A PUBLICATION OF THE 502nd AIR BASE WING – JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO L A C K L A N D A I R F O R C E B A S E , T E X A S • w w w. l a c k l a n d . a f . m i l • Vo l . 6 8 N o . 2 2 • J U N E 4 , 2 0 1 0 INSIDE Commentary 2 Recognition 6 What’s Happening 21 News & Features Promotion list 3 Photo by Senior Airman Nicole Mickle Puppy program 9 Memorial Day Jam 14 JBSA tournament 22 View the Talespinner online at www.lackland.af.mil Members of the 59th Medical Wing manpower team transport an exercise patient to be triaged during a National Disaster Medical System exercise May 27 at Port San Antonio. Forty volunteers simulated injured patients who had received medical stabilization en route to Port San Antonio and then were transported to area hospitals according to injury and availability of bed spaces. NDMS exercise tests interoperability By Sue Campbell 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs The City of San Antonio and local military bases conducted an exercise May 27 to test both military and civilian response to a tornado occurring in another state which may cause evacuation of patients to San Antonio. The exercise was an activation of the National Disaster Medical System which, in the San Antonio area, is organized by the Federal Coordinating Center out of Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston. “It was imperative for us to test this system to ensure proper execution and that all participants are prepared with the right personnel and equipment necessary to execute this crucial mission,” said Maj. Michael Hall, project officer from the 59th Medical Wing. The exercise involved approximately 250 participants from local emergency medical services and hospitals, the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma, support and security forces units at Lackland, Wilford Hall Medical Center and BAMC. Forty volunteers from Air Force Basic Military Training simulated injured patients who would have received medical stabilization en route to Port San Antonio. Upon landing and medical triage, these simulated patients would have been transported to area hospitals according to injury and availability of bed spaces. “In a real world scenario, this type of response could see patients in the hundreds or even thousands,” said Major Hall. “Overall, the event was quite successful. All parties involved displayed immense cooperation and we demonstrated our ability to respond to this type of mission.” PAGE 2 TALESPINNER COMMENTARY Inspector General supports JBSA By Lt. Col. Paul Kellner 502nd Air Base Wing Inspector General Sam Houston, I will work with Army IGs on post to determine how to best handle the complaint. The 502nd Air Base Wing I also work with those outside Inspector General office offers a of the 502nd ABW. If you are not wide range of services for Joint assigned to a 502nd ABW unit, but Base San Antonio. Reporting directwould like to file a complaint ly to the 502nd ABW Commander, against any of the many services my office is responsible for overprovided by the wing, I am the IG Lt. Col. sight, management, tracking and who would take the complaint. Paul Kellner resolution of complaints; I recommend beginning with Congressional Inquiries; and Fraud Waste the proper chain of command to resolve and Abuse programs within JBSA. As the most issues. Many complaints can be 502nd ABW IG, I also serve as a trusted quickly solved by your chain of command agent outside the chain of command. and I encourage you to give them the Even though I work at the 502nd ABW opportunity to help. However, you have headquarters on Fort Sam Houston, I the right to make an IG complaint at any serve all 502nd ABW units in San Antonio time without going to your chain of comincluding those at Lackland and Randolph. mand, and I am more than willing to take If coming to or calling my office is inconyour complaint. venient, any IG on any installation in San Complaints can be submitted via callAntonio can take your complaint and foring, e-mail or visiting the IG office. ward it to me. For Soldiers serving on Fort However, I prefer meeting face to face so I can ask questions and make sure I fully understand the issue. Anonymous complaints are also accepted but the IG office will not be able to provide the outcome of the complaints. While I can’t guarantee you absolute confidentiality, your personal information will be kept to a need-to-know basis and will not be released unless absolutely necessary. I can serve you better if I know how to contact you. The IG office is in a temporary building just off Wilson Way, next to the government vehicle gas station and across from the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center. My address and contact information is: 502nd ABW Inspector General 2270 Rattlesnake Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-1800 210-808-7524 DSN 420-7524 Fax: 210-808-6014 (not yet installed) [email protected] Early conflict resolution benefits all By Pedro Canabal 502nd Air Base Wing Conflict happens in all areas of work or play. When employees spend 40 hours or more together, they are bound to run into disagreements or arguments that can damage not only their productivity but the productivity of their co-workers. When issues are not addressed, bad things can happen. Good people quit, profitable relationships dissolve, and great organizations go under. Unresolved conflict is hazardous to the health of the organization. Allegations of discrimination and unresolved workplace disputes can lead to lengthy processes to resolve the situation and get the workplace back on track. Disputes often cause hostility, work delays, and possibly expensive litigation as many man hours are spent trying to fix the problem. A way to early resolution is alternative dispute resolution. Mediation is the ADR technique used by the Air Force. Mediation takes a problemsolving approach rather than an adversarial one; parties are not enemies but partners engaged in solving mutual problems. It is possible for both sides to win; in fact in mediation it is necessary. Mediation helps the parties: • vent feelings and reduce hostility; • clear up misunderstandings; • find areas of agreement; and • incorporate the areas of agreement into the solution. Mediation provides an informal, flexible and creative way for people to find agreement. The process is voluntary, private and confidential and enables parties to maintain control while building longterm relationships. When agreements are reached, they are binding. The process is also extremely cost effective. Last year, mediation saved Lackland thousands of dollars in processing fees and hundreds of man hours. Lackland has a small but very effective pool of Air Force trained, neutral mediators available to help. The media- Stay up-to-date during special events and rough skies. tors, all collateral-duty volunteers, guide the parties through the mediation process, assisting them to reach a mutually acceptable resolution. If you don’t attempt early resolution by using mediation to resolve complaints of discrimination and workplace disputes, it can potentially cost your organization more than just money. It can create distrust, lack of confidence in leadership and the destruction of working relationships that are vital to the mission. So let’s mediate, mediate, mediate. For more information about mediation, contact the Lackland Alternative Dispute Resolution Program at 6713786. Call 671-NEWS JUNE 4, 2010 Editorial staff BRIG. GEN. LEONARD PATRICK, 502ND AIR BASE WING COMMANDER OSCAR BALLADARES, DIRECTOR, 502ND ABW OL-A PUBLIC AFFAIRS JOE BELA, CHIEF OF INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS, 671-4111 SHANNON CARABAJAL, MANAGING EDITOR, 671-1786 MIKE JOSEPH, STAFF WRITER, 671-4357 PATRICK DESMOND, SPORTS EDITOR/STAFF WRITER, 671-5049 PAUL NOVAK, DESIGN/LAYOUT, 671-0478 Office: 1701 Kenly Ave. Suite 102 Lackland AFB, Texas 78236-5103 (210) 671-1786; (fax) 671-2022 E-mail: [email protected] Commander’s Action Line: [email protected] af.mil. Straight Talk: 671-6397 (NEWS) For advertising information: Prime Time Military Newspapers 2203 S. 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Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the Public Affairs Office of the 502nd Air Base Wing. All photos, unless otherwise indicated, are U.S. Air Force photos. Deadline for submissions is noon Thursday the week prior to publication. JUNE 4, 2010 TALESPINNER PAGE 3 News BRIEFS LACKLAND ISD EARLY REGISTRATION Persons with confirmed on base housing can register for the Lackland Independent School District 2010-2011 school year. The early registration is Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon, at Lackland Elementary, grades PreKindergarten - 6, and Stacey JR/SR High School, grades 7-12. Information needed includes a birth certificate, Social Security number, proof of immunization, student military identification card and the most recent report card if applicable. A letter from the housing office can be used to show proof the family is scheduled to occupy base housing with a final agreement required before the school year begins. For questions or more information, call 357-5053 for grades PreKindergarten - 6 or 357-5100 for grades 7-12. CLICK IT OR TICKET AT GATES Security forces will raise awareness for safety belt laws by continuing to participate in the nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign at all base gates through Monday. All passengers in a vehicle, including adults in the back seat, are required by law to be secured by a safety belt, and children younger than 8 years old must be in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they are taller than 4 feet, 9 inches. Military and civilians are subject to tickets for violations. CANCER SURVIVORS DAY The fourth annual National Cancer Survivors Day is June 12, 3-5 p.m., at the Brooke Army Medical Center medical mall. Sponsored by the Wilford Hall Medical Center and BAMC cancer care committees, all Department of Defense beneficiaries are invited to the event, which includes barbeque. Call 916-5778 to meet today’s deadline for reservations. Photo by Robbin Cresswell Air Force officials selected 274 technical sergeants from Joint Base San Antonio for promotion to master sergeant. JBSA Airmen selected for master sergeant Air Force officials selected 5,424 of 21,829 eligible technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant for a selection rate of 24.85 percent. The average score was based on the following point averages: 134.27 for enlisted performance reports, 11.40 for decorations, 79.69 for the promotion fitness examination and 63.59 for the specialty knowledge test. The average score for those selected was 341.18, with an average time in grade and time in service of 4.49 and 15.88 years respectively. Congratulations to the following JBSA Airmen selected for promotion to master sergeant: Gregory Adams Kiren Adams Arcadio Aguilar Brian Ahern Rondale Alexander Karen Allen Lateef Anderson Christopher Anderson Michael Arroyo Arturo Ayala Cynthia Bailey James Bailey Larry Baker Lafrance Ballard Steven Barbour Brian Beck Christin Bisson Robert Blackburn Noah Bliss Michael Boehm Anthony Boles Melanie Bonebreak Alexandro Bonilla Demetrius Booth Matthew Borders Bradley Boucher Robert Braddock Timothy Braithwait Tracy Brown Fluker Leonard Buchanan Joel Burton Anthony Bushur Brian Cadger Gary Cain Todd Camp Michelle Cardassi Mark Carver Ros Castillosartin Julio Cedillo Tina Chaney Nicholas Cichon James Clawson John Clowe Christopher Cole James Collins David Colon Denicia Conley Michael Connelly Robert Constable Frederick Costales John Cowan Todd Cranston Matthew Crum Scott Cunningham Christopher Curp Tracy Daniel David Daniel Michael Daughtrey Damon Davidson Jeremy Davis Christopher Decker David Delgado Henry Dempsey Kevan Dent See SELECTED P4 PAGE 4 SELECTED from P3 Matthew Dickens James Dickerson Barton Downey Janet Dudley Richard Durham Arnie Dye Troy Earleywine Bobby Eaton Caleb Ethridge Matthew Falat Felicia Fencl Christopher Ferguson Danny Fidler Ernesto Figueroa Jason Fitts Edward Fivel Gerald Fleming Kenley Flemming Andrew Fletcher Andrew Flora Rodolfo Flores Steven Franco Ricky Fredrickson Adrian Gaines Alejandro Galvan Shelly Garcia Thomas Gary Randall Gearhart Todd Geisler TALESPINNER David Goff Heather Gonzales Marcus Graham Steven Green George Greene Sherri Guzman Terry Hale Jon Hanson Thomas Harden Jeremy Harnack Timothy Harris Erika Haskins Clayton Henrickson Darlene Herbert Jesus Hernandez Milburgo Hernandez Adriana Hickman Patrick Hill Kelvin Hilliard Juan Hinojosa Kendrick Hinton Trevor Hofacker Brian Hoglen Thomas Holguin Anthony Horn Aaron Horton Chad Huffstutter Dexter Huggins Greg Jefferson Jeffrey Jepsen Michael Johnson Okeshia Johnson Carolyn Johnson Tony Johnson Jennifer Johnson Sabra Jones Laketha Jordan Dandrea Joyce James Kelley Eric Kennedy Gerald Kidby Christopher Kidd Sung Kim Kimberly Kimrey Timothy King Kenneth Knodle Jason Komlodi Christop Koscinski Jeremi Kretzschmar Timothy Kronk Donald Krummen Brandon Kuretza Joshua Lackey John Lambert Damien Larche Deann Laufenburger Clifford Lawton Jere Lazard Joseph Lindley Randolp Livingston Samuel Look Ladarick Lucas Dion Lynch Christine Lynk David Maez Darek Malone Noe Manrrique Ballard Manzur Jason Marks Juan Marquezabundis James Marshall Robert Martinez John Mascolo Jason Masters Royal Maxey Toby May Michelle Maydwell Mirta Mayfield James McCall Jason McGee James McKinney Erskin McMickle Michael McWhorter Michelle Medford Kenzie Miles Amber Milliorn Kevin Mills Charles Minyard Ian Mirkes Raymond Moose Raul Munguia George Myers Daniel Newbold JUNE 4, 2010 Hilton Newell Teresa Newsom Charles Nichols Kevin Nichols Heather Nottingham Jeremy Nylander Timothy Okkerse Gloria Olivas Jose Ontiveros Jennifer Ontiveros Raul Pachecohernandez Lisa Padberg Jason Parks Samuel Parms Shakeisha Perkins Jonathan Perkinson Christopher Perry Donna Pimentel Velma Piotrowski Carlos Pitre Trisha Plummer John Pollock William Pond Ranata Pottard Leo Powers Trisha Price Jessica Price Ryan Pruden Lila Puentes Steven Quick Sandi Ratway Jeremy Remley Tony Rice Kristin Richardson Jennifer Richbourg Barbara Ritson Andy Rivera Marques Roberts Raymond Rodriguez Mauricio Rodriguez Daniel Roll Pasquale Romano Sanelle Romero Jennifer Root Aisha Ross Melissa Ross Gregory Ruppenkamp Olivia Salas Guillermo Salazarcuriel Phelipe Salinas Courtenay Sartain Chad Schneider Vanessa Sidney Brian Smith Anthony Smith Richard Snell Fulton Spriggs Anthony Stevenson Lori Stradford Kerita Straw See SELECTED P5 JUNE 4, 2010 SELECTED from P4 Gerardo Suarezflores Mario Sulit Darrell Swanson Roger Swartz Cameron Taylor Aaron Tedrow Robert Tharp Sherod Thompson Timothy Trace Shokia Turner Cesar Valencia Rickey Vaughan Rebecca Velazquez Juan Villarreal Sean Wallace Randall Wallace Aaron Ward William Warren Andrew Weyland Marsha White James Whitman Maripi Whitman Jeffery Wilcox Steven Wilson Marti Windbush Dalhia Wise Paul Zavitz Jolie Zygulski TALESPINNER PAGE 5 CABLE MAINTENANCE Photo by Tech . Sgt. Michelle Larche Senior Airman Derek Oliver, 379th Expeditionary Communications Squadron cable maintenance technician, and Staff Sgt. Joshua Hall, 379th ECS technical control, conduct a fiber optic test at a non-disclosed Southwest Asia location May 25. Airman Oliver is deployed from the 802nd Communications Squadron. PAGE 6 TALESPINNER JUNE 4, 2010 BMT HONORS Congratulations to the following 71 Airmen for being selected as honor graduates among 717 trainees graduating today: 319th Training Squadron Flight F319 Elizabeth O’Brien 320th Training Squadron Flight 399 Daniel Brandt Justin Bryant James Dover Eric Shea Flight 400 Christopher Bolick Donald Frenchik Justin Kvantas Joseph Lagreca Benjamin Missel Kenneth Palmer 321st Training Squadron Flight 397 Christopher Balter Eric Crews Anthony Francia Tyler Harvey Patrick Lura Anthony McClure Joseph Miltenberger Joshua Pennington Christopher Rolff Michael Stickner Joseph Szczurek Flight 398 Jaclyn Sanchez Courtney Waters 322nd Training Squadron Flight 391 Nathan Dickinson Stephen Farrell Foster Halcomb Brandon Linamen Michael Swiney Ryan Zinter Flight 392 Michelina Bonavito Carlee Garza Kelly Gorham Laura Pappineau 323rd Training Squadron Flight 387 Ryan Garcia Dante Humphrey James Ingalls Justin Johnson Aaron Lay Justin Maddox Thomas Moore Pedro Reynoso Joseph Vasquez Flight 388 Ambrose Flores Bryan Parker 324th Training Squadron Flight 393 Adam Dewitt Dennis Kotal Andrew Ropp Flight 394 James Eldridge Scott Halligan Jerrall Haynes Brandyn Neuhaus Andrew Santoro Carl Schneider 326th Training Squadron Flight 389 Kevin Cox James Davis Dean Murray Flight 390 Donald Decoy Daniel Kim Shane Verhonich 331st Training Squadron Flight 395 Alexander Allred Gregory Karam Michael Kohler Douglas Perry Bryar Robinson Ian Schrader Paul Waters Flight 396 Jelliz Calata Victoria Dempsey Tiffany Johnson Leslie Svoboda Flight 387 Most Physically Fit Male Airmen Drew Palomo, 323rd TRS, Flight 387 Joseph Lagreca, 320th TRS, Flight 400 Female Airmen Courtney Waters, 321st TRS, Flight 398 Jessica Craig, 322nd TRS, Flight 392 Male Flights 331st TRS, Flight 395 323rd TRS, Flight 387 Female Flights 321st TRS, Flight 398 331st TRS, Flight 396 Top Academic Flights 321st TRS, Flight 397 320th TRS, Flight 399 Top BMT Airman Justin Maddox, 323rd TRS, Wilford Hall nurses,medics celebrate nursing excellence By Sue Campbell 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs Nurses and aerospace medical services technicians from the 59th Medical Wing attended the wing’s first Lamp Lighter Banquet and Awards Ceremony May 21 at the Gateway Club. “Lamp Lighters are leaders and future leaders who are lighting the way in clinical nursing,” said 59th MDW Chief Nurse Col. Kimberly Cox. “The focus of this event was the practice of nursing and igniting passion in nursing excellence.” There are more than 600 active duty and DoD civilian nurses and 700 aerospace medical service technicians in the 59th MDW. “They operate 24/7 all the time,” said Colonel Cox. “They deal with a lot and are essential for this wing to accomplish its mission.” The theme of this year’s banquet w a s “ N u r s e s C a r i n g To d a y f o r a Healthier Tomorrow.” “Our goal was to recognize the broad scope of nursing, the hard work and heavy lifting the nursing team does, and to encourage a continued focus on quality patient-centered care,” said Colonel Cox. “This is all in the interest of taking better care of patients.” The banquet included an awards ceremony to recognize nurses and technicians who excelled in the areas of patient safety, patient care quality, professional practice excellence, evidence-based practice, and professional development. Congratulations to the following i n d i v i d u a l s w h o r e c e i v e d L a mp Lighter Nursing Awards: E d u c a t i o n a n d Tr a i n i n g E x p e rt Nurse: Maj. Rhonda Richter E d u c a t i o n a n d Tr a i n i n g E x p e rt Technician: Tech. Sgt. Christopher Cole E d u c a t i o n a n d Tr a i n i n g N o v i c e Technician: Senior Airman April Martinez E m e r g e n c y N o v i c e N u r s e : Capt. Douglas Savey Emergency Novice Technician: Senior Airman Darrell Burt E m e r g e n c y Expert Nurse: Capt. Jonathan Wurzelbacher Emergency Expert Technician: Staff Sgt. Clarence Kelly Critical Care Novice Nurse: 1st Lt. Mark Metzler Critical Care Novice Te c h n i c i a n : A i r m a n 1 s t C l a s s Matthew Heavlin Critical Care Expert Nurse: Maj. Matthew Pfeiffer Critical Care Expert Technician: Senior Airman Douglas Goens II Medical/Surgical Novice Nurse: 1st Lt. Denise Hamilton Medical/Surgical Expert Nurse: Capt. Mefter Perkins Inpatient Specialty Expert Nurse: Capt. Jacqueline Johnson Surgical Services Novice Nurse: Capt. Yvonne Storey Surgical Services Novice Technician: Senior Airman Amber Powell Surgical Services Expert Nurse: Maj. Beth Brenek Surgical Services E x p e rt Technician: M a s t e r S g t . J o s e Gonzalez Primary Care Novice Technician: Staff Sgt. Cendy Brown-Hernandez Primary Care Expert Nurse: Dara Tausch Primary Care Expert Technician: Tech. Sgt. William Kellagher Specialty Clinic Novice Nurse: Capt. Adrienne Fields Specialty Clinic Expert Nurse: Amber Lea Nursing Leadership Expert Nurse: Lt. Col. Valorie Baggenstoss Nursing Leadership E x p e rt Technician: Tech. Sgt. Tina Ditto JUNE 4, 2010 TALESPINNER JBSA announces quarterly award winners PAGE 7 Airmen earn Diamond Sharp Congratulations to the following recipients of the Lackland First Sergeants’ Diamond Sharp Award for May, received in recognition of their outstanding performance, appearance and dedication: Junior Enlisted Member of the Quarter Senior Airman Zavier Grier, 59th Medical Wing Inter-American Air Forces Academy Tech. Sgt. David Atilano Tech. Sgt. Illiana Bonifacio Tech. Sgt. Christopher Price Tech. Sgt. Juan Villareal NCO of the Quarter Tech. Sgt. Phillip Sharpe, 59th MDW 802nd Security Forces Squadron Tech. Sgt. David Hammond Senior Enlisted Member of the Quarter Senior Master Sgt. Jeffrey Gideon, Air Force Services Agency 59th Training Squadron Staff Sgt. Phalyn Huggins Company Grade Officer of the Quarter Capt. Ryan Bodge, Air Education and Training Command 321st Training Squadron Staff Sgt. Seneca Linder Civilian of the Quarter Category I Awilda Sierra, AFSVA 559th Medical Operations Squadron Senior Airman Amanda Huber Congratulations to the first quarter Joint Base San Antonio award winners: Civilian of the Quarter Category II Jimmy Washington, 453rd EWS Civilian Supervisory of the Quarter Category I Lisa Martinez, 802nd Force Support Squadron Civilian Supervisory of the Quarter Category II Raythell Wynn, 341st Training Squadron Honor Guard Junior Enlisted Member of the Quarter Senior Airman Monik Williams, 359th Medical Support Squadron Honor Guard NCO of the Quarter Staff Sgt. Renee Quenneville, Air Force Personnel Center Thank YOU for YOUR service to our country! Now it is our turn to serve you. Enroll for VA health care. Call 1-877-222-VETS or Visit http://www4.va.gov/healtheligibility/ PAGE 8 TALESPINNER FAMILY TIME Photo by Senior Airman Josie Walck Tech. Sgt. Kristi Jordan, 59th Laboratory Squadron, makes a prayer rock with her 8-year-old son, Isaiah, during the 59th Medical Wing deployers’ picnic May 28 at Wilford Hall Medical Center. The prayer rocks will remind them to pray for each other during Sergeant Jordan’s upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. Deploying families enjoyed free food and fun. Support organizations provided materials for spouses who will be left behind. JUNE 4, 2010 JUNE 4, 2010 TALESPINNER PAGE 9 Commander fosters military working dog By Mike Joseph Staff Writer Photo by Robbin Cresswell Col. William H. Mott V, 37th Training Wing commander, talks with Col. Richard M. Murphy, 12th Flying Training Wing commander, before the Air Force Basic Military Training graduation parade May 21 about his foster puppy Nnordo. Highlighted on next week’s calendar is the date – not that a reminder will be needed. An e-mail will be sent to the base commander’s inbox. It will offer support to the commander; it takes someone who has participated in fostering a military working dog puppy to understand what the day means. “I know what it feels like to turn one in,” said Sharon Witter, Airman and Family Readiness Center flight chief. “You’ve contributed to the mission but the hardest thing is letting go.” Nnordo, a Belgian Malinois puppy, goes back into the military working dog program Tuesday for training after being fostered the past three months by Col. William H. Mott V, 37th Training Wing commander, and his family. The e-mail of support will come from Ms. Witter, who was part of a trio that fostered a Belgian Malinois puppy at the AFRC last year. The puppy program is designed to foster out military working dog puppies to caregivers in the San Antonio area. The puppies learn social skills from the foster families from a variety of social settings before training. The 341st Training Squadron is home to the military working dogs, a Department of Defense program. Military working dogs are used in patrol, drug and explosive detection worldwide, and for specialized DoD mission functions and other government agencies. “It’s very fulfilling to get the j o b d o n e , ” M s . Wi t t e r s a i d . “Aamee (the AFRC puppy) is going to TSA (Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security); when I go through an airport, I’ll be looking for her.” Colonel Mott said Maj. Gen. Darrell Jones, former 37th TRW commander, told him before he arrived at Lackland last summer that fostering a puppy would connect the colonel to the mission, that he had done it and “it’s great.” “I thought this’ll be great, a lot of fun,” Colonel Mott said. “Then you start realizing this is not just a dog but a dog with rules. When this guy gets done training, he’s a very valuable asset. “I bring him to work every day unless I have a heavy schedule – then it’s not fun for him. When I’m in and out of the car and going places, that’s a good day for him.” Nnordo has fit in well around the Mott house with the children and their 8-year-old Labrador retriever though he’s considered See DOG P19 Lackland Conservation Corner SAVE ENERGY! During the cooling season, keep the window coverings closed during the day to prevent solar gain. PAGE 10 TALESPINNER JUNE 4, 2010 AU education database down By Scott Knuteson Air University Public Affairs MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – A computer system managing various aspects of Air Force education experienced a serious technical malfunction May 13, impacting Air University distance learning, related education records, and test control facilities Air Force-wide. Specifically affected are enlisted and officer distance learning for professional military and continuing education, testing and delivery of enlisted career development courses, and various specialty courses. A team of technicians is working to restore the system to a fully functioning state. A mirror backup of the system also failed shortly after the primary crashed. Technicians have been able to replace server hard drives without further failures, but are experiencing software restoral challenges. In the interim, a number of workarounds are being implemented to mitigate the effects of the system breakdown. If a student completed course work or finalized a test immediately prior to May 13, the data may have successfully posted to their record. Active duty Airmen can check the Air Force Personnel Center website and Guard or Reserve Airmen can check the Air Reserve Personnel Center’s website to ensure all education data has posted. Of particular importance is the ability for upcoming promotion boards to verify graduations and course completions since May 13, according to officials. Some senior noncommissioned officers needing verification of Senior NCO Academy completion for their senior rater endorsements may also experience difficulty accessing those records. Many Air University distance learning students may be unable to complete testing at their local test control facility since testing prerequisites and scores are primarily accessed through the downed system. Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard majors scheduled to meet the lieutenant colonel board in June can contact the Air University Registrar at [email protected] with any concerns regarding education records. An active duty enlisted supplemental board scheduled for June will not require updating. The next enlisted board, for chief master sergeants, will not be until October. Airmen with questions about the status of their personnel records can contact the Total Force Service Center at 800-525-0102 or DSN 665-0102. PAGE 12 TALESPINNER JUNE 4, 2010 PHA cell adjusts 422a processing By Staff Sgt. Brooke Llafet 559th Aerospace Medicine Squadron The Preventive Health Assessment cell is currently improving the process of administering Air Force Form 422a, Physical Profile Serial Report. These clearances are used for special duty, commissioning, reserve duty, overseas clearances and more. New procedures are providing a more dependable and customer service oriented environment. The Kelly Clinic now offers walk-in hours on Mondays and Wednesdays for processing of AF Form 422a. The walk-in hours are Monday from 2-4 p.m. and Wednesday from 8-10 a.m. When utilizing this walk-in service, customers must bring documentation identifying the AF Form 422a requirement and any specific statements or tests. Technicians will assist you with anything needed for the clearance, whether it is a vision test or an appointment with a primary care manager. The clearance will not be completed in one day. The technician will review the customer’s information, perform any necessary tests and forward the clearance to the customer’s primary care manager. Once the primary care manager receives this information, it will be entered into the Preventive Health Assessment and Individual Medical Readiness database, generating an electronic AF Form 422a for processing. Once in PIMR, it will go through two quality review checks before being signed and e-mailed to the customer’s command section. This process can take up to three to five duty days depending on the member’s medical needs. We appreciate your patience as we proceed with this transition and look forward to providing you the best medical care the Air Force has to offer. For more information, call 9256082. MILITARY JUSTICE SPOTLIGHT The 802nd Mission Support Group Office of the Staff Judge Advocate processed these judgments from May 19-25: • An airman from the 59th Emergency Medical Squadron was guilty of wrongfully visiting an off-limit establishment, wrongfully using Spice and wrongfully possessing drug paraphernalia and received a reduction to airman basic, 14 days extra duty and a reprimand. • An airman first class from the 59th Dental Training Squadron was guilty of failing to report to duty and falling asleep during patient care and received a reduction to airman (suspended) and forfeiture of $811 in pay for one month. • An airman from the 59th Surgical Inpatient Squadron was guilty of making prank phone calls while on duty and received a reduction to airman basic and a reprimand. • A senior airman from the 59th SIS was guilty of wrongfully using marijuana and received a reduction to airman first class and a reprimand. • An airman first class from the 345th Training Squadron was guilty of visiting the dorm room of a member of the opposite sex while in technical training and received a forfeiture of $398 in pay for one month and a reprimand. • An airman basic from the 345th TRS was guilty of having a member of the opposite sex in the dorm room while in technical training and received a forfeiture of $312 in pay for one month, 14 days restriction (suspended), 14 days extra duty (suspended) and a reprimand. PROTECT THE NETWORK The following removable flash media are unauthorized on all DoD information systems: • Memory sticks • Thumb drives • Camera flash memory cards • JUNE 4, 2010 TALESPINNER PAGE 13 Hiring surge to employ thousands By April Rowden Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Office RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE – With contractorto-civilian conversions, new organizations standing up and overall increases in civilian positions, the Air Force civil service continues to grow as officials look to employ thousands of U.S. citizens. The Air Force Personnel Center has filled more than 3,000 new positions since the surge began earlier this year and is expected to advertise more than 17,000 additional new positions by the end of 2011 on USAJOBS. USAJOBS is an online repository used by multiple federal agencies to announce job vacancies around the world. “These career opportunities cover a broad spectrum of skill sets necessary to support national defense and Air Force objectives, from information technology specialists and aircraft simulator instructors to housing management assistants and biological scientists,” said Michelle LoweSolis, civilian force integration director at AFPC. “The importance of our civilian workforce cannot be overstated, nor our desire to get the best qualified people into these positions.” “The importance of our civilian workforce cannot be overstated, nor our desire to get the best qualified people into these positions.” – Michelle LoweSolis AFPC civilian force integration director To guide individuals through the Air Force application process, the AFPC Civilian Employment website contains various resources to include tutorials, salary information, eligibility criteria, and the hiring authorities for special populations, such as military spouses, people with disabilities, students and veterans. In November 2009, President Obama announced the Veterans Employment Initiative, an initiative that “underscores to federal agencies the importance of recruiting and training veterans” who have valuable knowledge and technical skills. The combination of the employment initiative and the hiring surge gives transitioning Airmen impacted by force management an opportunity to be considered for federal employment. When applying for federal jobs, veterans have three hiring authorities for which they may be eli- gible: VEOA, VRA and 30 percent or more disabled. • VEOA: An individual who is eligible for veterans preference; or who separates after three or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions is generally eligible for c o n s i d e r a t i o n u n d e r V E O A , o r t h e Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998. • VRA: Any disabled veteran; a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war declared by Congress, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a military operation for which the Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; or a veteran separated from See SURGE P19 PAGE 14 TALESPINNER JUNE 4, 2010 JUNE 4, 2010 TALESPINNER PAGE 15 2010 Memorial Day Jam Photos by Robbin Cresswell Mrs. La Vernia Cynthia Hinojosa dances with trainees during the Memorial Day Jam Sunday. Col. William H. Mott V, 37th Training Wing commander, welcomes Airmen to the Memorial Day Jam Sunday. The event featured a dunking booth, volleyball, flag football and basketball. Volunteers served pizza, burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, and an assortment of beverages to battle the summer heat. Air Force basic military trainees get their food ready at the Memorial Day Jam Sunday. The event, hosted by the Team Lackland First Sergeants’ Council, included volleyball, flag football, basketball and music. Air Force basic military trainees play football at the at the Lackland Amphitheater Sunday. The event was part of the annual Memorial Day Jam event hosted by the Lackland First Sergeants’ Council. Air Force basic military trainees play basketball during the Memorial Day Jam. Airman 1st Class Gilmore Brown, 59th Dental Group, returns the ball during a volleyball game at the Memorial Day Jam Sunday. PAGE 16 TALESPINNER JUNE 4, 2010 Car Care Centers provide value at the pump According to a recent Short-Term Energy Outlook report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “the annual average regulargrade retail gasoline price will increase from $2.35 per gallon in 2009 to $2.84 in 2010.” Forecasts of increasing energy prices has base exchange officials reaching out to drivers to ensure they are aware of the procedures in place to determine pump prices at Lackland Car Care Centers as well as the benefits available to authorized exchange patrons. While overall energy prices are beyond the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s control, their Military Star Card, for example, can help curb added expenses and, in turn, save Airmen money when filling up. “Anytime a customer uses a bank issued debit or credit card, the retailer pays a portion of the transaction to a third-party financial institution,” said Car Care Center Manager Phyllis Keister. “Because the Military Star Card is administered by the Exchange Credit Program, our car care centers are not subject to the additional fees incurred through other ‘pay at the pump’ options. As a result, we’re able to pass savings on to authorized exchange shoppers by taking a nickel off each gallon dispensed.” In addition to the five-cents-a-gallon savings Milita r y S t a r C a r d h o l d e r s e n j o y e v e r y d a y, Lackland gas stations periodically also offer steeper discounts, up to 20 cents a gallon. Photo by Patrick Desmond Senior Airman Christopher Morris, 59th Medical Operations Squadron, fills up his Mitsubishi Lancer at the shoppette. Pump prices are set equal to the lowest price surveyed for each grade of fuel available. Drivers interested in learning more about the Military Star Card fuel discount can visit the BX, car care centers or log on to www.aafes.com and click the Military Star Card icon for additional details. Beyond exclusive discounts, AAFES Car Care Centers rely on a survey process to ensure prices are fair and competitive with the local community. Specifically, AAFES conducts daily surveys of at least five locations selling motor fuel, deemed by the local GM to be the competition. Pump prices are then set equal to the lowest price surveyed for each grade of fuel available. “Because market-based pricing is not contingent on cost, we survey and change prices as frequently as necessary to remain competitive,” Ms. Keister said. “In fact, even though AAFES is responsible for charging sales tax on gasoline, the surveys can result in prices that are actually even below cost.” Charging sales tax on fuel can raise the eyebrows of shoppers used to the tax-free benefit that the exchange provides on almost everything, except gas. While it is true that AAFES, as a U.S. government instrumentality, is immune from state and local taxes, the immunity specific to fuel has been waived by Congress. AAFES, and by extension its customers, also pay federal tax pursuant the U.S. code that covers federal tax on gasoline. Accordingly, AAFES pump prices include state, federal and local motor fuel taxes, as well as underground storage fees, etc. The federal and state taxes, as well as, other applicable fees are included in the price and paid to the appropriate taxing authority. “Gas pricing is a very complex issue, impacted by world markets, political and economic factors. With that said, we remain focused on delivering the best value possible to drivers at Lackland,” Ms. Keister said. (Courtesy AAFES Public Affairs) JUNE 4, 2010 TALESPINNER PAGE 17 Bagpipes set tone at BMT parade By Mike Joseph Staff Writer Emotions run rampant on the Lackland parade grounds every Friday at the conclusion of the basic military training graduation parade. It’s a festive occasion – a time of unlimited smiles, hugs and photographs. And when 323rd Training Squadron military training instructors recognized one trainee’s unique musical skills, an opportunity to enhance that experience occurred for the graduation parade May 28. In the squadron was a professional bagpipe player who would graduate that Friday, Memorial Day weekend. He was in the 737th Training Group drum and bugle corps, an ever-changing group of selected 323rd TRS trainees who perform for the BMT graduation parade each Friday and BMT retreat on Thursdays. He was in the 323rd TRS following his selection as the Air Force’s first recruited professional bagpipe player for the Pipe Band, an element of the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. By utilizing Airman Adam Tianello’s musical talents on the bagpipes, a special Memorial Day act of remembrance was created; the sounds of “Amazing Grace” and “America the Beautiful” resonated through the grandstands before nearly 800 BMT graduates passed in review down the bomb run. “It’s something people will remember for a long time,” Lt. Col. Matthew Whiat, 323rd TRS commander, said. “Some in attendance might not have been to an event like this, then to hear an instrument that evokes such emotion as the bagpipes … I think they left with a greater sense of appreciation and reflection for the day.” Airman Tianello has played the bagpipes for 12 years, beginning at age 14. He was chosen to be the Pipe Band resident professional after auditioning and meeting Air Force enlistment criteria. “I was looking for a career path that I was very passionate about,” said Airman Tianello, who quit investment banking in that pursuit. “I felt strongly about joining the military; this is a unique opportunity.” Band members meet the same requirements to become an Airman as all trainees, which includes completing the Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training course and passing the physical training test. The exception is some drill practice is replaced by band practice. But before Airman Tianello could create an indescribable patriotic feeling at the parade, he had one last audition two weeks prior: a solo in front of Col. William H. Mott V, 37th Training Wing commander; Col. Shane Courville, 737th TRG commander; and Colonel Whiat. Twenty minutes later, the three leaders walked away impressed. “It just so happened the stars and planets aligned,” Colonel Whiat said. “This was good for all the right reasons, and for the impression left on the newly graduated Airmen and the audience.” Photo by Alan Boedeker Airman Adam Tianello, 323rd Training Squadron, plays a bagpipe solo during the Air Force Basic Military Training graduation parade May 28. PAGE 18 TALESPINNER JUNE 4, 2010 Residents participate in simulation grand rounds Story and photo by Senior Airman Nicole Mickle 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs Emergency medicine residents Capt. (Dr.) Tylan Muncy, 59th Surgical Specialties Squadron, and Capt. (Dr.) Carolyn McDonald, 59th Emergency Medicine Squadron, evaluate a burn patient during simulation grand rounds. Members of the 59th Emergency Medicine Squadron participated in a simulation grand rounds, which incorporated the use of high-fidelity medical simulation in the Wilford Hall Medical Center simulation center May 21. The simulation grand rounds are held every few months and are used to augment and improve resident education. The three-hour block of time is dedicated to covering medical and surgical cases that are not frequently seen by residents here. The first simulation grand rounds were held here last fall. “The feedback from last fall’s session was overwhelmingly positive,” said Maj. (Dr.) Adam Balls, a 59th EMDS Emergency Medicine staff physician. “Our residents appreciated the addition of the simulation into the formal curriculum and have indicated a desire for more frequent use of this type of education throughout the academic year.” Historically, grand rounds involve the presentation of a patient and his or her particular disease. They are usually presented in front of an audience of medical students, residents and attending physicians. Now, grand rounds are more of a lecture-based format that cover the major topics of EM. San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium EM Residency Program grand rounds are held every Friday. Lectures are presented by invited guest speakers, attending physicians at Brooke Army and Wilford Hall Medical Centers, and residents. “While the formal didactic EM grand rounds are held each week, we have dedicated a majority of two Fridays to a simulation grand rounds, in which-high fidelity simulation is used to augment and improve resident education,” Dr. Balls said. Simulated cases are developed by local EM attending physicians. Occasionally, cases developed by other national leaders in simulation, at other residency programs, are used. “The cases can be adapted and created to focus on the needs of a wide range of learners to include paramedics, nurses, medical students and physicians,” Dr. Balls said. Simulated cases ran included a burn patient, a phosphorous poisoning patient, a pregnant woman giving birth, and a code blue scenario with no recovery. “We work closely with the medical simulation branch at Wilford Hall, directed by John Metchel,” Dr. Balls said. “They are vital to the success of our simulation curriculum. They spend countless hours behind the scenes programming the cases into the computers, preparing needed equipment and operating the high-fidelity simulators during our sessions.” The simulations provide the staff physicians with information on how well resident training is going. Also, it prepares residents for their annual in-service examinations, ultimately helping to prepare them to become board-certified EM physicians, Dr. Balls said. “The use of simulation provides a novel way to teach and train our residents,” he said. “It takes them out of the classroom setting and places them into a high-fidelity simulation environment.” Be Responsible! Seat Belts Save Lives! Buckle Up And Wear Yours! JUNE 4, 2010 TALESPINNER DOG from P9 SURGE from P13 the thief of the household. “I (Nnordo) will find it, I’ll trot off with it and you have to chase me,” he said. “That’s the most fun game. And you always have to be on the lookout f o r w h a t ’s i n t h e garbage cans and closet.” And when Tuesday comes, who will it hit the hardest? “I kid around and say the kids, but it’s me,” Colonel Mott said. “They (341st TRS) asked me if I would take another one and I absolutely will. But I do want to see how Nnordo does first.” For more information about the fostering program, call 6713686. active duty within the last three years may be eligible for consideration under the Veterans Recruitment Appointment, or VRA. • 30 percent or more disabled: Veterans retired from active military service with a disability rating of 30 percent or more; or veterans who have been rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs since 1991 or later, to include disability determinations from a branch of the Armed Forces at any time, as having a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more may be eligible for consideration under a special appointing authority for 30 percent or more disabled veterans. Tony Garton, a programmer analyst at AFPC, was hired in 2002 under VEOA. “My veteran status didn’t guarantee me a job with the Air Force. But it did help put my resume in the hands of the hiring official, so at least I had the opportunity to be considered for a federal job.” Family members may also be eligible for certain hiring authorities, including: • A spouse of a servicemember who has received permanent change of orders to relocate; • A spouse of service members who retired with a disability rating at the time of retirement of 100 percent, or retired/separated from the Air Force and has a disability rating of 100 percent from the Department of Veterans Affairs; • Un-remarried widows or widowers of service members killed while in active-duty status; or • Certain family members returning to the U.S. from an overseas assignment in which they were a dependent. The Airman and Family Readiness Center can provide family members and Airmen transitioning out of active-duty service with additional assistance on using USAJOBS, writing resumes and locating career fairs. For more information on hiring authorities, visit AFPC’s Civilian Employment Web site. Air Force employees may also call the 24-hour Total Force Service Center at (800) 525-0102 or DSN 665-5000. PAGE 19 Connect With Us! Lackland JBSA has entered the social networking scene Follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php ?#!/pages/Lackland-JBSA/ 114646985221400?ref=sgm Follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/Lackland_JBSA E-mail us at: [email protected] Or just go to our website at: www.lackland.af.mil and look for social media. PAGE 20 TALESPINNER COMMUNITY Local BRIEFS WILFORD HALL BOOK FAIR LPAG TO HOLD AUDITIONS YOUTH THERAPY SERVICES The Wilford Hall Medical Center Auxiliary book fair is Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, in the WHMC atrium with sale profits going to WHMC programs and equipment. Contact Heather Lisenbee at 846-5194 for more information. Auditions for an upcoming murder mystery, “Irritation of a Murder” by the Lackland Performing Arts Group, are Tuesday and Wednesday, 6 p.m., in the Bob Hope Theater. Five male and five female roles are available, and volunteers are needed for director, assistant director and stage crew. Call 671-2619 for more information. The 802nd Force Support Squadron pediatric therapy associates offer pediatric speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy and applied behavioral analysis in Bldg. 2602, across from the Airman’s Attic on the corner of Truemper Avenue and Kelly Drive. Call 646-8008 or 671-4987 for more information. THRIFT SHOP BAG SALE The Lackland Thrift Shop bag sale is Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m. Call 671-3600 for more information. HYPERTENSION EDUCATION CLASS A hypertension education class is Monday, 12:30-3:30 p.m., at Wilford Hall Medical Center. The class is open to any patient or family member interested in learning more about hypertension. For more information or to register, call the Nephrology Clinic at 292-6868. LRS CUSTOMER SERVICE TECHNOLOGY EXPO SCHEDULED The 16th annual communications and information technology expo is June 23, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in Mitchell Hall. The expo, featuring industry exhibitors, is free and open to all Department of Defense, government and contractor personnel with base access. For more information, contact Marissa Perez or Anita Rhude at 671-3200. The 802nd Logistics Readiness Squadron customer service is the primary point of contact for all supply related questions, concerns and complaints. LRS customer service also manages the zero overpricing program for pricing concerns or challenges, and defense reutilization and marketing office transaction assistance. To contact LRS customer service, e-mail [email protected] lackland.af.mil or call 671-2575, 671-3801 or 671-3802. SUPPLY TRAINING The 802nd Logistics Readiness Squadron’s equipment accountability office conducts supply training the third Wednesday each month in Bldg. 5160, second floor commander’s conference room, 8 a.m. The class covers introduction to general supply training, benchstock training and supplemental training for supply custodians. Contact Rosa Ledesma or Bethany Cuevas at 671-3803 for class registration. OFFICERS SPOUSES CLUB A membership roundup after a summer break for the Lackland Officers Spouses Club is scheduled for Sept. 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Gateway Club. Roundup activities include learning to line dance and door CHAPEL SERVICES Christian Catholic Monday-Friday: Freedom Chapel Mass, 11:30 a.m. Orthodox Sunday: Airmen Memorial Chapel Divine Liturgy, 9:30 a.m. Religious Education, 10:45 a.m. Monday-Friday: Wilford Hall Chapel Mass, 11 a.m Protestant Sunday: Airmen Memorial Chapel Liturgical Service, 8 a.m. Saturday: Freedom Chapel Confessions, 4:45 p.m. Mass, 5:30 p.m. Hope Chapel Spanish Contemporary, 12:45 p.m. Contemporary, 10:45 a.m. Sunday: Freedom Chapel Religious Education, 9 a.m. Mass, 11 a.m. Freedom Chapel Contemporary Service, 9:30 a.m. Gospel Service, 12:30 p.m. Children’s Church provided Religious Education, 11 a.m. Wednesday and Hope Chapel Hispanic Mass, 9:15 a.m. Wilford Hall Chapel Mass, 3 p.m. JUNE 4, 2010 For more information, contact the chapel staff: Freedom Chapel • 671-4208 Gateway Chapel • 671-2911 Hope Chapel • 671-2941 WHMC Chapel • 292-7373 Thursday: Bible Study, 6 p.m. Sunday: Medina Chapel Contemporary Service, 9 a.m. Wilford Hall Chapel Traditional Service, 1:30 p.m. Islamic Friday: Defense Language Institute Student Center Faith Study, 1:30 p.m. Jummah Prayer, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday: Religious Education, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Jewish Friday: Airmen Memorial Chapel Sabbath Eve Service, 5:45 p.m. Religious Education, 4:30 p.m. Wicca 1st Wednesday: Freedom Chapel Room 8, San Antonio Military Open Circle, 6:15 p.m. prizes will be awarded. For membership information, contact [email protected] or www.lacklandosc.org. TSU OFFERS COURSES The first course in a seven-track Texas State University certified public manager program begins June 11 at the Lackland Education Office, Bldg. 5725. The program addresses military leadership and management. Undergraduate and graduate students in the occupational education program may request to use these courses toward their Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences or Masters of Science Interdisciplinary Studies program. Undergraduate students in the certified public manager program can take up to seven courses, and graduate students up to four. For more information call 6712896 or e-mail [email protected] KEY FAMILY SUPPORT RESOURCES Air Force Aid Society Airman & Family Readiness Center Airman's Attic Base Post Office Bowling Center DEERS Family Child Care Legal Office Library Medical Appointment Line MPF ID Cards Outdoor Recreation TRICARE Info Thrift Shop Lackland Enlisted Spouses’ Club Lackland Force Support Squadron Lackland ISD Lackland Officer Spouses’ Club Lackland public Web site My Air Force Life Year of the Air Force Family 671-3722 671-3722 671-1780 671-1058 671-2271 800-538-9552 671-3376 671-3362 671-3610 916-9900 671-6006 925-5532 800-444-5445 671-3600 www.lacklandesc.org www.lacklandfss.com www.lacklandisd.net www.lacklandosc.org www.lackland.af.mil www.MyAirForceLife.com www.af.mil/yoaff JUNE 4, 2010 TALESPINNER What’s Happening v JUNE 5 JUNE 9 PARENTS DAY OUT SEPARATION BRIEFING Give Parents a Break/Parents Day Out at the youth center is Saturday, 1-6 p.m., for children enrolled in fullday kindergarten through age 12. Children can have an evening of supervised fun and activities while parents enjoy the night out. Cost is $10 per child or free with a referral. For information, call 671-2388. A briefing about Air Force Reserve part-time and full-time opportunities for Airmen scheduled to separate is Wednesday, 10 a.m., in the Military Personnel Flight building, Bldg. 5616, room 104. Areas discussed include traditional Reserve, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, active Guard Reserve and Air Reserve technician; benefits and entitlements information is also included. Briefings are held the second Wednesday of each month. Contact Master Sgt. Michael Barnes at 6713860 for more information. JUNE 7 RETURN AND REUNION SEMINAR A return and reunion seminar is Monday, 2:30-3:30 p.m., at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 1249. The seminar is an informal forum about the stress families and individuals experience during separation. Call 671-3722 for information. JUNE 8 PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL Protestant Women of the Chapel meets for Bible study Tuesday, 10 a.m., at Freedom Chapel with children ministry during the meeting. Call 671-4208 for information. JUNE 10 PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL Protestant Women of the Chapel meets for Bible study Thursday, 6 p.m., at Freedom Chapel. For more information, call 6714208. PAGE 21 v Family Support Events MONTHLY MEETINGS ENLISTED SPOUSES CLUB The Lackland Enlisted Spouses Club meets every third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m., at AFRC, Bldg. 1249. For more information, visit www.lacklandesc.org. OFFICERS SPOUSES CLUB The Lackland Officers Spouses Club does not meet during the summer. Next meeting is Sept. 1. For more information, visit www.lacklandosc.org. MILITARY COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN The Military Council of Catholic Women meet the first Friday of the month, 10 a.m., at Freedom Chapel. For more information, call 671-4208. ment is June 11, 10:30 to noon, at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 1249. For more information, call 6713722. JUNE 12 BOWL FOR KIDS The American Society of Military Comptrollers, Alamo City chapter, will sponsor Dare to Love’s 12th annual “Bowl for Kids” June 12 at Bandera Bowl bowling center. All proceeds benefit Dare to Love’s Rainbow Room, operated by the non-profit organization to supply emergency clothing and supplies for children referred to Child Protective Services. Costs are $125 per team or $25 for individuals for three games. For more information, contact Mary Lou Rendon at 337-3304 or visit www.daretolove.info. JUNE 11 BUDGET AND SPENDING CLASS A budget and spending class that teaches basic financial manage- WWW.LACKLANDFSS.COM JUNE 14 RETURN AND REUNION SEMINAR A return and reunion seminar is June 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m., at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 1249. The seminar is an informal forum about the stress families and individuals experience during separation. Call 671-3722 for information. JUNE 15 SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP The Small Business Development Center will sponsor a workshop, How to Start Your Own Business, 1-4 p.m., June 15 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 1249. Among the topics for discussion will be writing an effective business plan, doing market research, selecting a location and time management. To enroll, call 671-3722. JUNE 16 CREDIT MANAGEMENT CLASS A credit management class is June 16, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 1249. The class will focus on under- standing terms and conditions associated with credit, credit reporting and credit scores. For information, call 671-3722. LPAG MEETING The Lackland Performing Arts Group meets June 16, 6-7 p.m., at Arnold Hall Community Center. “Expressions,” an open microphone forum, follows the meeting from 7-9 p.m. For more information, call 6712619 or 671-2352. JUNE 17 HEART LINK ORIENTATION Heart Link, the Air Force’s official orientation program for spouses, is June 17, 6-9 p.m., at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 1249. Heart Link is an interactive program targeted at all spouses new to Lackland or the military, as well as fiancées and other service branch spouses assigned to the base. Heart Link is designed to increase awareness of the mission, customs, traditions, protocol and support resources in the Air Force. Call 671-3722 for information. PAGE 22 TALESPINNER SCOREBOARD SOFTBALL Division I 1. 737th TRG 2. FSS 3. CPSG 4. 343rd TRS 5. 149th FW 6. 543rd Spt Sq W L 8 7 5 4 2 1 1 2 4 5 7 8 June 1CPSG 11, 737th TRG 10 FSS 13, 543rd Spt Sq 4 343rd TRS 8, 149th FW 7 Division II 1. Clinical Support Gp 2. CES 3. Radiology 4. NIOC 5. 668th IOW 6. 701st MP Bn 8. 345th TRS 9. Navy-Marines 9. 668th ALIS 10. Security Forces 11. 717th MI Bn W L 7 7 7 5 5 4 4 3 3 1 0 1 1 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 6 8 May 24Radiology 23, 688th IOW 10 Radiology 19, 717th MI Bn 0 Recreation 1. 93rd IS 2. 342nd TRS 3. IAAFA 4. 344th TRS 5. 802nd LRS 6. 70th ISR 7. 559th MDG 8. AFISR 9. 690th NSG 10. 59th ORS 11. 59th MED LRS 12. 433rd AW Women’s 1. CPSG 2. 543rd ISR Gp 3. 802nd MSG 4. 559th MDG 5. Clinical Support Gp W L 9 7 7 6 5 5 4 3 3 2 2 1 0 2 2 4 4 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 W L 5 3 2 1 1 0 3 2 3 4 May 25CPSG 12, 802nd MSG 5 543rd ISR Gp 12, Clinical Support Gp 3 GOLF Recreation 1. FSS 2. 433rd AW 3. COMM 4. 717th MI Bn 5. 737th TRG 6. JOIWC 7. 24th AF 8. 369th Recruiting Gp 9. AFISR 9. 343rd TRS 11. 668th ALIS 12. Security Forces W L 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 JUNE 4, 2010 SPORTS Bases, post align in golf The 2010 Memorial Day weekend saw plenty of competitive golf at Randolph Oaks, Lackland’s Gateway Hills and Fort Sam Houston’s Salado Del Rio golf courses. The Joint Base San Antonio Military Golf Classic, formerly known as the Military Classic, received an Army infusion as Fort Sam Houston was included this year. Two-man team Bob Hallender and Rhett Morrow won the championship flight with a three-day stroke total of 206. Fifty-six teams competed in five flights Saturday, Sunday and Monday starting at Randolph’s Oaks course and finishing at Salado Del Rio. The second round was played Sunday at the Gateway Hills. Each day saw a different format, with scramble, modified alternate shot and best ball included. Other flight winners and total scores were: Mike Jewel and Jerry Sirmans won the first flight with 206; Justin Woodhouse and Scott Hanschel won the second flight with 217; Larry Boggio and Hector De Luna won the third flight with 223; Jack Miller and Laurie Lengyel won the fourth flight with 242. The 502nd Air Base Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Leonard Patrick was one notable competitor, along with several teams from each course and a number of teams that traveled from as far as Del Rio and Corpus Christi. All teams vied for $7,000 in prizes during the three-day event. Craig Brooks, director of golf at Gateway Hills, commented on the significance of the event. “This is a great opportunity for the military to showcase their courses,” he said. “With the advent of Joint Base San Antonio, the course managers agreed bringing on Fort Sam Houston was a great idea.” (Courtesy of the 802nd Force Support Squadron) Championship’s top finishers 1. Bob Hallender, Rhett Morrow – 206 2. Mike Arnold, Bruce Benner – 209 3. Randy Block, Raymond Topp – 210 Photos by Robbin Cresswell 4. Bryan Cannon, Matt Gove – 210 Jeff DeHart sinks a putt during the second round of the Joint Base San Antonio Military Golf Classic at the Gateway Hills Golf Course Sunday. Left, Lackland golfer Rick Johnston competes in the championship flight. JUNE 4, 2010 TALESPINNER PAGE 23 BRIEFS GATEWAY HILLS GOLF The Take-a-Break-FromBRAC golf tournament is June 30 at the Gateway Hills Golf Course played in a fourplayer team scramble format. The $40 per player covers green and cart fees and lunch. Registration is due June 25. For more information, call Veronica Rabey at 5362920 or Brandon Lewis at 536-4014. SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT Lackland is hosting an 11-team military softball championship tournament July 2-4. The $315 registration fee to cover game balls and umpire fees is due June 28. For more information about the tournament, call 671-2725. SPIN CLASS The Warhawk Fitness Center class, Cycle Blast, is free to active-duty members and civilians. The class is Monday and Wednesday at 3 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Each class is 45 minutes to an hour. SWIM LESSONS Swimming lessons begin Tuesday at the Medina pool. Registration for the first two-week session is today at the Skylark Community Center. VOLUNTEER COACHES The youth center is looking for volunteer coaches for team sports. All training is provided by the center. For an interview, call Johnny Bailey at 671-1245. 3 & out Varsity football’s streak, season cut short at state Warhawk Ivan Thomas, right, jukes around a Purple Haze defender during the State Championship tournament at Fort Sam Houston this weekend. Story and photo by Patrick Desmond Sports Editor The Warhawks’ eight-game win streak, which carried it to a San Antonio league championshp, was snapped this weekend at the state championship at Fort Sam Houston, putting an end to the varsity flag football team’s season. The No. 14 Division B team in Texas, the Warhawks entered the Texas Flag Football Association Super Shootout XXI tournament with high hopes after winning the San Antonio Flag Football’s B Division for the second time in 2010 and placing second in three of four tournaments on the year. However, the first-round win against the Dallas Purple Haze, 136, would be their last of the season as the Airmen fell in their next two games in the double-elimination final tournament. “Three and gone. It sucks,” Warhawks coach Winsome Culley said. “The first two games, I was pleased. The last game was disappointing.” Former coach and quarterback Ivan Thomas rejoined the team during the team’s 7-0 run to a league title. Alongside quarterback Rick Guajardo, Thomas played quasiquarterback – a position offering an option on the wing – which proved effective against teams such as the Purple Haze. “The other teams weren’t ready for that,” Culley said. “We caught everyone off guard. Rick’s accuracy and Ivan’s speed, that was crucial.” The winning combination resulted in a sound tournament opening victory, and continued in a close game against the Laredo Ruff Ryders, the state’s No. 3 Division B team. Trailing 28-21, an interception on the Warhawks’ final offensive drive sealed the team’s first loss. It also disrupted the team’s winning quarterback combination, as Thomas was sidelined with a broken foot during the contest. The Warhawks fell to Santa Rosa Rush during in its final game of the tournament, 21-14. “With (Thomas) being hurt, it really took that chemistry away,” Culley said. “We really didn’t have an answer for the two-man rush, since we didn’t have that outlet.” Despite the loss of Thomas to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, next season and the early postseason exit, Culley is still optimistic about the upcoming fall season which will also be his last. “I think we’re growing. We’re a smart team, a strong team and one of the best teams I’ve coached,” he said. One of the major improvements during the winning season was better communication on the offense, allowing the use of a nohuddle scheme. Culley said his first year with Dental’s champion intramural quarterback Guajardo was difficult, adding, “We kind of bumped heads.” But this season, he said Guajardo knew what he was looking for, and “I knew what he was looking at and we definitely got a lot closer.” The Warhawks will continue to meet weekly, working on defensive sets and filling roster spots in anticipation of its next competition, the Flag Football X Summer Night tournament, in August. Until then, Culley is hoping to build on the success of this year in the hopes of leading his team to another league title.