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AETC directs migration to Windows 7 - San Antonio Express-News
A P U B L I C AT I O N O F T H E 5 0 2 n d A I R B A S E W I N G – J O I N T B A S E S A N A N T O N I O
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A FOND FAREWELL
INSIDE
Commentary
2
Recognition
6
What’s Happening 18
News & Features
IAAFA flight simulators 13
New transition program 15
Photo by Robbin Cresswell
Breaking records
19
Joint Base San Antonio leaders bid farewell to Airmen as they board a plane at Lackland Air Force Base Monday. Airmen from Lackland and Randolph
AFBs are among nearly 130 Airmen deploying to Kuwait, Qatar and additional locations in Southwest Asia in support of Operation New Dawn.
AETC directs migration to Windows 7
Fitness changes
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View the Talespinner online
at www.lackland.af.mil
Military computer users have seen their
share of system migrations in the past few
years. This new year will be no different with the implementation of Standard
Desktop Configuration 3.1 and installation
of the Windows 7 operating system on government workstations.
Air Education and Training Command
directed the change on Dec. 1, and “over
this next year, the 802nd Communications
Squadron will be leading the migration of
Lackland’s nearly 20,000 workstations to
the new operating system,” said Capt. Stephen Bachran, project officer for the SDC
3.1 migration.
“Since migration to Windows Vista just
wrapped up within the last year, a number
of people will be wondering what benefits
they’ll see from this latest effort,” said
Captain Bachran.
One key benefit is an improved user interface, he said. “Microsoft has made a
great effort to make a more user friendly product and the extra work definitely
shows. Having multiple windows open at
once is made much easier with improved
resizing, previewing and application responsiveness.”
Power users will appreciate the faster window switching and reduced delays
when moving back and forth between ap-
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TALESPINNER
JANUARY 7, 2011
COMMENTARY
JBSA Heroes are full of PEP
By Chief Master Sgt. Juan Lewis
502nd Air Base Wing command chief
Happy New Year and
welcome back Joint Base
San Antonio Heroes!
I am fired up, motivated
and proud to serve with
all of you as we embark
on 2011 with Pride,
Enthusiasm and Passion
(PEP).
A few weeks ago while
Chief Master Sgt.
at the mall I noticed sevJuan Lewis
eral children waiting in
line to see Santa. Many had letters in their
hands as they waited to drop them in the
Big Red Mail box destined for the North
Pole. As I stood there I watched parents
beam with PRIDE as they waited with
their children.
Those children showed so much ENTHUSIASM to see Santa, and as one would
get excited waiting for their moment to sit
on Santa’s lap, that excitement was contagious, and spread like wild fire through
the entire line. Finally I noticed great
PASSION from young and old during that
fabulous time of year.
When I returned home, I did something
I had not done in over three decades. I
said to myself, if I could write Santa a letter, what would I ask for?
You see, as a young child I remember pleading with Santa in a letter that I
would be a good little boy for an entire
year if he would send me a GI Joe action
figure. I so wanted to be a Hero like GI
Joe, and what better way to prep myself
than to play with him daily? I knew only
Santa could deliver.
Now, 35 plus years later, I find it only
appropriate to ask Santa for yet another
gift. Let me explain. This gift would be intangible and delivered to every JBSA Hero:
yes, every one. I imagined Santa examining his records and checking them twice
and finally noticing that I had been on the
“Good List” more than once throughout
my years. So surely, he would assist.
Instead of asking Santa for another Action Figure, I asked that every JBSA Hero
receive the ingredients to be Highly Productive Heroes on a daily basis with a full
dose of PEP! Many people are aware of
the PEP while others are still wondering,
“Where/what is PEP?” Some people have
As we begin our New Year, my PEP meter is fueled with
expectation and anticipation of the many new and yet unreached personal and professional goals, and I look forward
to celebrating your successes.
– Chief Master Sgt. Juan Lewis
502nd Air Base Wing command chief
even lost their PEP. This PEP would allow
Heroes to perform at the highest level of
Pride, Enthusiasm and Passion.
Over the holidays, many of us watched
as our favorite college or National football
teams battles to win Bowl Games or secure a playoff spot. This information was
portrayed to us by announcers who used
phases such as “motivated with pride,”
“fired up with enthusiasm,” and “the passion of the fans is undeniable.”
Those announcers have a way of keeping us captivated, and I am convinced they
received the gift of JBSA PEP by accident
from Santa. Some of you may be aware
that I’m a Dallas Cowboy fan; OK, OK,
before you heckle me, I know we had a
rough season and I’m convinced that it
was due to a lack of PEP from the leaders
and the players. With the proper PEP, the
Dallas Cowboys could have played in the
Super Bowl at Texas Stadium, standing
on the victory stand as World Champions.
Instead, the Dallas Cowboys finished with
a less-than-stellar season due to their lack
of PEP. Let me explain.
For those of you who have PEP, this
will be a refresher, and for those of you
still wondering about PEP let me clarify.
By linking these letters together, they will
form a powerful inspiring force.
The first letter, P, stands for pride which
may be defined as satisfaction taken in an
achievement, possession, or association.
We should show pride in our accomplishments, pride in our country, and pride as
members of the armed services. When
members demonstrate pride, they stand a
little taller, speak with more confidence,
and turn problems into opportunities. One
of the most important things in making
outstanding contributions is taking pride in
one’s job.
Growing up, pride in one’s work was
drilled into me by my mom; she would say,
“If you are going to take a man’s money,
you need to give him a full day’s work.”
And a full day of work meant the boss
got more than he was paying for. This
little extra effort came from the amount
of pride exerted in my efforts. Take a look
around JBSA, and you will notice our Heroes bursting with pride because of their
Pride in their daily duties on their job.
The second letter, E, represents Enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your
eyes, the presence of your swagger, the
grip of your hand shake and an irresistible surge of energy to execute your ideas.
In my opinion, enthusiasm is the driving
force to our daily success. It has been
said, “Years may wrinkle the skin, but the
absence of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”
Keep your soul straight and watch how
enthusiasm ignites your efforts to achieve
remarkable feats.
Have you ever seen a hero fired-up
about tackling a tough assignment? Without a doubt, you will notice how this job
is completed with a high level of enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is contagious, but so is
the lack of it. If you closely observe your
duty section, you’ll no doubt observe both
fired-up heroes as well as those moping
around with their eyes glazed over; those
sulking heroes need your help. How? Turn
up your wired-up and fired-up attitude;
get excited and you’ll find your enthusiasm
will spark theirs. When YOU are enthusiastic in your duty section, your attitude inspires others and gains their cooperation.
The final letter, P, signifies passion. Passion is a compelling emotion that can help
lead you down the path to success. Your
passion for your job not only makes the
day fly by, it motivates you to do your best
and it motivates others around you to step
up their game. Passion is a driving force
that comes from within you. It is your
zeal and your motivation. You don’t want
See HEROES P5
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TALESPINNER
News
BRIEFS
JANUARY 7, 2011
SETTING GOALS
MLK LUNCHEON SCHEDULED
Lackland will celebrate the memory
and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. at a special luncheon Jan. 14, 11
a.m., at the Gateway Club.
The luncheon will include southern
food, gospel music and rendition. Maj.
Gen. Alfred Stewart will deliver the
keynote address, “The Dream: A Look to
the Future.”
For more information or to purchase a
$5 cash-only ticket, contact Hope Chapel
at 671-2941, Freedom Chapel at 6714208, the Wing Chaplain’s Office at 6714101 or Wilford Hall Chapel at 292-7272.
QUARTERLY AWARDS BREAKFAST
The Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland
fourth quarter awards breakfast is Feb. 3,
7:30 a.m., at the Gateway Club.
Tickets, $10.50 for club members and
$12.50 for non-club members, are available through a unit’s first sergeant. The
reservation deadline is Jan. 28.
GOSPEL FEST
The African American Cultural Association annual gospel fest is Feb. 5,
6-8 p.m., at the Gateway Chapel. This
program is free and open to all. For more
information, call Tech. Sgt. Ethel WillardCrews at 671-9329 or Chiretta Boclair at
977-6545.
AAHC SEEKS CHOIR MEMBERS
The African American Heritage Committee needs singers for their gospel fest.
Military members, civilians and dependents are eligible to join the choir.
Open rehearsals begin tonight at
Gateway Chapel, 6-7:30 p.m. Another
rehearsal is scheduled for Monday and
also on Jan. 21, Jan. 24, Jan. 28, Jan. 31
and Feb. 4. Rehearsal times are 6-7:30
p.m. at Gateway Chapel.
For more information, contact Tech.
Sgt. Ethel Willard-Crews at 671-9329.
MANDATORY FLU SHOTS
Flu shots are mandatory for all
active-duty members. During normal
business days, all active-duty personnel
and beneficiaries may go to the Wilford
Hall Medical Center main Immunizations
Clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4
p.m., and on Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to
3 p.m. for flu vaccinations.
For more information, call 292-5730
and choose option 3.
Photo by Robbin Cresswell
Chief Master Sgt. Juan Lewis, 502nd Air Base Wing command chief, signs Airman Isamar Liz’s goal card at the First Term Airmen Center recently. Each Airman at FTAC completes a goal card which lists five goals they pledged to achieve during their first enlistment.
Valley Hi VRC hours to change
By Mike Joseph
Staff Writer
Operation hours for the Valley Hi
Visitor Reception Center will change
beginning Jan. 16.
The Valley Hi VRC will no longer
be open 24 hours a day, seven days
a week. The new operating hours on
the conversion date will be 6 a.m. to
10 p.m., seven days a week. The Luke
East VRC will remain open 24/7.
“Police Services has conducted an
hourly count of customers over the past
42 weeks at both locations,” said Jose
Cooper, 802nd Security Forces Squad-
ron installation access manager. “Based
on the numbers, we have determined
that a reduction in VRC operating hours
can be attained without adversely affecting our ability to support visitor operations at Lackland.”
The move is facilitated by an Air Force
mandate that security forces squadrons
change from 12-hour manning shifts to
8-hour shifts. SF squadrons have been
operating on 12-hour shifts since 9/11.
“We’re getting in step with the Air
Force mandate for the transition to
8-hour shifts on Jan. 16,” said Lisa
Frantz, 802nd SFS installation security
chief. “It takes more people to man
out with 8-hour shifts. Eliminating one
8-hour shift every day will result in
additional manpower savings for the
squadron.”
Ms. Frantz said the lowest peak hours
from both visitor centers were considered. Access to Wilford Hall Medical
Center was the top factor in changing
the Valley Hi VRC hours.
“As time goes by, if we need to shift
a little bit on either side of the 6 a.m. to
10 p.m. timeframe after we’ve collected
more statistics, it will be considered,”
she said. “As it stands, the new Valley
Hi hours will be the status quo although
we will be monitoring its effect.”
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MIGRATION from P1
plications, he added.
Additionally, Microsoft Windows
7 features improved boot times and
sleep/resume functions.
So while
Vista users wasted a lot of time staring at a load screen, Windows 7 users
should experience much faster startups. The new operating system also
features a simplified search function,
which makes finding documents, media and other files much easier, said
the captain.
Significant improvements in its
structure help Windows 7 reduce vulnerabilities and enhance cyberspace
security, he said. “It has also made
many of its security functions more
transparent so the user has fewer interruptions and a better experience.”
But, “to get all of these great benefits, we have to get through the migration first,” said Col. Roy Jones, 802nd
CS commander. “One of our biggest
challenges during our migration to
Vista was maintaining mission readiness. It will be no different this time
around with Windows 7.”
A key to mission readiness is having
customers backup their data prior to
migration, he said.
TALESPINNER
“While we are working with deployment methods that retain data
and restore it under the new operating system, there are always going to
be some glitches,” said Colonel Jones.
“To make sure users are able to get
back to full mission capability as fast
as possible, all files should be backed
up just to be safe.”
A second key to readiness is identifying systems that run non-standard
applications, which may be incompatible with Windows 7.
“Prior to migration, these applications need to be tested to ensure
there is minimal mission impact from
this transition,” said Captain Bachran. “Unfortunately, some systems
will have to wait for these applications to be updated before they can
migrate.”
Eligible computers will migrate to
Windows 7 between now and October.
“So if you haven’t yet, you will soon
be seeing Windows 7 on a workstation
near you,” he added.
For more information or to find out
when your computer will migrate to
SDC 3.1 and Windows 7, contact your
unit computer systems technician.
(Courtesy of 802nd Communications Squadron)
JANUARY 7, 2011
SURPRISE PROMOTION
Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Douglas Carrigan
Col. Kevin Wooton, 67th Network Warfare Wing commander, and Chief Master
Sgt. Mark Renninger, 67th NWW command chief, surprise Staff Sgt. Gaebriel
Hernandez with a promotion to technical sergeant through the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program at Randolph AFB, Dec. 29. Each year, the Air Force
authorizes senior commanders to select a very limited number of Airmen with
exceptional potential for promotion under the STEP program. Sergeant Hernandez
is the Systems Management NCO in charge for the 561st Network Operations
Squadron’s Detachment 2 at Randolph.
JANUARY 7, 2011
HEROES from P2
to just feel passionate about
your job; you want to put passion into it.
Passion does not go unnoticed; people will see how well
you do your job and your attitude toward it. They will see
that even if a task is hard you
don’t give in; you apply yourself even more to overcome
it. They will notice your drive
and your motivation, and
admire how dedicated you
are to your job. Your passion
will rub off on these heroes,
making them look forward to
coming to work not just on
Monday, but every day.
As we begin our New Year,
my PEP meter is fueled with
expectation and anticipation of the many new and as
yet unreached personal and
professional goals, and I look
forward to celebrating your
successes. Santa assured me
that all gifts were delivered
and, as my Wingman, he will
help you reach this same
level of commitment and PEP
throughout 2011 and beyond.
TALESPINNER
FIRST BABY
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Courtesy photo
Airman 1st Class Brooke Borges (right) holds her baby boy, Elijah, Jan. 1 at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Elijah was the first baby born on Lackland
in 2011, arriving at 1:31 a.m. Airman Borges’ husband, Edward (left), holds a gift package from the Wilford Hall obstetrics ward staff. Airman
Borges is assigned to the Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph AFB.
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BMT HONORS
TALESPINNER
Congratulations to the following 65 Airmen for being
selected as honor graduates
among 684 trainees graduating today:
Daniel Wantz
Flight 074
Eleazar Bejasa
Maurice Ojwang
Michael Tyler
320th Training Squadron
Flight 071
Poll Duran
Jason Fasick
Matthew Gee
Eric Marcarian
Flight 072
Daniel Kelly
Chase Watkins
322nd Training Squadron
Flight 077
Eric Purcell
Nathan Rhinehart
Flight 078
Trevor Austin
Jacob Barnett
Moises Gonzalez
Ryan Henderson
Christopher Murdock
Alan Potts
Evan Seeley
Zachary Simon
321st Training Squadron
Flight 073
Andrew Asper
Justin Deeprai
Jacob Edwards
Andrew Guise
Andrew Kiel
Timothy Martin
Joashua Mendez
323rd Training Squadron
Flight 069
Ryan Branham
Patrick Burns
Ross Ediger
Tadd Herman
Justin King
Olukayode Sonubi
Andrew Spaulding
Flight 070
Brett Daniel
Matthew Engelbrecht
David Gallego
Colin James
Zachary Morgason
Robert Schreiner
324th Training Squadron
Flight 079
Thomas Allen
Khary Cook
Robert Eason
Ian England
Donald Lord
Matthew Pollard
James Suszynski
Zachary Ziolkowski
Flight 080
Dylan Rose
Pisay Suzuki
JANUARY 7, 2011
326th Training Squadron
Flight 075
Jacob Montgomery
James O’Daniel
Joshua Pate
Brandon Robertson
Alexander Seguin
Matthew Storie
Brayden Van Bever
Matthew Watson
Flight 076
Catherine Cabaniss
Kimberly Fairfield
Amanda Lloyd
Morgan Murray
Kellyann Novak
Maria Wible
Most Physically Fit
Male Airmen
Daniel Lesuer, 331st
TRS, Flight 067
Brandon Curtis, 320th
TRS, Flight 071
Female Airmen
Jessica Linton, 326th
TRS, Flight 076
Katherine Thornton,
331st TRS, Flight 068
Male Flights
320th TRS, Flight 072
320th TRS, Flight 071
Female Flights
331st TRS, Flight 068
324th TRS, Flight 080
331st Training Squadron
Flight 067
Kurt Smith
Top Academic Flights
320th TRS, Flight 071
324th TRS, Flight 079
Top BMT Airman
Andrew Kiel, 321st TRS,
Flight 073
Lackland Airmen Complete ALS
Congratulations to the
following Joint Base San
Antonio Airmen who graduated from Airman Leadership
School Dec. 15.
3rd Combat Camera Squadron
Jonathan Ornelaz
311th Air Base Group
Nathaniel Meno
37th Training Support
Squadron
Elizabeth McKee
453rd Electronic Warfare
Squadron
Lupe White
502nd Air Base Wing
John Wright
Floriendo Maruzzo
543rd Support Squadron
William Cintron
Byron Foster
Andrew Gogue
559th Aerospace Medicine
Squadron
Krystal Granada
Doris Elonu
Tara Richardson
559th Medical Operations
Squadron
Nicole Wainwright
Jennifer Gesmundo
Tyler White
Tiffany Wright
59th Clinical Support Group
Jonathan Gottwald
59th Medical Inpatient
Squadron
Ashley Lee
Douglas Rozelle
59th Dental Squadron
Angelique Pedrianes
Timothy Wright
59th Dental Group
Heather Schoenberger
59th Dental Support Squadron
Latisha Wood
59th Dental Training Squadron
Jessie Henderson
Cody Pate
59th Inpatient Operations
Group
April Martinez
Cynthia Moreno
59th Maternal Child Care
Squadron
Zachary Pingree
Angela Seibold
59th Medical Logistics and
Readiness Squadron
Brandon Foster
Squadron
Andrew Leblanc
690th Network Support
Squadron
Jeanette Collins
802nd Communications
Squadron
Kaylon Dunn
Elizabeth Lopez
59th Medical Operations
Squadron
Jeremy Cook
Valerie Holmberg
Adrian Hernandez Luna
802nd Comptroller Squadron
Manuel Mena
59th Medical Support
Squadron
Eliza Zamora
802nd Force Support Squadron
Nicholas Coffin
59th Radiology Squadron
Scott Hoppe
Renko Ramos
Anthony Wainwright
802nd Logistics Readiness
Squadron
Christina Berriosrichard
Ida Rice
59th Surgical Inpatient
Squadron
Vennezia Jackson
802nd Security Forces
Squadron
Victavian Allen
Jason Bonney
Steve Forlong
Michael Harvey
Matthew Hayden
Natividad Jurado
Tyler Miller
59th Surgical Operations
Squadron
Ignasio Sifuentez
67th Network Warfare Wing
Ananias Ross
68th Network Warfare
92nd Information Operations Squadron
Juan Rodriguez
Air Force Intelligence,
Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency
Lance Allen
Daniel Gamboa
Matthew Heckman
Sarah Heckman
Zachary Mais
Javis Mike
Adam Woolfenden
Air Force Defense Language
Institute
Yesika Diaz Moreno
Electronic Systems Center
Brittanie McDuffie
Jerry Sanchez
Defense Media Activity San
Antonio
Christopher Griffin
Award winners
John L. Levitow
Cody Pate
Commandant Award
Victavian Allen
Distinguished Graduate
Lance Allen
Sarah Heckman
Javis Mike
John Wright
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TALESPINNER
JANUARY 7, 2011
Gateway Showcase
Photo by Alan Boedeker
Senior Airman Elizabeth Baratta, 802nd Security Forces Squadron, and Terry Miller, manager of police services, review the base community policing instructions. Airman Baratta is
the 802nd SFS community policing coordinator.
Senior Airman Elizabeth Baratta: 802nd
Security Forces Squadron
Duty title: Community Policing Coordinator
Time in service: Four years
Hometown: Pennsauken, N.J.
Family: Mom, brother and fiance
What do you enjoy most about your
job? It’s been fun interacting with the
base community and others outside of
the career field. I’ve made contacts in
all sorts of different base agencies like
the Health and Wellness Center, public affairs, Balfour Beatty Communities
and the Lackland Independent School
District, as well as outside the base in
local schools and the San Antonio Police
Department. Community policing has
been a great opportunity to network and
get involved in base events.
How does your job contribute to the
overall success of Lackland’s mission? I
think it’s very important for the community to trust their law enforcement
partners. I consider the community
policing coordinator to be the ambassador from our police force to the rest of
the base. Each week I give the security
forces Right Start briefing, and I get to
see all the new faces that come to Lackland – that’s the start of building trust.
Coordinating and providing support to
other base events helps as well, and
every volunteer opportunity to speak at a
school, bring McGruff to a base hous-
ing event, or helping solve issues for a
base housing resident keeps building the
relationship.
What accomplishment during your
career are you most proud of? In October, I had the opportunity to work with
my counterparts across Joint Base San
Antonio, as well as San Antonio Police
Department, Balfour Beatty Communities, and several other base agencies
to coordinate the 2010 National Night
Out event. Lackland had a stellar event
that included games, a military working dog demonstration, and free food
for the base community. Getting everyone for a night out against crime, and
contributing to San Antonio’s national
first place award for National Night Out,
was definitely a highlight for my years at
Lackland.
Supervisor’s comments: “Senior Airman
Elizabeth Baratta provides amazing support to the Lackland community through
the Police Services Community Policing Program. She has initiated a wide
variety of activities from the McGruff
program to Operation ID boosting the
relationship between the military/civilian
community, security forces and local police. Bottom line – Airman Baratta brings
a smile to everyone she touches through
her caring leadership and top-notch
customer service,”
– Scott Streton
802nd SFS resource protection manager
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TALESPINNER
JANUARY 7, 2011
MLK Day
Living the Dream: Walking in Love
By Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Shon Neyland
Lackland Wing Chaplain
Each year the nation pauses in January to celebrate and remember the life
and times of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Dr. King stood for change and
hope in the midst of a world that was
filled with despair.
What can we learn from the legacy
of Dr. King? The permanent national
theme is, “Remember, Celebrate, Act. A
Day On, Not a Day Off.”
We can best pay tribute to Dr. King
by carrying out his dream for equality
of all mankind. His dream was to live in
a nation where all men and women are
free. He believed that all men are created equal and have the innate ability
to achieve and succeed in life if given
chance.
Dr. King often spoke about love being the key ingredient that bonds human beings together despite ethnic,
racial, and cultural differences. Among
other things, we help keep the dream
alive by treating each other with kindness and love. Unconditional love was
the key to the nonviolence that propelled
the Civil Rights movement. It was love
that moved the conscience of a nation
and ultimately the world.
Dr. King was a great man of faith
and often relied on the Holy Scriptures
for guidance. Love is defined quite eloquently in the thirteenth chapter of the
first book of Corinthians:
“Love is patient, love is kind, it does
not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud,
it is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is
not easily angered, it keeps no record of
wrongs, love does not delight in evil but
rejoices with the truth, it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and
always perseveres. Love never fails.”
Further, it was love that helped end
the overt segregation that America once
had to deal with. It was love that helped
forge the way ahead for voting rights,
equal education, and fair housing.
I submit that it is love for justice, righteousness, and goodness for all that we
continue to defend our nation and the
world against terrorism. This love can
be personalized when we reach out to
one another.
May I encourage you to take a moment out of your busy schedules and
check in with your Wingman and make
sure they are doing okay – that is the
essence of love. We can, together, build a
stronger America and military because
there is love and strength in diversity.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Day
luncheon is Jan. 14, 11 a.m. at
the Gateway Club. The luncheon
celebrating the memory and
achievements of Dr. King will
include southern food, gospel
music, rendition, and guest
speaker Maj. Gen. Alfred Stewart, Air Force Personnel Center
commander. Tickets are $5. For
more information or to purchase
tickets, call the Hope Chapel,
671-2941, the Freedom Chapel,
671-4208, the Wing Chaplain’s Office, 671-4101, or the Wilford Hall
Chapel, 292-7272.
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Medical records system enhances patient care
Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy Bellamy
59th Medical Wing Public Affairs
A new electronic medical record system is enhancing patient
care at Wilford Hall Medical Center.
Essentris is an electronic healthcare record management system
which is specifically designed
for inpatient care and will allow
health care providers instant access to inpatient records between
Wilford Hall Medical Center and
Brooke Army Medical Center at
nearby Fort Sam Houston.
The system is being implemented in phases across the entire Department of Defense. Once fully
implemented here, it will allow
for more seamless care between
WHMC and BAMC and will help
standardize documentation and
improve efficiency.
“Information that is input into
the system becomes immediately
available to other team members
at any terminal in the facility so
that a nutritionist, pharmacist,
physical therapist or other consultants can all access the same
record and assist in the care of
the patient,” said Col. Markham
Brown, the deputy chief of medical staff for the 59th Medical
Wing.
“It will facilitate accurate communication for the care of inpatients between all members of the
medical team,” Colonel Brown
said.
“Essentris allows us to have an
inpatient medical records system
that can be accessed from either
WHMC or BAMC, as we will share
the same technology platform,
improving real time access to inpatient information and patient
safety,” said Maj. Jay Ludescher,
the 59th MDW chief information
officer.
According to Colonel Brown,
important data such as vital signs,
lab studies, x-rays and other information are all fed into the
system to help give an accurate
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each patient.
“Upon discharge, important information with respect to the care
of the patient during their hospital stay can be reviewed during
follow-up care in the clinic and
improve the care of that patient,”
Colonel Brown said.
Some high interest areas the
system will encompass are critical care, acute care, labor and
delivery, postpartum, nursery,
medical surgical and emergency
departments.
“The system is user friendly
and easy to use,” said Capt. Mark
Jimenez, a psychiatric nurse in
the 59th MDW inpatient psychiatric ward, the first unit to use
the new data system.
Many providers already are
familiar with the system so the
transition will not require a lot of
changes, according to Ruth Liggins, Essentris training specialist.
Training is under way and continues throughout January.
Capt. Mark Jimenez, 59th Inpatient Psychiatric Ward, uses
Essentris, a new inpatient electronic medical record system
at Wilford Hall Medical Center. The program allows health
care professionals instant access to inpatient records between
WHMC and Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston.
The psychiatric ward was the first unit in WHMC to go live with
the program Nov. 30.
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JANUARY 7, 2011
AFISRA adds to legacy of excellence
By Wayne Amann
AF ISR Agency Public Affairs
For the 10th time in its six-plus decades, the Air
Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Agency has been awarded the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, this time for the headquarters staff functions responsible for substantial
transformation efforts during the award period.
The award was presented to AF ISR Agency Commander Maj. Gen. Bradley Heithold during a special
combined Headquarters Air Force A-2 and agency
commanders’ call Dec. 16. Lt. Gen. Larry James, incoming Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance
and Reconnaissance, Headquarters United States
Air Force, Washington, D.C., presented the award.
“You deserve this recognition because you are the
reason we are the best,” General Heithold told the
gathering of headquarters staffers. “You can be proud
of what you do every day because it saves lives.”
The award was given for exceptionally meritorious service from June 1, 2007 to May 31, 2009. Also
present at the ceremony was Lt. Gen. Craig Koziol,
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence)
for Joint/Coalition Warfight Support, Washington,
D.C., who was the agency commander during the
award period. Generals James and Heithold cited
Photo by Ted Koniares
Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Agency Commander Maj. Gen. Bradley Heithold reacts after
being presented with the Air Force Organizational Excellence
Award Dec. 16 by Lt. Gen. Larry James, Deputy Chief of
Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U. S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
his leadership as the prime reason for the award.
The citation read in part ... “Headquarters Air
Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Agency effectively organized, trained, equipped and
maintained combat-ready ISR forces to support two
overseas contingency operations, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM, and other critical national security activities around the world. This exceptionally meritorious service from the Air Force’s
premier multi-disciplined, war fighting intelligence
organization ... significantly affected the success of
numerous combat and special forces operations.”
“I see what you bring to the fight every day
and it’s eyewatering,” General James said.
“You folks provide the leadership and reachback, and that’s what this (award) reflects.”
General James noted that the agency’s strategic priorities are mirrored in General Heithold’s
key tenets: ISR is operations, not solely support to
operations; ISR is domain neutral, focused on capabilities and effects, not platforms; and people,
partnerships and collaboration are key to success.
“Our headquarters staff is hardwired to yes and
operates at the speed of war,” General Heithold told
the standing-room-only crowd. “It’s a privilege to lead
you during a time of continued growth in excellence.”
The AFOEA, authorized on Aug. 26, 1969, recognizes
Air Force internal organizations within larger organizations. They are unique, unnumbered organizations
or activities that perform functions normally accomplished by numbered wings, groups or squadrons.
JANUARY 7, 2011
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Library offers scholarship fair
By Sharon Amann
Lackland Library
Parents looking for ways to pay
for their children’s escalating education costs can do some homework of
their own away from home.
The Lackland Library will host its
second Scholarship Fair Saturday at
2 p.m. to help parents learn about
scholarship and grant opportunities
available on and off base.
“We had our first scholarship fair
last year and it was wildly successful,” said Lackland Library Director Lenore Shapiro. “There were
so many people who needed this
information and we want to help
again by having representatives of
scholarship granting organizations
tell how much money they’re giving
and how to get it.”
What many students and parents
don’t know is there are many private and local fraternal and service
organizations who give yearly scholarships to students.
Scholarship Fair organizer Karen
Allen-Mirabeau learned that valuable lesson about the organizations
attending the upcoming fair.
“Quite a few have not been able
to give away their scholarships because no one knew about it to apply,” she said. “We want as many
organizations as possible to talk to
the Lackland community about what
they are doing to help deserving
young people further their education. It’s a win-win situation.”
Families looking for scholarships
and financial aid should first file
their income taxes as early as possible because the tax return information is required for filling out the
Free Application for Federal Student
Aid.
This application is used by all
colleges and universities to decide
financial aid packages, including
grants and scholarships for incoming students.
For more Scholarship Fair information, call 671-3610.
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Photo by Alan Boedeker
First Lt. Kathleen Hensley (right),
59th Medical Support Squadron,
and a group of Junior ROTC cadets
from Coldspring-Oakhurst High
School visit the Air Force Security
Forces Museum during a tour of
Lackland Dec. 3. Lieutenant Hensley is a volunteer escort with the
base tour program.
By Mike Joseph
Staff Writer
Every week, family and friends of Airmen
descend on Lackland by the thousands for basic
military training graduation activities.
Coupled with being the home of Air Force
Basic Military Training and the “Gateway to the
Air Force,” an expanded variety of missions have
increased the public’s interest to visit Lackland.
Local schools, junior ROTC and ROTC units make
regular requests for group tours of the base.
To assist in meeting those requests, a pool of
Airmen has volunteered to support public affairs
staff as tour guides.
“It was the best day of my Air Force career,”
said 1st Lt. Kathleen Hensley after recently guiding a local JROTC group around base.
“I had a great group of kids and they were really eager to learn,” she said. “They were excited
to be here and eager for me to share (my Air
Force experience). They asked a lot of questions.”
Lieutenant Hensley, 59th Medical Wing personnel center chief, is one of five trained volunteer
base guides. She found the experience both informative and inspirational.
“I learned things about Lackland I didn’t know
and I’ve been here six months,” Lieutenant Hensley said. “To spend the day with those kids, who
have so much hope, was a good reminder of (why
I joined the Air Force). I can’t wait to do it again.”
Volunteer Airmen have an opportunity to share
their stories with area youth while giving back to
the community at the same time, said 1st Lt. Natassia Cherne, 502nd Public Affairs OL-A deputy
chief, who oversees the office’s civic outreach
element.
In the past year, 22 base tours were given
to JROTC and ROTC units, reunion groups and
schools, in addition to 11 scheduled monthly
tours.
“We’d like a larger pool of volunteers because
Air Force-wide, manning is low and deployment
is high,” she said. “It’s important that these young
men and women in JROTC and ROTC get the right
picture of what the military is about and what it
can do for them.
“We need volunteers to take the training, then
share their Air Force experience while conducting
a tour. Lackland has excellent company and field
grade officers, NCOs and senior NCOs out there
who would make great tour guides.”
For Lieutenant Hensley, her participation in the
program breaks the office routine.
“I’m married to my computer most of the time
or at a meeting in someone else’s office,” she said.
“It was nice to spend a day out and about on
base.”
Lieutenant Cherne said most JROTC and ROTC
tours fall on Friday. The Friday tours attend BMT
graduation, stop at the base exchange and military clothing stores, eat in a base dining facility,
and if time allows, visit the USAF Airman Heritage
Museum or the Lackland Security Forces Museum.
She also said some tours include a military
working dog demonstration by the 802nd Security
Forces Squadron. The lieutenant added she hoped
to make the 3rd Combat Camera Squadron a future tour destination.
Airmen interested in being a volunteer base
tour guide can contact Lieutenant Cherne at 6715053 or via e-mail with their contact information.
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Photo by Robbin Cresswell
Col. William H. Mott V, 37th Training Wing commander, tries one of
the new flight simulators at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy
Dec. 16. The new simulators create a more realistic environment
for students and instructors.
By Mike Joseph
Staff Writer
There’s a good reason for excitement around
the 318th Training Squadron’s Training Operations
Flight.
Receiving the latest equipment and technology
to replace older training tools tends to generate enthusiasm and energize both students and
instructors.
The excitement stems from the recent installation of new computer-based flight simulators, an
upgraded tool for students from Inter-American
Air Forces Academy partner nations enrolled in
the instrument procedures course. The course
provides students a foundation in flying aircraft by
instrument flight rules.
“It’s been a long time coming – we’ve needed
this,” said Maj. Jorge Nunez, 318th TRS Training Operations Flight commander. “This is going
to benefit both the students and the instructors.
When the student finishes the course, he’s going to
be a much better prepared pilot.”
While the simulators have helped create this euphoria for the flight commander and the course’s
guest instructors, it will be off the charts once they
are fully integrated into the curriculum during the
coming year.
Capt. Eduardo Nanclares, a certified guest in-
structor from the Argentina air force, said the new
simulator creates an improved environment for
students and instructors.
“The interface for the instructor is a lot simpler,” said Captain Nanclares before he recently
returned to Argentina after teaching the course for
three years. “It does enhance the student’s experience.”
Two older simulators still in use while the new
equipment is integrated into the course require
two students to operate. The cockpits of the older
simulators are enclosed and make it difficult for
an instructor to observe. The new simulators have
three large screens designed for one student, and
can be placed in an open area for easy instructor access. Major Nunez said the new simulators
change a student’s mentality from two seats with
assistance to a single seat where a student is more
one-on-one with the instructor.
“(The new simulators) are much more realistic,”
Major Nunez said, “including the weather environment. The fidelity of the control will be almost
identical to (the way) a real aircraft (behaves).”
In addition to better preparing students to fly
ISR with an instructor upon return to their home
country, the new simulators come with Global
Positioning System training, a common student
request.
“Students ask about GPS and we’ve been unable
to provide that in the classroom because (the old
simulators) don’t have it,” said Lt. Col. Clifford
Rich, 318th TRS commander. “Now they’ll have it
and it will enhance what the student is learning.”
Updates and maintenance of the new simulators
are another advantage over the MSDOS-based and
Windows 95 systems in the older simulators.
“If something breaks (in the older simulators), I
don’t know how long it would take to be fixed or
even if it could be,” Major Nunez said. “With the
new computer-based simulators, if one goes down
we could buy a new computer, load the software
and crank it up.
“The down time goes from an unknown to very
quick, possibly within days.”
Students attending the 11-week course, available for 10 students three times a year, are from
Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and national police
in partner nations. Most have little experience flying IFR.
The course has three blocks. In the first block,
students learn instruments, flight maneuvers and
procedures before applying those theories on a
simulator. The second block involves more advanced maneuvers and procedures on a simulator.
The third block is in-depth flight instrument procedures and rules to insure students know all the
techniques used in the Air Force and understand
the IFR concept.
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Air Force implements new transition program
By Staff Sgt. Kimberly Moore
81st Training Wing Public Affairs
The Air Force’s new technical training transition program
was recently implemented, after
test periods at Keesler Air Force
Base, Miss., and Goodfellow Air
Force Base, Texas.
“Over the past 18 years, the
enlisted phase program had
transformed into a bloated management tool used to control
and manage Airmen,” said Chief
Master Sgt. Edward Bradley, the
training chief of 2nd Air Force’s
military, in explaining why the
change was necessary.
In an effort to create a more
descriptive way to explain the
duties of their position, military training leaders have gone
through a few title changes, from
student training adviser to military training managers to MTLs.
“Unfortunately, the management philosophy did not change
with the titles, so a new transition program was developed,” the
chief said.
The new transition program
will better help Airmen ease into
the Air Force lifestyle. A few noticeable differences between the
old program and the new are the
number of phases, phase backs,
MTL workload, physical training
testing and tobacco use.
“Previously, in the three-phase
system, if an Airman met all requirements, Phase II was granted on day 15 and Phase III was
granted on day 36,” Chief Bradley
explained. “The new two-phase
transition program uses an initial transition period and an advanced transition period that
employs a core values approach
to adapt Airmen to the military
lifestyle.
“During the ITP, the goals are
to indoctrinate a technical training lifestyle, set the standard and
define expectations,” he said.
“Airmen must meet requirements
such as excelling in performance
in dormitory and dress and appearance inspections, display
knowledge of the unit mission
and core values and exhibit academic excellence prior to transitions into the ATP.
“During the ATP, MTLs will
continuously monitor and mentor, focusing on the whole Airman,” he said. “They will inspire
Airmen’s behavior through their
own actions and rehabilitate Airmen when required, providing
appropriate counseling.
“The new program allows MTLs
to act as leaders rather than just
managers, to get away from their
desk to provide more supervision
and utilize their personal and
military experiences while mentoring,” Chief Bradley said.
Once Airmen reach the ATP,
they’ll remain there. Gone are the
fears of phase backs, in which a
student would be reassigned to a
previously completed phase and
have to re-accomplish requirements to “phase up,” he said.
“Phase backs will no longer
be in place,” Chief Bradley said.
“Rather, those identified would
undergo a remedial transition period which will run parallel with
their current ITP or ATP. The
specifically identified behavior
will be focused on and corrected. MTLs will work in conjunction
with squadron senior leadership
to tailor corrective measures.”
The remedial transition period,
a temporary measure tailored to
raise performance to meet standards, should last no more than
15 calendar days, officials said. A
flight chief may extend the RTP
another 15 days, not to exceed
30 consecutive days. Subsequent
See TRANSITION P16
Stay up-to-date during special events and rough skies.
Call 671-NEWS
Photo by Kemberly Groue
Students in the 336th Training Squadron march toward the
Triangle after classes with their military training leader, Tech.
Sgt. Terrance Boyd. A new technical training managment system was implemented by 2nd Air Force Nov. 15.
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Lackland Conservation Corner
SAVE ENERGY!
During the winter season,
reset your thermostat
from 72 degrees to
65 degrees for eight
hours a day – for
instance, while no
one is home or
while everyone is tucked
in bed. You can cut your
heating bill by up to 10
percent.
TRANSITION from P15
RTPs may be applied whenever
performance falls below standards.
Workloads of MTLs will also
change. To allow MTLs to better
interact and lead, a unit may have
to initiate three work shifts.
Additionally, with academic
success as a requirement to advance into ATP, MTLs will have
to work closely with the Airmen’s
academic instructors.
“Previously, there was little to
no interaction between the two,”
Chief Bradley said.
“Through the old phase system, Airmen took physical training tests to ‘phase up’ and prior
to departing for their first duty
station,” he noted. “In the new
transition program, Airmen will
take monthly PT appraisals and
PT three days per week.”
Another noticeable change
JANUARY 7, 2011
from the phase system to the
transition program is the smoking policy. Under the old phase
program, students weren’t allowed to smoke on base.
“Not allowing students to smoke
presented a huge obstacle with
our local communities,” Chief
Bradley said. “Unfortunately, Airmen were smoking right outside
the gates or in front of people’s
residences. They were also smoking in the woods and dormitories,
creating a fire hazard. With the
new program, students can use
tobacco in designated tobacco
use areas within their training
area during non-academic hours
and while not in uniform.”
Students smoking, PT standards, phases and MTL workloads are just a few areas undergoing changes with the new
transition program, and tweaks
are expected to be made.
“This is the way we’re going
to do business,” the chief said.
“Are there things that’ll have to
be tweaked? Yes. However, we
need to implement and give the
program a chance.
“While in ‘tech training,’ Airmen will employ the skills taught
in basic military training,” Chief
Bradley stated. “Furthermore,
they have a responsibility to continue to learn and adapt to the
military profession while conforming to military standards and
customs and courtesies, all in a
manner commensurate with the
Air Force core values.”
“On the surface, the students
will love the new program because they see privileges granted
at an earlier stage,” he added.
“However, upon completion of
technical training, they will have
experienced an MTL who has actually mentored and led them. It
should be a positive, long-lasting
impression on their careers.”
JOGGING RULES OF THE ROAD:
Wearing portable headphones, earphones, or other
listening devices while operating a motor vehicle, running,
jogging, walking, bicycling, or skating on Lackland
roadways and sidewalks is
PROHIBITED.
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COMMUNITY
Local
BRIEFS
THRIFT SHOP BAG SALE
The Lackland Thrift Shop bag sale
is Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
For more information, contact
the thrift shop at 671-3600, e-mail
[email protected] or visit
the website at www.lacklandosc.org.
MEDIATION TRAINING CLASS
The Alamo Federal Executive
Board will sponsor a free week-long
mediation training class Feb. 7-11
at Randolph Air Force Base for
volunteers interested in serving as
mediators for San Antonio federal
agencies.
The registration deadline is Jan.
14. Applications and more information are available at http://
sanantoniofeb.org.
AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
The Lackland Retiree Activities
Office is sponsoring a safe driver
program by the American Association
of Retired Persons on Jan. 15, 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m., at Freedom Chapel.
Participants will receive a certificate for completing the class, which
makes them eligible for a possible
reduction in their automobile insurance premium. The course is good
for three years.
Cost is $12 for AARP members
with their membership card and $14
for non-members.
For more information, contact the
Retiree Activities Office at 6712728 or B.J. Laymon after 1 p.m. at
Freedom Chapel, 671-4208.
on Jan. 19, 8 a.m., Bldg. 5160,
second floor commander’s conference
room.
The class covers introduction to
supply, bench stock and Block III
supplemental training for supply
custodians.
For class registration, call 6713803.
LRS CUSTOMER SERVICE
Lackland Officers’ Spouses’ Club
scholarship applications are available online at the LOSC website.
High school students or spouses
of military officers and enlisted
personnel permanently assigned to
Lackland are eligible.
Submission deadline is April 1,
2011.
To download the application, visit
www.lacklandosc.org.
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.
LRS SCHEDULES SUPPLY TRAINING
NUTRITION CLASS
LOSC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
The 802nd Logistics Readiness
Squadron’s equipment management
element will conduct supply training
The Wilford Hall Medical Center
Diabetes Center of Excellence will
hold a nutrition class Jan. 27,
noon to 1 p.m., on healthy recipe
modifications. Contact Jennifer Miller
at 292-1599 for more information or
to sign up.
SATELLITE PHARMACY CHANGES HOURS
New hours for the Lackland satellite pharmacy are Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, for customer
prescription pickup only. The change
was effective Jan. 1.
For more information, contact
Maj. Suzana Oh at 292-2218.
SCHOOL RE-ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A new Department of Education
provision requires academic schools
participating in Title IV Federal
student aid program to re-admit
servicemembers with the same
academic status they held when last
attending their institution.
For more information, contact
the 802nd Force Support Squadron’s
Education Center at 671-2896.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ONLINE
The 2011-2012 General Henry
CHAPEL SERVICES
Christian
Catholic
Monday-Friday:
Freedom Chapel
Mass, 11:30 a.m.
Wilford Hall Chapel
Mass, 11 a.m
Saturday:
Freedom Chapel
Confessions, 4:45 p.m.
Mass, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday:
Freedom Chapel
Religious Education, 9 a.m.
Mass, 11 a.m.
Hope Chapel
Hispanic Mass, 9:15 a.m.
Wilford Hall Chapel
Mass, 3 p.m.
Orthodox
Sunday:
Airmen Memorial Chapel
Divine Liturgy, 9:30 a.m.
Religious Education,
10:45 a.m.
Protestant
Sunday:
Airmen Memorial Chapel
Liturgical Service, 8 a.m.
For more information,
contact the chapel staff:
Freedom Chapel • 671-4208
Gateway Chapel • 671-2911
Hope Chapel • 671-2941
WHMC Chapel • 292-7373
Hope Chapel
Spanish Contemporary,
12:45 p.m.
Contemporary, 10:45 a.m.
a.m.
Wednesday and
Thursday:
Bible Study, 6 p.m.
Freedom Chapel
Contemporary Service,
9:30 a.m.
Gospel Service, 12:30
p.m.
Children’s Church
provided
Religious Education, 11
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.
H. Arnold education grant program
application is available online at the
Air Force Aid Society website.
Need-based grants of $2,000 are
available to dependent children of
active duty, Title 10 Reservists on
extended active duty, Title 32 AGR
performing full-time active duty, retirees, retired Reserve and deceased
Air Force members.
Spouses of active duty members
and surviving spouses of deceased
personnel are also eligible.
The application deadline is March
11, 2011. For more information or
to download the application, visit
http://www.afas.org.
VIDEO GAMES AVAILABLE
The Lackland library now has
video games available for checkout.
For information, call 671-3610.
FAULTY POWER STRIP INCIDENTS
The Lackland Fire Department has
issued a warning on FI Electronics
EFI power tracker P50ES (P-50ES)
surge suppressors dated 1998 that
caused three recent fires in Dallas.
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 Officers’ Spouses’ Club
Lackland Public website
My Air Force Life
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
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What’s Happening �
JAN. 10
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 their
separation.
For more information, call 6713722.
rehabilitation and how it works.
For more information, call 6713722.
PRE-SEPARATION RETIREES CLASS
A mandatory counseling class for
pre-separation retirees is Tuesday, 9
a.m. to noon, at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 1249.
Attendees will be briefed about
benefits and services.
For more information, call 6713722.
JAN. 11
RESUME WRITING CLASS
PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL
A resume writing class is Tuesday,
1-3 p.m., at the Airman and Family
Readiness Center, Bldg. 1249.
For more information or to register,
call 671-3722.
Protestant Women of the Chapel
meets for Bible study Tuesday, 10
a.m., at Freedom Chapel with children
ministry during the meeting.
� Family Support Events
MONTHLY MEETINGS
ENLISTED SPOUSES’ CLUB
The Lackland Enlisted Spouses’ Club meets every third Tuesday of the
month at the AFRC, Bldg. 1249. A holiday meal and children’s activities will be
provided. For more information, visit www.lacklandesc.org.
OFFICERS’ SPOUSES’ CLUB
The Lackland Officers’ Spouses’ Club meets every third Tuesday of the
month at the Kelly Club. 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.
TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
A disability transition assistance
program seminar is Tuesday, 11 a.m.
to noon, at the Airman and Family
Readiness Center, Bldg. 1249.
The seminar is for separating
or retiring personnel on vocational
A three-day transition assistance
program for separating or retiring
military personnel is Tuesday through
Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. each
day, at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Bldg. 1249.
LIFE AND STRESS CLASS
A life and stress class is
Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m., at the
Airman and Family Readiness Center,
Bldg. 1249.
For more information, call 6713722.
JAN. 13
The program is presented by the
Department of Labor and the Texas
Workforce Commission. It focuses on
how to job search and related topics.
For more information, call 6713722.
station personal finance management
class is Wednesday, 8-10:30 a.m.,
at the Airman and Family Readiness
Center, Bldg. 1249.
For more information, call 6713722.
JAN. 12
RIGHT START ORIENTATION
A resume preparation class is
Thursday, 6-8 p.m., at the Lackland
Library.
The class will teach different
styles and content of resume writing.
For more information or to register
for the class, call 671-3610.
Right Start orientation, a class
designed for Lackland newcomers, is
PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL
JAN. 11-13
DISABILITY TAP SEMINAR
Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the
Gateway Club.
For more information, call 6713722.
FIRST DUTY STATION CLASS
A mandatory officer’s first duty
WWW.LACKLANDFSS.COM
RESUME PREPARATION CLASS
Protestant Women of the Chapel
meets for Bible study Thursday, 6
p.m., at Freedom Chapel.
For information, call 671-4208.
SPONSORSHIP TRAINING
Training for new sponsors along
with annual updates for sponsors previously trained is Thursday, 9-10 a.m.,
at the Airman and Family Readiness
Center, Bldg. 1249.
For information call 671-3722.
DISABILITY TAP SEMINAR
A disability transition assistance
program seminar is Thursday, 11 a.m.
to noon, at the Airman and Family
Readiness Center, Bldg. 1249.
The seminar is for separating
or retiring personnel on vocational
rehabilitation and how it works.
For more information, call 6713722.
JAN. 19
LPAG MEETING
Members of the Lackland Performing Arts Group meet Jan. 19, 6-7 p.m.,
at Arnold Hall Community Center. An
open microphone forum, follows the
meeting from 7-9 p.m.
For more information, call 6712619 or 671-2352.

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