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Page 10 Friday, November 21, 2014 | THE EGLIN DISPATCH | Page Page | THE EGLIN DISPATCH | Friday, November 21, 2014 Tracey Steele Editor 315-4472 [email protected] Susan Fabozzi News Assistant 315-4450 [email protected] News (850) 315-4450 Fax: (850) 863-7834 E-mail: [email protected] Advertising 863-1111 Ext. 1341 Mail 2 Eglin Parkway NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 The Eglin Dispatch is published by the Northwest Florida Daily News, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Air Force. This publication’s content is not necessarily the official view of, or endorsed by, the U.S. government, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Air Force or Eglin Air Force Base. The official news source for Eglin Air Force Base is www.eglin.af.mil. The appearance of advertising in this publication does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. government, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base or the Northwest Florida Daily News for products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the Northwest Florida Daily News. Year No. 8 Edition No. 47 ‘Port Dawgs’ keep cargo, people moving By Kevin Gaddie Team Eglin Public Affairs By Lois Walsh Team Eglin Public Affairs W hether it’s cargo or passengers, the Air Terminal Operations and Passenger Travel Section of the 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron keep things moving. The section, which is housed in Eglin’s Readiness Center, provides a critical service to units here, including the 7th Special Forces Group (A). Units can’t move cargo or deploy troops without their help. The section’s primary responsibility is to load and offload cargo and passengers to and from aircraft that land here. It’s not unusual for C-5s, -17s, or -130s to arrive with tons of equipment or to stand ready to accept a load for delivery to an overseas location. The crew also inspects the cargo to ensure it meets safety of flight standards as designated in the regulations. According to Amy Taitague, section chief, the section’s “Port Dawgs” support a full spectrum of joint operations ranging from 7 SFG rotations to the training mission of the Joint Strike Fighter program. The Navy’s air logistics mission supplies key customers , transporting trainees of the F-35C Lightning variant. “Sometimes there’s not enough cargo to fill a mission and cargo is aggregated or combined from other bases going to the same location,” Taitague said. “That location is usually overseas in support of deployment missions or exercises.” Air transportation supervisor Tech Sgt. Courtney Lindenmuth said cargo sometimes comes from locations not far from Eglin, such as Tyndall, Robins, Lackland and Patrick AFB. At times, the cargo is unusual. “We’ve loaded staircase trucks for presidential support and a World War II gun that was going to the AF Museum at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio,” she said. Taitague said the section has to be flexible. Often mission times change and sometimes there’s not much notice as to when a plane might arrive; a C-5 expected from Ramstein, Germany, was recently ‘Street Smart’ program kicks off Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign Samuel King Jr. | USAF A 96th Test Wing front end loader picks up a metal cargo box after being offloaded from the 433rd Airlift Wing’s C-5 Galaxy at Eglin Air Force Base, Nov. 14. delayed a few weeks. That sometimes leads to a challenge as load teams can be scheduled to work a mission with very short notice. Working with the 7th is more predictable; section leaders meet with the Soldiers who can forecast out their rotations. On the AF side, requirements flow from units requiring support that are staffed through Eglin’s Deployment Control Center. The section moves an average of 160 tons of cargo and 570+ passengers per month, either through deployment or the Space Available Travel program. Working weekends, holidays and after normal duty hours is not unusual for the 27 military and civilians assigned to the section. A standard load team consists of six to seven people, and with two stand-by teams, they cover the operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The section utilizes unique See dawgs page 4 The annual Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign was held at the Enlisted Heritage Hall here Nov. 13. The campaign, presented by the 96th Test Wing safety office, reminds both Airmen and civilians about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; texting or e-mailing while driving; and not wearing seat belts. “The bottom line is I need you to be alive,” said Brig. Gen. David Harris, 96th Test Wing commander, in his opening remarks. “I need you to be able to do your mission. Your commanders, supervisors and families are all counting on you to be safe. Drinking or texting while driving distracts you from paying attention while on the road. If you become tired while driving, find somewhere safe to pull over until you’re able to continue. Please enjoy the holiday season, be safe and come back in 2015, ready to execute the mission even better than before.” Ralph Jimenez and Gregg McCarty, Florida Stay Alive From Education instructors, presented “Street Smart,” an hourlong program, that combined slides, video and audience participation to show real-life, often graphic accounts of people who suffered the consequences of Kevin Gaddie | USAF Brig. Gen. David Harris, 96th Test Wing commander, asks Airmen and civilians to be safe and make smart decisions during the “Street Smart” program at the Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign Nov. 13. driving after using alcohol or drugs. The S.A.F.E. instructors also presented options attendees could utilize to make rational, responsible choices for their safety and well-being. Airman 1st Class Andrew McWilliams, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was chosen from the audience to act as a car accident victim being transported to a hospital. During each step of the process, the instructors related the possible short and long-term scenarios he could face from suffering both internal and external injuries. While strapped to a spinal board with simulated intravenous tubes attached to him, McWilliams felt the gravity sink in of what could happen to him in a real accident. “It made me think about the consequences those Kevin Gaddie | USAF actions could have on my Airman 1st Class Andrew McWilliams is placed on a spinal board for transportation to friends and family,” the 19- a hospital by Greg McCarty, a Florida Stay Alive From Education instructor, as part of a year-old Gainesville native car accident victim demonstration. said. “It made me think more than twice about drinking and driving.” McCarty said the “Street Smart” program is designed to heighten safety awareness and prevent injuries and fatalities that can result from making poor choices. “We hope everyone who sees this presentation walks out, steps back and makes the right choices while driv(closed Thanksgiving Day & Black Friday) ing during the holiday season,” Jimenez said. “If they go out and drink, make sure they have a designated driver and wear their seat belts. We want our Airmen and civilians to come back from the holiday season safe.” Visit Our Model, Open Daily 11a-4p 168 Whispering Creek Ave., Freeport, FL 32439 For map & directions: www.bit.ly/ccestates Ask us about incentives & Zero Down 100% Financing! (subject to buyer approval) Samuel King Jr. | USAF A 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s air terminal operations Port Dawg directs a front end loader carrying cargo toward a flatbed truck at Eglin Air Force Base, Nov. 14. The Port Dawgs unloaded approximately eight Army pallets from the C-5 Galaxy that day. The section moves an average of 160 tons of cargo and 570+ passengers per month. HALIFAX HOMES 2112226 ContactUs Friday, November 21, 2014 | THE EGLIN DISPATCH | Page Page | THE EGLIN DISPATCH | Friday, November 21, 2014 dawgs From page 2 tant. The Space-A program is a benefit to uniformed service members, Medal of Honor recipients, retirees and dependents. The program allows passengers meeting those criteria to occupy surplus DoD aircraft seats on an established priority basis. Flight information can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 850-882-2488, extension 1 for a voice announcement or through the “Eglin Passenger Terminal” Facebook page, https://www.facebook. com/EglinSpaceA. “In 2012, we were first in command to come on line with a Facebook page that advertises available flights 72-hours out,” Lindenmuth Spring 2015 said. “Social media really benefits us, as well as our customers. The page is updated twice a day or more, depending on a mission.” Lindenmuth said passengers must have enough funds to get back home in the event a return Space-A flight is not available. Passengers show up for a flight at the designated show time, and although there’s not a guarantee, most passengers are accommodated with an open seat. They undergo the same manifesting and security screening procedures as if at the local airport. “It’s a great DoD benefit and a great option to go to Hawaii or Alaska,” she said. “There are seats when Open Enrollment All New & Current Students Online or On-Campus at All 7 NWF locations! Classes Start Jan. 12 & March 6 Samuel King Jr. | USAF Samuel King Jr. | USAF Staff Sgt. Dominic Wimsatt, 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s air terminal operations, gives the thumbs up to the driver after placing a metal box onto the pallet carrier Nov. 14 at Eglin Air Force Base. The squadron’s Port Dawgs unloaded approximately eight Army pallets from the C-5 Galaxy. The section moves an average of 160 tons of cargo and 570+ passengers per month. planes are coming back from a forward operating location and then the planes need to return to their home base.” Taitague is excited when UP TO she talks about mission and the many accomplishments of the section, but she’s most proud of the solid operation of their team and the people who work hard day in Wellness & Weightloss 30% • Low energy or hot flflashes? ashes? • Weight gain? • Diminished sex drive? • Do you have night sweats? • Depression, irritable or unmotivated? YOU MAY NEED HORMONE REPLACEMENT! 2113394 NOVEMBER 1st -30th VETERAN APPRECIATION SALE SCRATCH AND SAVE UP TO 30% OFF ANY COMPLETE PAIR OF PRESCRIPTION GLASSES PURCHASED* *See store for details. EGLIN AFB 1757 Memorial Trail P. (850) 651-1776 No messy creams or expensive saliva testing. Call today for details! 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It is an honor to be able to lighten the burden of those struggling with the challenges that come with the military lifestyle.” The Angel Tree program has been at Eglin since 2004 and has provided presents to more than 1,800 children. Paper angels and doves are hung on Christmas trees around the base with clothing and toy requests from children of Eglin personnel deemed the most in need by Family Advocacy, the Airman and Family Readiness Center and first sergeants. Anyone wanting to help in the Angel Tree program can pick up the angel/dove request and purchase the gift. Age, gender and size information is included on the Angel/Dove request. The gifts are wrapped and provided back to the chapels by Dec. 8. Volunteers will then vsort and distribute the gifts before Christmas. “Angel Tree” trees can be found at: All base chapel locations 53rd Wing headquarters building 351. 96th Maintenance Group building 100 “The Angel Tree program allows us to thank our airman for their sacrifices, and this program gives us that opportunity, said Huberty. “Volunteers, and those who donate gifts, make this wonderful program successful each year. It is a privilege to contribute to the Angel Tree and brighten the holidays for the children of the Airmen who give us so much.” & learning excellence ex Enroll for Session 1 & 2: Dec. 1, 2014 - Jan. 12, 2015 Enroll for Session 3: Dec. 1, 2014 - March 5, 2015 See An Advisor Now! Niceville Campus (850) 729-5234 Fort Walton Beach Campus (850) 863-6520 Chautauqua Center (850) 200-4100 Eglin AFB Center (850) 200-4180 Hurlburt Field Center (850) 200-4190 Robert L.F. 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Thousands of spectators taking in the event’s festivities clamored toward the runway to see the F-35A Lightning II, and many more eyes were fixed on the Southern Nevada skyline as the aircraft rocketed by with the F-22 Raptor to mark the offi- 10 Thunderbolt II’s. Lt. Col. Joshua Wood, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron director of operations, said the F-35’s enhanced capability to survive in advanced threat environments sets the aircraft apart from its predecessors. “The F-35, like other fifthgeneration aircraft, is going to be able to go places and do things that other aircraft couldn’t do,” Wood said. “The F-35 takes a lot of different things a pilot used to have to do, blends it all together with [its advanced integrated avionics], and makes things so much simpler.” Because of the quantum leap in technology present in the F-35, Wood said he believes the F-35 can and will accomplish what the U.S. Air Force needs it to. “A lot of times what we see in the press is so much scrutiny about the F-35, and I’ll tell you from a pilot’s stand point, I’m impressed with the way it flies and I think we’re going to be able Division I Athlete. C.J. BLUEWATER BAY 4633 E. 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That changed when Kevin got orders to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. “He gave me a choice,” Ashley said. “I could marry him, or I could marry him.” Reid chose to marry him, and they started researching options. They considered several, from a video teleconference marriage, to a marriage over the telephone. It was a chance conversation with a co-worker that led to the double proxy option. Double proxy means someone stands in for the bride and groom during the marriage ceremony and requires neither be present. This was particularly beneficial, since Reid is deployed and Kevin was in the middle Courtesy photo Senior Airman Ashley Reid, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, and her husband Kevin, attend a wedding ceremony as guests. The Reids got married in a double proxy ceremony Oct. 28 because Kevin received orders to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. of outprocessing for his new assignment. “The way we were looking at it, this was just for the legal part,” she said. “We weren’t planning this to be our forever ceremony. So, out of all the options, this was the easiest, and it was one of the least expensive.” Once they decided on the double proxy option, they began the paperwork that would legally unite them. Through their research, they found that Montana was the only state that conducts double proxy weddings. Working with both their home-station legal office and the legal office here, they completed the required paperwork and sent it. It took about two weeks to be notified they were married, said Ashley. Their marriage date was a surprise to them. “The way the date works is we had no idea what day we were going to get married,” she said. “It was pretty much get your certificate and say ‘oh wow, we got married on the 28th!’ ” While they did not get to pick the date, the Reid’s will embrace it and plan to make it their special day by having their future wedding ceremony in Missouri on the same day. “In all honesty, we had no idea what the date would be on our certificate, but we will have our ceremony on that day, mainly so we can make that day special for us,” she said. While this was not the way she pictured it growing up or how they had planned it for the last year, being with Kevin was more important to her than a big ceremony. So, although she missed her marriage ceremony, she will eventually have her wedding day. S E RVE. PROTECT. S U CC E E D. TROY can help you succeed in criminal justice. 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Brad Matherne, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron F-35 test director. “So we’re developing the ‘playbook’ that will tell F-35 pilots across the military the best way to fly and fight with this airplane.” The F-35A is slated to eventually replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of F16 Fighting Falcons and A- 2112812 By Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Until deployed do us part: Eglin Airmen find way to wed B.J., Student Friday, November 21, 2014 | THE EGLIN DISPATCH | Page Page | THE EGLIN DISPATCH | Friday, November 21, 2014 F-35 water survival instructor keeps training afloat By Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs W Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson | USAF Lt. Col. Ben Aronhime positions himself on a forest penetrator, a rescue device used in water rescues, during water survival class on Eglin Air Force Base, Oct. 31. Illustrations by Izak Zenou,TrafficNYC.com Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson | USAF Lt. Col. Ben Aronhime navigates his way from one side of an IRVIN-GQ 6000 parachute to another while Staff Sgt. Edwin Portan assists him from the side of the pool. “Joy is all around us” H&M • CHarMing CHarlie • Forever 21 • Belk viCtoria’s seCret • Boston ProPer • sePHora • Pandora Bass Pro sHoPs • guess • steve Madden unCle BuCk’s FisHBowl & grill • CHiPotle + 90 stores Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson | USAF An IRVIN-GQ 6000 parachute stays afloat as each new F-35A Lightning II pilot completes required tasks during a water survival class on Eglin Air Force Base, Oct. 31. that would be experienced after a fully inflated parachute landed on top of the pilot,” said Col. Christopher Niemi, 33rd Operations Group commander. “The pilot would typically end up doing a 180 degree turn and then exit from under the parachute exactly where they entered.” Recognizing the issue, Portan, with some ingenuity and innovation, took a trip to a hardware store and came back with a solution. “The concept started with thinking of something that floats,” said Portan. “We got some PVC pipe, created the design, tested it and it worked out very well.” Portan’s new device has since been implemented into the training and pilots are now able to complete their required tasks. “With the parachute being spread out with this octagon-shaped PVC pipe floatation device, it sinks to a more realistic depth,” said Portan. “It’s just enough to get that heavy parachute canopy on them for the training, but not enough to where it becomes a safety hazard and ultimately makes the training more effective.” Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson | USAF Staff Sgt. Edwin Portan teaches students about the thicker and heavier material used for the new IRVIN-GQ 6000 parachute. mid-Bay Bridge Rd & Hwy 98, destin destincommons.com 3036682 ithin the 33rd Fighter Wing, innovation doesn’t end at the flight line, but finds its way into a 12-foot swimming pool where new F-35 pilots are now able to seamlessly complete their F-35 water survival training. During the F-35 aircrew flight equipment shop water survival training here, pilots are required to swim under the parachute and follow the seams to find their way out - this worked with the C-9 parachute since it would stay afloat. With the new IRVIN-GQ 6000 parachute, a different design and thicker material at the center of the canopy would cause the parachute to quickly sink to the bottom of a 12-foot pool, creating a difficult scenario for the rest of the students who didn’t go first. “Previously, we would spread the lines of the parachute to the sides of the pool,” said Staff Sgt. Edwin Portan, 33rd Operations Support Squadron F-35 AFE continuation training instructor. “The canopy would then sink all the way down to the bottom of the pool, making it impossible for the second student to complete their evaluation because they would be pulling about 100 lbs. of parachute canopy from underneath the water.” This proved to be detrimental to the program since students were unable to successfully complete that portion of the training. “This was not a good simulation of the situation Friday, November 21, 2014 | THE EGLIN DISPATCH | Page 11 Page 10 | THE EGLIN DISPATCH | Friday, November 21, 2014 Lejeune vets gain by knowing details of 2012 toxin law A 2012 law that requires VA to cover healthcare of former Marines, sailors and family members with ailments linked to 1957-to-1987 water contaminations at Camp Lejeune, N.C., continues to surprise segments of the impacted population. Some of the law’s details bitterly disappoint those who believe they’ve been harmed by exposure to poisons. But thousands of veterans who served at Lejeune during that era have gained access to VA healthcare and likely don’t know it yet. The quirkiness of parts of the Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act is coming into sharper focus as the Department of Veterans Affairs takes its final, long-awaited steps to fully implement the complex statute. “Since the day the law was signed [Aug. 6, 2012] VA began providing health care to Lejeune veterans,” said Dr. Terry Walters, deputy chief consultant for post-deployment health for the VA’s Office of Public Health. Yet it was only last month that VA began accepting applications from family members requesting payment or reimbursement for private sector care to treat 15 conditions that the law links to the toxin exposure Tom Philpott at Lejeune. They are: cancer of lung, esophagus, breast, bladder or kidney; leukemia; multiple myeloma; myelodysplastic syndromes; renal toxicity; hepatic steatosis; female infertility; miscarriage; scleroderma; neurobehavioral effects or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. To qualify for coverage, family members must show they spent at least 30 days at Lejeune or in utero with mothers there from Jan. 1, 1957, to Dec. 31, 1987. VA will cover any medical costs not covered by other health insurance but only for treatment of those ailments. VA also will make retroactive payments for such care, but only back to March 26, 2013, the date Congress funded the 2012 law through a separate appropriations bill. Lejeune veterans with out-of-pocket health care costs for any one of the 15 conditions are not eligible for retroactive reimbursement, Walters explained. That’s because the law presumes VA has provided care to them since the law was signed. And the law doesn’t provide for retroactive coverage before that date. The law’s greatest weakness for many Lejeune families is that it doesn’t compensate for deaths or illnesses they believe resulted from contaminated water. “This is a huge issue for these people. They want to be compensated,” Walters said. “The law on- ly provides for health care. A lot of people get those two things confused.” VA needed two years to start family member coverage, she said, because VA effectively had to create a supplemental health insurance plan by writing rules, hiring clinical care reviewers, creating computer systems and billing mechanisms, and developing a method to transmit medical records from civilian doctor offices to VA’s financial service center for review. “We’re been in the business of providing health care to veterans for a very long time. It’s why we exist,” Walters said. “But providing health care or medical services to family members is somewhat new business. That’s why it took a while to flesh out the program, figure out how exactly we were going to comply with the law and provide health care [coverage] to family members.” (To apply online, visit: https://www.clfamilymembers.fsc.va.gov.) Many Lejeune vets still may not know that the 2012 law grants them access to VA healthcare if they spent at least 30 days there over those 31 years — even if they don’t have one of 15 illnesses listed. Word is beginning to spread, however. Through Sept. 30 this year, 16,320 Lejeune vets had applied for VA healthcare citing the law; only 1231 were receiving care for one of the See toxin page 11 MILITARY APPRECIATION DAYS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3 & THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014 At Dillard’s, we recognize with continuing gratitude the sacriﬁces our military forces and their families make daily for our country. In appreciation, we are extending a 20 % DISCOUNT to military personnel on purchases** made at Dillard’s on Wednesday, December 3 and Thursday, December 4, 2014. DILLARD’S IS PLEASED TO EXTEND THIS SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO: ACTIVE MILITARY MEMBERS FULL-TIME ACTIVE GUARDSMEN ACTIVATED GUARDSMEN OR RESERVISTS • • & their immediate families & their immediate families & their immediate families ** Make your list and shop for the holidays in your favorite Dillard’s store on December 3 and December 4, 2014. Enjoy extra savings as Dillard’s honors our military heroes & their families! Thank you for your service to our country! • We will gladly deduct the discount from participants’ total purchases in the same form of payment they chose to use for those purchases. Dillard’s stores accept cash, debit cards, Dillard’s Credit Cards and other major credit cards. • Immediate family members shopping on behalf of members of the military who are not present will be asked to present their I.D. which notes that they are family of such military personnel. Call 1-800-345-5273 to ﬁnd a Dillard’s store near you. **Discount not applicable to purchases of UGG ® Australia products. 1128429 • These individuals and/or a representative from their immediate family are cordially invited to shop any area Dillard’s store on either or both days. • Guests from the military are asked to SAVE their sales receipts. • Upon completing their shopping, guests are asked to take these receipts to the Customer Service area and show their valid active duty military I.D. toxin From page 10 toxin-related conditions. The Marine Corps estimates that up to a million veterans and dependents lived or worked at Lejeune while the water was contaminated. Many of these vets already were eligible for VA healthcare because of service-connected ailments or financial need. But the law made many more eligible who otherwise wouldn’t be. Some might perceive this as a windfall but the law also creates gaps. For example, it provides no health benefits to reservists who trained for months at Lejeune but today lack official “veteran” status, which the law requires, because they never were called to active duty for at least 180 days. “I have a gentleman with scleroderma who was on active duty for training at Camp Lejeune who I can’t help,” Walters said. “I want to help him but, because we are implementing the law [as written], my hands are tied.” The law also doesn’t help former civilian employees at Lejeune who have one or more of the 15 conditions but no health care coverage. “Did they drink the water? Yes of course they did,” Walters said. A recent study by the Agency for Toxic Substance and Abuse Registry found elevated risk of death for Lejeune civilians from some types of cancers in comparing mortality rates with civilians who had worked at Camp Pendleton, Calif., during the same period. Advocates for Marines, sailors and their families, and lawmakers who fought for passage, know about the law’s quirks. They still view it as an important first step to helping families impacted by contaminants that the Na- vy Department had failed for years to acknowledge. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.) had high hurdles to clear to get any Lejeune bill passed, including resistance to new entitlement spending amid a national debt crisis and no conclusive scientific finding that toxins at Lejeune caused the many ailments reported by former Marine Corps families. “Statistically speaking, there has been nothing really solid” to show the toxins caused diseases among Lejeune’s population of that era, said Walters. “There has been hints,” she added. Certainly the water was fouled by trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, benzene and vinyl chloride, which in high concentration can cause health problems. But “the science to show whether drinking the contaminated water results in cancers or adverse health effects is just not mature enough,” Walters said. Given the difficulty “to connect the dots,” she said, Congress voted “to provide some measure of healing, basically, of the injury to families and their active duty service members.” The law’s intent is to get medical care to veterans and afflicted family members who have no other healthcare options. But the law also states that it does so “notwithstanding that there is insufficient medical evidence to conclude that such illnesses or conditions are attributable to such service.” Tom Philpott is a syndicated columnist. You may write to him at Military Update, P.O. Box 231111, Centreville, VA 20120-1111; or at [email protected] aol.com. Now Enrolling for Fall Classes Massage Therapy, Skin Care, and Nail Specialist Accepting Post 911, Montgomery GI Bill & MyCAA Soothing Arts Healing Therapies School of Massage & Skincare Visit SoothingArts.com for more information. 3036534 FAITH INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH Praise, Power and Compassion Ministries 1309 Valparaiso Blvd. • Niceville 678-4387 Elder Darrell Coleman, Pastor LEV HUMPHRIES, PASTOR • Nursery • Bus • Junior Church • Near Eglin AFB Sunday School.............10 a.m. Preaching.....................11a.m. Sunday...........................6p.m. Wednesday Night...........7 p.m. 2113222 Pastor & First Lady Coleman 294 Main Street (P.O. Box 2044) Crestview, FL 32536 682-3069 6520635 Preparing God’s people NOW for the Kingdom that is to COME Worship Services Sunday School 9:30 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Wed. Intercessory Prayer 6:00 PM Wed. Bible Study 7:00 PM 1128425 Friday, November 21, 2014 | THE EGLIN DISPATCH | Page 13 Page 12 | THE EGLIN DISPATCH | Friday, November 21, 2014 Team Eglin Public Affairs The following is a transcript of a Team Eglin Public Affairs interview session with Chief Master Sgt. Marcus Snoddy Nov. 10. The chief served as the Command Chief for the 96th Test Wing from Nov. 2012 until his retirement Nov. 21. Q: What are your plans after retirement? A: My wife, Mayumi, and I are going to relocate to San Antonio, Texas, where I’m going to graduate school to pursue a Master’s of Arts in Management and Leadership. When I finish school, I’d like to find a career in program management, project management or human resources, so this degree offers me that flexibility. You’ll find University of Maryland University College (UMUC) online and on-site right here at Eglin AFB, along with our National Testing Center. We stand ready to help you pursue your degree and advance your career in cybersecurity, business and management, public safety and other in-demand fields. In person or online, UMUC's dedicated military advisors can help you • Make the most of your military benefits. • Identify which credits can be transferred from other colleges and military service schools and applied toward your degree. • Map out your path to degree completion. • Apply for admission and register. AT YOUR SERVICE SINCE 1947 Recognized as a 2014 Military Friendly School™ by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education 502 “W” D Avenue, Ste 100, Eglin AFB 850-882-1321 • military.umuc.edu/eglinonsite 1128426 Stop by or call Q: What advice would you give/provide new Airmen? A: Be proud to be in the Air Force and be proud of what it means to be an Airman. That means you need to uphold the core values, maintain your professionalism and persevere through the challenges. If you do, all the opportunities you could wish for will be laid out right before you. I had a mentor who taught me my most important lesson - to hold myself accountable. There’s nothing wrong with holding others accountable, but you have to hold yourself accountable first. It’s not about being perfect, it’s about Chief Master Sgt. Marcus Snoddy being honest. You do those things and you can stay in the Air Force for as long as you want. Q: What’s your most vivid moment/memory while serving in the Air Force? A: My most vivid moment was flying into Afghanistan, going into combat. Going through all of the training, I had an idea of what to expect, but it wasn’t until I was on that C-130 flying into Bagram that it really hit me just how significant it was. When we touched down and the back ramp opened up, I saw nothing but motion on the flightline. People were moving, machines were moving and airplanes were taxing. I knew at that mo- ment that everything was going to be different. And for the next 12 months, it was exactly that. My second most vivid moment was when I got on the aircraft to depart 12 months later, and I looked back on everything I had been through. When that C-17 took off, it was the first time in 12 months that I got really good sleep. I was able to sleep because I’d answered the one question that sits in the back of every Airman’s mind namely, ‘can I handle combat?’ I was able to answer that question emphatically. Being there and having done the things I did, I can say with a clear sense of certainty that See retire page 13 Q: When did you decide you were going to try to reach the chief rank? What was your motivation? A: I never decided that I wanted to be a chief. It was really simple for me; I just wanted to be a good Airman. Every step of the way, I wanted to be the best I could be at my current rank. When I got the notice that I made chief, the weight of the responsibility hit me. It took me almost three months to be comfortable with the idea that I was going to be a chief, but then my goal was to be the best chief I could be. I focused on upholding the principles - that you are known by your deeds and you do the things that are in the best interest of your people, not Q: What is the one thing for personal gain, but because it’s the right thing. that’s changed in the AF for the better since 1985? Q: Please describe a A: For me, it’s the powerful moment of menmaturation of the Air torship you received during Force. From our increased your career? understanding of the role we play in national secuA: Col. (Ret.) Tim Bridges gave me my first rity to our understanding honest feedback. In the of the enlisted force and past, if you asked me to the enhancing capabilities do something, I always it brings, our Air Force’s said yes and I always took perspective has signifiit on. Back then I didn’t cantly matured since 1947. Sunday 9:45 am Sunday School 11:00 am Morning Worship 6:00 pm Evening Service Wednesday 7:00 pm Adult Bible Study, Children and Youth Programs Home of the Calvary Christian Academy K3-12th Grade A Place to Call Home 529 Cliﬀord Street • Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 850.862.5369 • www.cbcfwb.org Mark Stevens, Pastor This growth has brought with it greater opportunity for our Airmen who wear stripes. Because the Air Force has a matured perspective, it drives our enlisted Airmen onward toward increasingly greater levels of knowledge, understanding and operational capability. Q: Why did you make the AF a career? A: This is my home. This is my way of life. I love everything about being in the military. When I joined in 1985, it was something I always wanted. Growing up in Birmingham, every night at the end of the television broadcast, they would play the Star Spangled Banner and then read the poem, High Flight, by John Gillespie Magee. I came to love this poem and found the opening line, which says “Oh I have slipped the surely bonds of earth,” and the ending line, “Put out my hand, and touched the face of God,” exceptionally moving to me. Those words stuck with me and, when it came down to it, I raised my hand for the Air Force. Q: What does the Air Force do great? What could they do better? A: What the Air Force does great is we create personnel who can think beyond the common task. We have more capability in our Airmen, and we have people who can think beyond just A and B because we are a technologically driven force. However, because of that desire to foster a flexible and innovative mindset, it tends to impact the individual’s connection to the larger service and what it means to be in the military. Therefore, on the reverse side, the thing I think the Air Force needs to improve on is instilling within our Airmen a sense of military identity. We have to become more comfortable and unapologetic about being members of the military and being Airmen. Q: Any last thoughts for the Team Eglin community? A: This has been an absolute blast. This has been the most enjoyable, rewarding and energizing assignment I have had. Coming here, I felt like this was where I was supposed to be and I belonged, not just to the on base community but also off base. My wife and I have loved this as our final Air Force assignment. From staff reports Greeting Card Contest The tradition continues. All base organizations are invited to show their holiday spirit and enter Eglin’s annual Greeting Card Competition held along Eglin Blvd. A panel of judges will select 1st through 3rd place and honorable mention winners, who will be awarded cash prizes. Cards must be officially registered at Eglin Outdoor Recreation by Nov. 23, and set in place by Nov. 24 for judging on Nov. 25. Full contest details and entry forms are available at Eglin ODR and www.eglinforcesupport. com. For information, contact ODR 882-5058. Chapel sets new study group Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony LosM Rancheros R EXICAN E S TAU R A N T Fresh not Frozen Authentic Mexican Food Under New Management Try Our NEW Menu Items & Daily Specials! Car, Truck & SUV Accessories Bring this ad and get $5 OFF Hard & Soft Bed Covers Bed Liners & Mats Toolboxes-Hitches Toppers & Lids Since 1988 Window Visors Step Bars-Running Boards-Seat Covers purchase of $25 or more! Exp 12/15/14 2 FOR 1 www.AccentTops.com Accent Tops & Trailers 657 BEAL PARKWAY 850-862-2400 Santa arriving on a fire engine and the announcement of the greeting card winners. This is one of Eglin’s biggest family events so you don’t want to miss this one. Anyone with base access is encouraged to come enjoy the lighting of the Christmas tree and kick off the holiday season. Refreshment will be served immediately following the ceremony. For information, contact the chapel at 882-2111. Eglin Chapel invites you to “Engaging Ephesians!” from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Thursday nights in the fellowship hall at Chapel Center. An exciting new study/small group is about two things: Studying Scripture and Building Community. All are welcome, but this study is designed primarily for Active Duty to felThe Eglin Chapel will lowship, worship and study host the annual Christmas together--with a contempoTree Lighting Ceremony at rary feel. For information, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Eglin West Gate Chapel. There will See briefs page 14 be choirs, entertainment, 2112831 By Sara Vidoni know how to say when I was overwhelmed so, as a result, I often found myself responsible for too many tasks. However, then-Maj. Bridges saw how I was stretching myself thin so he sat me down and explained his concern. He noticed how much I had taken and pointed out to me that inevitably I was going to drop something. He didn’t want to see me fail. By his actions, he taught me how to step away from some things and how to say no when it’s the right thing to do. I never forgot that and now I demand honest feedback every time. Of course I want to know what I’m doing well, but I also want to know how I can improve. As long as you keep that mindset you will never become complacent nor will you become self-indulgent. 2113750 2096211 THE EDUCATION YOU WANT. THE SUPPORT YOU DESERVE. I was able to perform my duties under combat conditions. 2113755 Command Chief retires, shares final thoughts eglin Briefs retire From page 12 MARGARITAS & DRAFT BEER EVERY DAY! 300 Eglin Pkwy, Ft. Walton Beach | 862-2007 Mon-Thur 11am-10pm | Fri-Sat 11am-10pm | Sun 11am-9pm Friday, November 21, 2014 | THE EGLIN DISPATCH | Page 15 Page 14 | THE EGLIN DISPATCH | Friday, November 21, 2014 Black Friday Specials! The Lowest New 2014 Chevrolet Silverado On The Most PRICED FROM Dependable $21,951* Longest Lasting Fullsized Pick Up On The Road! 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Thanksgiving Meal Thanksgiving Day Buffet Thanksgiving Day Mass Family Movie Night Thanksgiving Dinner at Hangar 3 Call of Duty Warfare competition First Thursday with Santa Lodging warehouse sale Nov. 21 Eglin’s Bayview Club members and their families are invited to enjoy a holiday social hour with Santa from 4:30-6:30 Dec. 4. Event features free buffet for Bayview Lodging will have a warehouse sale from 8:30 a.m.3:45 p.m. Nov. 21 on Wicassa Road (west end) Bldg. 615 warehouse. Items priced to sell include lounge chairs with hiding ottomans, desks, desk chairs, nightstands, dressers, headboards, bed frames, wardrobes, mirrors, old style TVs, microwaves and artwork. For information, contact Greg Partridge 882-8761 ext. 4510. Winter Holiday Catering Special Do you have a holiday party coming up that you need catered? Contact Bayview Club Catering! Let them cater your event, so you can enjoy the party! Specials start at $18.99 per person for groups of 50 or more. 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