted        avi. “At night there was some         get whatever you wanted.”
were the writers of ‘Stalag 17’ [a    was drafted into the military in      holds the Purple Heart he           that 172 prisoners were non-           purple cabbage, jelly and hard            Getting information from the
1951 play and 1953 film about a       late 1942 and reported to Camp        received.                           commissioned officers and said         bread that was like sawdust.          GIs was not easy for the Ger-
German POW camp for captured          Upton in Yaphank, Long Island.                                            the officers were in a different       When you are hungry, you eat          mans, but they tried.
American military personnel]              It only took a few days on           During a mission on Jan. 4,      camp.                                  anything.”                                “The Germans would get one
and they were in the camp with        cleanup patrol for Di Schiavi to      1944, Di Schiavi’s plane was hit        “The houses held 240 people,           He said his guard, Hans, was      of their own soldiers, teach them
me,” said Di Schiavi. “After the      volunteer for the Army Air            by ground fire, then developed      but they put in 300,” he told the      tall, blond and spoke English.        the English language real well
war they wanted to get the story      Corps, where he was trained to        engine trouble and finally had to   audience. “They were really tight      Hans was a professor at Brook-        and then dress them up as Amer-
on Broadway as a play, but            be a flight engineer on a new B-      try to return to its base before    quarters.”                             lyn College until he was instruct-    icans,” he said. “Then they put
couldn’t get a sponsor. Finally,      17.                                   reaching the target.                    Di Schiavi said that in the        ed to return home to serve in the     them in the barracks with us.”
Rosemary Clooney’s husband,               On Dec. 30, 1942, Di Schiavi         “We radioed ahead that we        center of his building there was a     German military.                          The prisoners never knew
Jose Ferrer, backed them in           boarded the new plane for his         were going to ditch and tried to    small bathroom and a slop sink.            “He gave up everything and        who the German spy was in their
1951, and in 1953 Billy Wilder        first mission deep into Germany.      make it to Holland so patrol            “At night you couldn’t get out     went back to Germany,” Di Schi-       midst, the one who would bring
picked it up and made a movie of          “On a B-17 there were two         boats could pick us up,” he said.   after 9 p.m. when the barracks         avi said. “Imagine being a pro-       back all the stories by speaking
it. William Holden received an        flight engineers, one up front and    “As we got close to the coast of    were shut down tight from the          fessor. He [also] had an ice          to different GIs and trying to get
Oscar for his portrayal of Ser-       the second flight engineer was        Holland, two German fighter         outside,” he said. “The main           cream parlor, which his wife          useful information.
geant Sefton.”                        one of the two waist gunners,” he     planes approached us.”              latrines were outside the bar-         would run during the day and he           “The Germans interrogated us
    Di Schiavi shows the book he      told the audience. “On this first        The Americans bailed out of      racks. Can you picture all those       would run it at night.”               and we didn’t give them any
kept during World War II that         mission, I was a waist gunner and     their plane. A young man found      prisoners? They only had 30 to             Very little mail was received     information,” Di Schiavi said .
tells the stories of the men who      when [German planes] came in          Di Schiavi, and he followed that    40 men in [one barracks] in the        during the prisoners’ stay at Sta-        (Editor’s note: Story reprint-
were prisoners with him at Sta-       for the attack, we knocked a few      individual until they met a sec-    movie.”                                lag 17B, only two letters were        ed with permission of the author
lag 17. But the actual experience     of them out of the sky.”              ond man, whom he then fol-              Di Schiavi said the bunks          received. Five food packages          and Tri-Town News.)
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                  Community Events
 Chapel Services                            CLUB DIX                                                                                                                                 members.
                                             723-3272                                                                                                                                   Volunteer hours are 9 a.m. to
     Dix - 562-2020                                                                                                                                                                  4 p.m. Monday through Friday
                                      Hours of Operation                                                                                                                             and 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
      Sunday Services                                                                                                                                                                through Sunday (not available
                                          Smokehouse                                                                                                                                 every weekend). For more infor-
     Dix Main Chapel                       Restaurant                                                                                                                                mation about volunteering with
    Traditional Protestant                 Lunch Served                                                                                                                              the Joint Base American Red
        9 a.m. to 10 a.m.              Tuesday through Friday                                                                                                                        Cross, call Gayle Lynch at 562-
            Catholic                    11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.                                                                                                                         2258 or e-mail gaylel@redcross-
    10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.         Closed Saturday to Monday                                                                                                                       bcnj.org. For other volunteer
             Gospel                                                                                                                                                                  opportunities, contact Frances
      11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.                  Java Café                                                                                                                                Booth      at   562-2767      or
                                                                                                                                                                                     frances.booth @us.army.mil.
        Sunday School                  Monday through Friday
     10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.              7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.                                                                                                                            Habitat for Humanity
     Jewish Prayer Room                                                                                                                                                                 Interested in volunteering
            Room 27                        Blue Room                                                                                                                                 with Habitat for Humanity?
     7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                 Wednesday                                                                                                                                Daily volunteer opportunities are
                                         5 p.m. to 10 p.m.                                                                                                                           available. For more information,
       Dix Chapel 5                 Thursday through Saturday                                                                                                                        call 1st Lt. Jay Hart, 87th Com-
  Bldg. 5950 Church Street               6 p.m. to 10 p.m.                                                                                                                           munications Squadron, at 754-
       If chapel is closed                                                                                                                                                           1651, or Senior Master Sgt. John
          call 562-3311                  Computer Lab                                                                                                                                O'Donnell, 87th CS, at 754-
 to schedule a time for prayer        Monday and Tuesday                                                                                                                             6726. Visit www.habitat.org.
     Protestant, Catholic,             7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
       Latter Day Saints
     7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
                                    Wednesday through Friday
                                        7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Upcoming
    Islamic Prayer Room                     Saturday                                                                                    U.S. Air Force photo/Carlos Cintron                  Events
    Monday through Friday               Noon to 10 p.m.
     7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    COL - Chaplain’s tent
                                             Sunday
                                        10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                                                                         CFC fundraiser underway                                                                                     Informed Decision Briefs
                                                                                                                                                                                        The next informed decision
     7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.                                             Maj. Karen Cosgrove, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Combined Federal                                       briefing will be Oct. 20 from 8 to
                                        Bingo Nights at                 Campaign (CFC) point of contact, and Valerie Scott, CFC representative from                                  11 a.m. in the auditorium, build-
 McGuire - 754-4673                    the McGuire Club                 United Way, from left, hand out training materials to JB MDL campaign key                                    ing 2610. The Informed Decision
                                                                                                                                                                                     Briefing is designed for first and
    McGuire Chapel 1                   Bingo starts at 7 p.m. every     workers. The goal of this year’s CFC fundraiser is to raise more than a quarter                              second termers who have
                                   Monday and Wednesday evening         of a million dollars across JB MDL.
   Daily Catholic Mass             at the McGuire Club. Early Bird                                                                                                                   between 12-15 months before
  Monday through Thursday          starts at 6:45 p.m. and features a formed will lead to the next day                                                                               their date of separation.
        11:35 a.m.                 variety of games including a pro- of your journey. Call 754-6085 McGuire Legal Office                           Passport photos                      During the 3-hour briefing,
                                   gressive number jackpot of for more information.                         The McGuire legal office has            now available                    we will discuss the major factors
   Catholic Reconciliation                                                                                                                                                           affecting retention, active duty
      Saturdays 4 p.m.             $2,000, consolation of $200.                                          new hours of service:                    The 87th Air Base Wing Visu-
                                   Call 754-2396.                                                           Monday from 1 to 4 p.m.                                                  career opportunities and options
        Catholic Mass                                                     Arts & Crafts Center                                                 al Information office accepts         for reserve and guard duty.
                                                                                                            Thursday from 1to 4 p.m.           walk-ins for passport photos
       Saturdays 5 p.m.                 Texas Hold ‘Em at                                                                                                                            Because of the many decisions
                                                                                  562-5691                  Friday from 9 to 11 a.m.           every Monday from 8 a.m. to 4         required to make a career
        Sundays 9 a.m.                  the McGuire Club                                                    Walk-in hours are now on
                                                                                 Bldg. 6039                                                    p.m. Call 754-3581 for info.          change, family members are wel-
  Protestant Gospel Service            Sponsored by Brave Spirits                                        Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m.
                                   and held at the Club every Thurs-       Philadelphia Street                                                                                       come to attend.
     Sundays 11:15 a.m.
                                   day night at 7 p.m. in the Fireside       Registration hours:             McGuire Family                        Volunteer                            If you are contemplating sep-
                                                                                                                                                                                     aration and are looking for
    McGuire Chapel 2               lounge; free for members.             Tuesday - 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
                                                                           Wednesday and Thursday
                                                                                                             Advocacy classes                     Opportunities                      answers and alternatives please
  Protestant Contemporary                                                                                                                                                            attend the Informed Decision
           Service                   McGuire Thrift Shop                      Noon to 5 p.m. and            The Family Advocacy Pro-
                                                                                                                                                   Native American                   Briefing. If you have questions
      Sundays 9:45 a.m.                       Building 3446                      6 to 8:45 p.m.          gram is holding the following
                                                                                                                                                  Heritage Committee                 about the briefing, contact Senior
                                                353-1126                 Friday - 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.   classes. For registration and
                                                                                                                                                   Volunteers are needed to par-     Master Sgt. Dwana Moore via e-
      Jewish Services                  The McGuire OSC Thrift Saturday - 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. information, call 754-9680.                                                             mail at: dwana.moore-02@
                                   Shop is now open and ready for                                           Anger Management: Learn            ticipate in the inauguration of JB
   Join Chap. (Capt.) Rabbi                                                                                                                    MDL’s Native American Her-            mcguire.af.mil or by telephone at
Berdugo for Lunch and Learn        business. After being closed for       Upcoming classes include:      how to identify the warning signs
                                                                                                                                               itage Committee. All personnel        754-3949.
every Monday and Wednesday         the past month, the store is open Quilts for Kids - Oct. 10 from of anger, learn how to express
                                   and stocked with a wide variety 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.                     anger appropriately and keep          are welcome to join and partici-
from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at                                                                                                               pate, and do not need to be of         American Legion meal
Chapel 1. Call 754-5908 for        of clothing, shoes, accessories, Surprise in a Box Sewing Class anger from taking over. This is a                                                     The American Legion Post
                                   uniforms, books, toys, house- - Oct. 15 from 6:15 to 9 p.m.           three-part series held on the first   Native American descent. All
information.                                                                                                                                   that is required is to share in the   455 will prepare a made-to-order
                                   wares, sporting goods, baby Fall Table Runner - Oct. 22 three Fridays of the month at the
                                   gear, and more! The hours are:                                                                              interest and education of others.     breakfast of fried eggs, scram-
                                                                       from 6:15 to 9 p.m.               HAWC from 1 to 3 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                     bled eggs, biscuits, french toast,
  Religious Activities               Wednesday through Friday          Fall Pumpkin Platter - Oct. 29       Baby Basics: This class helps      If you are interested in helping
                                                                                                                                                                                     SOS, pancakes, omelets, coffee,
                                            10 a.m. to 2 p.m.          from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.            prepare expectant mothers for         plan activities, call Mimi Cirillo
       Dix Chapels                   First Saturday of the month Framing Qualification Classes upcoming labor and delivery                     at 754-2079 or Georgia Dupuis         decaf coffee, tea and juice.
                                                                                                                                               at 754-2214.                              Step up to the special order
   Protestant Men of the                    10 a.m. to 2 p.m.          - Oct. 17 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. experience. The class is offered                                               window and place your order and
  Chapel Prayer Breakfast              For more information or to and Oct. 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. once a month 5 to 7 p.m.                                                           the food will be delivered to your
                                   volunteer, call Jennifer Roberts Kids Sculpt-A-Ghoul Class               Pregnancy 101: Learn about               Spouse Program
Fourth Saturday of each month                                                                                                                     Phoenix Spouse Program vol-        table while you stroll the exten-
       9 a.m. to 11 a.m.           at (609) 353-1126 or visit Bldg. (Ages 6 & up) - Oct. 10 and 17 a wide variety of topics on what                                                  sive buffet line.
                                   3446 (between the BX and Vehi- from 1 to 2:30 p.m.                    to expect throughout each stage       unteers are selected by squadron
     Protestant Women              cle Resale Lot).                                                                                            leadership and are trained volun-         Price is $6 for adults, $3 for
        of the Chapel                                                  Kids Mixed Media Class (Ages of pregnancy. Class is held the                                                  children under age 12, and free
                                                                                                                                               teers who promote individual,
 Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.                                          6 & up) - Oct. 17 to Nov. 7 from second Friday of each month.                                                 for kids under age 5. The Ameri-
                                     Griffith Field House 2 to 3:30 p.m.                                    Child Birth Preparation:           family, and unit readiness; estab-
   at the Dix Main Chapel                                                                                                                      lish continuous contact with          can Legion Hall in New Egypt is
  and the fourth Tuesday at                                            Kids Pottery Class (Ages6-9) - This class helps prepare expec-                                                on Route 528 West, across from
                                              Building 6053                                                                                    spouses and families; encourage
    Buttonwood Hospital.                                               Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 from tant mothers for upcoming labor                                                   Agway.
                                                562-4888                                                 and delivery and is held on Sat-      peer-to-peer (wingman) support;
                                                                       10:30 a.m. to noon                                                                                                The breakfast is held every
                                                                                                                                               welcome the unit's newcomers;
    McGuire Chapels                   Combat Fitness Challenge         Tween Pottery Class (Ages 10- urdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                                                                                                                                               and more. Phoenix Spouses meet        first Sunday of the month from 7
     Protestant Women                        (Military Only)           13) - Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 from                                                                             to 11 a.m. at 2 Meadowbrook
                                                                                                                                               a vital need of spouses to have an
        of the Chapel                   Monday and Wednesday           1 to 2:30 p.m.                            Thrift Shop                   informal sounding board through       Lane, New Egypt, 08533. Call
    meeting at Chapel 2                  6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.            Call 562-5691 for details.       5105 Pennsylvania Avenue                                                 758-8131 for more information.
                                                                                                                                               an informal network system and
Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m.                                                                                          723-2683                  help strengthen the unit leader-
  Thursdays from 9-11 a.m.          Go Around the World in                Joint Base Library                Summer clothes bargain:            ship's support team. For more Tuition Assistance briefs
   (Wee Church Provided)           90 Days at McGuire Gym 2603 Tuskegee Airmen Avenue $2.50 per grocery bag stuffed                            information about the Phoenix         Mandatory Tuition Assistance
Catholic Women of the Chapel           The Fitness Center's "Around                754-2079              with summer clothing. Stuff your      Spouses and how to volunteer, Briefings will be held for first-
        Fridays 9 a.m.             the World in 90 Days" program              Hours of operation         own bag with a large variety to       call theWarfighting and Family time TA users every Monday, at
                                   takes you around the world while       Monday through Thursday        choose from.                          Readiness Center at 754-3154.      8:30 a.m. in Bldg. 3829, Room
   Joint Base Protestant           never leaving McGuire. This pro-            10 a.m. to 8 p.m.                                                                                  206. Call the Education Center at
       Chapel Night                gram is self paced and based on            Friday and Saturday                   The Attic                             Red Cross               754-3019.
  AWANA Clubs at Chapel 2          the honor system while each day               noon to 5 p.m.             The Attic needs volunteers.           The American Red Cross has
   Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.            will have an event that once per-      Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.    Call the Warfighting and Family       volunteer opportunities during
                                                                                                         Readiness Center at 754-5748.         the week and on weekends help-                   Visit
                                                                                                                                               ing out on a "deployment line",      www.jointbasemdl.af.mil
                                                                                                                                               handing out coffee and snacks as       for more information
                                                                                                                                               well as comfort kits for service-

								
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