AETC directs migration to Windows 7 - San Antonio Express-News
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 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 . 1 • J A N U A R Y 7 , 2 0 1 1 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 20 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- See MIGRATION P4 PAGE 2 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 Editorial staff BRIG. GEN. 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PAGE 3 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.” PAGE 4 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 PAGE 5 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. PAGE 6 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 PAGE 7 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 PAGE 8 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. JANUARY 7, 2011 TALESPINNER PAGE 9 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 Connect With Us! Lackland JBSA has entered the social networking scene Follow us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/ home.php?#!/pages/LacklandJBSA/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. picture of what is going on with 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. PAGE 10 TALESPINNER 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 TALESPINNER 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. PAGE 11 PAGE 12 TALESPINNER JANUARY 7, 2011 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. JANUARY 7, 2011 TALESPINNER PAGE 13 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. JANUARY 7, 2011 TALESPINNER PAGE 15 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. PAGE 16 TALESPINNER 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. JANUARY 7, 2011 TALESPINNER PAGE 17 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 www.MyAirForceLife.com PAGE 18 TALESPINNER JANUARY 7, 2011 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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