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Scott AFB, Illinois Vol. 15, No. 13 November 2015 2 Navy birthday 3 Teammate Spotlight 4 CFC photos 5 Navy inspection 6 TRANSCOM history 7 New website By Senior Airman Joshua Eikren 375th Air Mobility Wing Public A airs The Combined Federal Campaign began Oct. 5 at Sco Air Force Base and this year’s theme is “We Make It Possible!” This year the base’s pledge goal is $650,000 and as of Oct. 9 $52,899 has already been pledged. According to the CFC, last year more than 7,000 federal, military and postal employees in the Gateway CFC region-which includes and extends beyond Sco AFB-pledged $2,445,527 to the CFC. Members can pledge online through MyPay or with a paper copy through base representatives. The CFC has 3,054 local, national and international charities which applied and were accepted to participate in the Gateway CFC catalog. Online you can nd all the local organizations accepted across the country, and easily search for favorites from more than 20,000 charities. “I am proud of our accomplishments and look forward to exceeding this year’s goals,” said Charles “Steve” Camerer, chairperson of the Gateway CFC Leadership Commi ee and a program analyst at Air Mobility Command headquarters. “I am honored to serve this year as the Chair for the Gateway Leadership Commi ee and humbled by the e orts of the thousands of volunteers who are the true heroes. ‘We Make it Possible!’” Maj. Melody Jones is the Sco CFC chairperson and Master Sgt. Sean Henriquez is the vice chairperson. For more information, visit www., call 256-3342 or contact your unit or squadron representatives. Gen. Darren W. McDew, commander USTRANSCOM, addresses members of his command during USTRANSCOM’s Combined Federal Campaign Kicko and Charity Fair, Oct. 5 in the command’s Transportation Plaza. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA See more photos on page 4.Combined Federal Campaign begins Veterans Day Nov. 11


U.S. Transportation Command O ce of Public A airs 508 Sco Dr. Sco AFB, Ill. 62225-5357 h p:// Email: transcom.sco Phone: (618) 220-4999, DSN 770-4999 FAX: (618) 229-2811, DSN 779-2811 Commander Gen. Darren W. McDew, USAF Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, USA Chief of Sta Maj. Gen. David G. Clarkson, USA Senior Enlisted Leader Chief Master Sgt. William W. Turner, USAF To submit news items, photos or story ideas, call 618-220-1161 Chief of Public A airs Cmdr. David Nunnally, USN Deputy Chief/Plans and Policy Maj. Ma hew Gregory, USA Media O cer Cynthia Bauer Community Relations Lisa M. Caldwell Transporter Editor Bob Fehringer Administrative Assistant Heidi Yocom Command Information Specialist Rob Wieland Special Graphics Support Aly Soden An electronic version is available at: h p:// 2 Navy celebrates 240th U.S. Transportation Command members celebrated the 240th U.S. Navy birthday with a cake cu ing ceremony, Oct. 13, in the Seay Auditorium. Participating in the birthday celebration were Rear Admiral David F. Baucom (center), J5/4 Director; Capt. David Street (right), USTRANSCOM’s seniormost Sailor; and Pe y O cer 3rd Class Anthony Avalos (left), USTRANSCOM’s most junior Sailor. Photo by Rob Wieland Where do broken hearts go?By Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Trenton E. Lewis Loss of your rst love, a failed marriage, or the untimely and/or unexpected death of loved ones, the loss of long-term friendships, non-selection for career promotions, or the lack of support to try new approaches to solve long-term problems are life events so full of negative energy that even an optimist would nd facing them a challenge. Negative life events can drain enormous energy from you and rob you of the ability to see that there is a positive o set to every negative occurrence in life. Both negative and positive events help in our maturation process. To live a life without negativity is our expected norm. Yet, we tend to allow negative events to overshadow those that are positive. As unfortunate events arise, negative auras overshadow one’s sense of normality and stability. The more personal the a ront the more a sense of broken-heartedness emerges. And, the way out of a spirit of broken-heartedness is to embrace the one whose mission it is to help restore the plan of the Creator for the created. His mandate is set out in Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me . to heal the brokenhearted.” We must work to rise above le ing negativity overshadow life’s positives. We must embrace an a itude/ philosophy that even the negatives we experience will yield positive results la Romans 8:28. The brokenhearted are to turn to their Creator for mending. In your Creator, you will nd salve for your healing. “There is balm in Gilead” to heal the brokenhearted. As I close, I re ect on a stanza in a song bearing the same title of this article and o er scriptural references for your re ection and meditation: “Where do broken hearts go (Psalm 51:17) Can they nd their way home (Luke 15:11-32) Back to the open arms (Psalm 136:12) Of a love that’s waiting there” (Revelations 3:20)


3By Lisa M. Caldwell, TCPAThis month’s Spotlight shines on the Intelligence Directorate’s (TCJ2) Mentor Group Program. Jim Kirkhope, TCJ2 counterterrorism coordinator, is team lead. He collaborates on mentorship activities with Andrea Sanderson, TCJ2 training manager and Diversity Program lead. According to Kirkhope, the initiative began in 2011, with an emphasis on formal, quarterly keynote events and o cial pairing of mentors and mentees. In 2014, the program transitioned to smaller, informal and more frequent sessions open to all TCJ2 government civilians and military members, along with the individual relationships. Kirkhope said the current framework resulted partly from the 2014 DIA Workforce Engagement Survey. “Based on the responses, Andrea and I devise a variety of events which include guidance on mentoring, diversity, career management, workforce skill development and employee wellness,” he said. “We create monthly professional and personal development agendas, and also host weekly Defense Intelligence Agency video teleconferences on growth and diversity.” With an average of two events per week, Kirkhope said interest and enthusiasm among directorate members helps craft the schedule. “We found civilians who retired from the military are eager to share their experiences about advancing through the ranks then transitioning to civilian life,” said Kirkhope, “and government civilians have o ered insight on advanced education and life in the private sector.” “Diversity is the key ingredient in our curriculum planning,” said Sanderson. “Our goal is to deliver an extensive range of options to a ract and support as many of our peers as possible, including our NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) liaisons. We have a great partnership with NGA in St. Louis, and have attended each other’s self-improvement classes.” Kirkhope said the mentoring has bred tangible success. “One assembly highlighted that men often apply for positions despite meeting only 60-80 percent of the quali cations, while many women don’t apply until mastering all requirements,” he said. “Subsequently, a female peer re ned her resume, submi ed an application, and earned an interview. Although she didn’t get the position, she ranked third for a job she hadn’t previously considered and is now actively pursuing career advancement.” “We encourage all J2 members to participate and give us feedback to make the program even be er,” said Sanderson. “Additionally, we hope everyone will be a mentor or a mentee, even with someone from another directorate or agency.” FIAR News USTRANSCOM team is driving forward with our Strategic Plan Objective…audit ready by FY17. Our focus is now on FIAR Critical Path Tasks and potential “deal breakers.” The number one “deal breaker” is Universe of Transactions (UoT) Reconciliation. The UoT is the complete population of transactions that support the balances for USTRANSCOM Financial Statements. The requirement is to perform a monthly reconciliation of the accounting system’s transaction details to the nancial trial balances. This e ort results in establishing a repeatable, sustainable, and auditable reconciliation process, all critical rungs in our “FIAR Ladder.” Accomplishments J8 and J6 worked on and reconciled command sta and DCD property plant and equipment, hardware, and software inventory, completing another critical deadline. We broke the barrier!...IT-Systems FISCAM Team and our system owners successfully closed over half of the identi ed corrective action plans, a huge collaborative e ort towards achieving systems FIAR compliance. Resources and Tools Available Commander’s Audit Readiness Checklist FIAR Knowledge Management SharePoint SiteFIAR FLASH Communique #3 Teammate Spotlight: TCJ2 Mentor Group ProgramBill Fillman, Defense Intelligence Agency senior representative to the command and a TCJ2 mentor, meets with one of his mentees, Andrea Sanderson, TCJ2 training manager and Diversity Program lead. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA


4CFCThe federal governmentÂ’s annual fundraising drive supports more than 20,000 charities. Donations can be made via payroll deduction, credit and debit card, or cash or check. Payroll deductions can be set up online directly through the myPay website, or by lling out a pledge card and turning it in to one of your Directorate Key Workers. USTRANSCOMÂ’s 2015 goal is $140,000. Key Dates: Nov. 16 Solicitation Period for USTRANSCOM ends Nov. 30 Solicitation Period for Gateway Region ends Dec. 15 Payrolls lock no further donations can be accepted Remember, no other solicitations on behalf of charitable organizations may take place in the workplace during the Combined Federal Campaign. Directorate workplace fundraisers for other caus es may resume after the Nov. 16 solicitation period ends. Deborah Anthony, representative for Compassionate Outreach to the Metro East, talks about her charity during USTRANSCOMÂ’s Combined Federal Campaign Kicko and Charity Fair, Oct. 5 in the commandÂ’s Transportation Plaza. Photos by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA Gen. Darren W. McDew, commander USTRANSCOM, visits booths set up by charities during USTRANSCOMÂ’s Combined Federal Campaign Kicko and Charity Fair, Oct. 5 in the commandÂ’s Transportation Plaza. Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Dudley, USTRANSCOMÂ’s CFC coordinator, and Aracely Walker, Command Support Group CFC keyworker, watch Gen. Darren W. McDew, commander USTRANSCOM, as he prepares to sign his CFC donation paperwork, Oct.6. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PABy 18th AF/PA Lt. Gen. Samuel D. Cox assumed command of 18th Air Force, Oct. 19, during a ceremony at the Sco Club. Cox will succeed Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Sharpy, who has commanded the Air ForceÂ’s largest numbered air force since September. As Air Mobility CommandÂ’s sole war ghting numbered air force, 18th Air Force is responsible for the commandÂ’s worldwide operational mission of providing rapid, global mobility and sustainment for AmericaÂ’s armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation, and contingency response. With more than 37,000 active-duty airmen, reservists and civilians and approximately 1,100 aircraft, the 18th Air Force manages the global air mobility enterprise through the 618th Air and Space Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center), 11 wings and two stand-alone groups. Cox also commands Task Force 294, which oversees Air Force tanker operations in support of U.S. Strategic Command. Cox is the ninth 18th AF commander since the commandÂ’s reactivation in 2003. Prior to this assignment, he was Deputy Chief of Sta for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. Lt. Gen. Samuel Cox speaks to members of 18th Air Force during his Assumption of Command ceremony at the Sco Club on Sco Air Force Base, Oct. 19. Photo by Master Sgt. Thomas J. DoscherCox assumes 18th AF command


5 Winter bluesChief Pe y O cer Rita Rivera-Wyers, JTRU, checks for uniform discrepancies as Pe y O cer 1st Class Donald Wells, J2, records the results. “We just switched from the white summer uniform to this winter uniform called Dress Blues,” said Chief Pe y O cer Thomas Buelow, J2, “This is our Dress Blue inspection that ensures all of our sailors have the correct uniform and it is worn in the correct way.” Photos by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PABy TCERC On Sept. 30, 2015, President Obama hosted a Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping, culminating a year-long e ort to address critical gaps in peacekeeping missions. The U.S. recognizes the critical importance of the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in promoting peace and security all around the world. Currently, more than 40 U.S. military personnel and nearly 50 American police and corrections o cers serve in peacekeeping operations in Haiti, South Sudan and Liberia. For the rst time in 20 years a Presidential Memorandum on “Support to UN Peace Operations” is being developed and will identify several new and concrete contributions to UN peacekeeping, to include expanding Department of Defense contributions. USTRANSCOM’s recent engagement and collaboration with O ce of the Secretary of Defense, Department of State, the U.S.-UN Mission led to the rst-ever signing of an Acquisition Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA) by the UN. The ACSA is a DOD-UN international agreement that will enable and facilitate rapid provision of support to UN missions through airlift, sealift, and other logistic support, supplies, and services. Key principles during the ACSA-signing ceremony were U.S. Ambassador Isobel Coleman (UN Management & Reform), Col. Michael Rauhut (Chief of Sta Military Sta Commi ee U.S.-UN Mission), Atul Khare (Under Secretary General, Head of UN Field Support) and Anthony Banbury (Assistant Secretary General for UN Field Support).USTRANSCOM efforts lead to ACSA signing Pe y O cer 1st Class Donald Wells, J2, records uniform infractions during a Navy element inspection Oct. 7. Chief Pe y O cer Rita Rivera-Wyers, JTRU, measures the distance between a sailor’s ribbons and his pocket as Pe y O cer 1st Class Donald Wells, J2, records the result.


By Peg Nigra, TCRC Lt. Gen. Gainey oral history is hereArmy Lt. Gen. Kathleen Gainey started her Army career in the Reserve O cer Training Corps program to make extra money while ge ing a teaching degree. Her rst Army assignment was as a second lieutenant platoon leader. She ended her career as an Army threestar deputy commander of a combatant command. She didn’t plan to make the Army her life, but we’re glad she did. As USTRANSCOM deputy commander from October 2011 to October 2013, Lt. Gen. Gainey helped guide the command through the redeployments from Iraq and Afghanistan, mentored the strategy planning team that engineered the most comprehensive strategy in the command’s history, worked closely with the change management team to develop a set of cultural virtues for the command, and spearheaded the development of innovative civilian exchange and diversity programs. Lt. Gen. Gainey has a long history with USTRANSCOM, its components, and partners. As a colonel, she served as the chief of the Joint Operations Division in the Operations and Logistics Directorate (TCJ3/J4) from July 1998 to July 2002. She also served as the commanding general of USTRANSCOM’s Army component, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, from September 2006 to May 2008. Other assignments included the Joint Sta director for logistics (JS-J4) from May 2008 to September 2011, and commander of the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Distribution Center at New Cumberland, Penn., August 2002 to August 2004. Find out why she stayed in the Army, where she was on 9/11, why she declared war on acronyms, and how she supported the command in stressful times. Lt. Gen. Gainey’s published oral history is available now from the USTRANSCOM Research Center (TCRC) in hard copy and Adobe PDF format. Stop by and pick up a copy or contact us at transcom.sco .tcrc.mbx. to request a PDF copy of her oral history. Accepting Gifts from Foreign and Domestic Visitors I a ended a Joint Sta sta assistance visit on gifts two weeks ago. Accepting gifts from foreign or domestic dignitaries, vendors, and other visitors is a tricky thing. Keep yourself and your boss out of trouble by reading the USTRANSCOM Policy Directive 90-17, “Gifts to USTRANSCOM” and using the gift worksheets when applicable to ensure full accountability. The command’s Sta Judge Advocate (TCJA) ethics advisors wrote the directive and can help you navigate the ins and outs of gift acceptance. Bo om line is: you must report any gift given to you by foreign or domestic visitors. Whether or not you or your boss can keep the gift is spelled out in PD 90-17. Gifts not authorized to be kept for personal use are transferred to TCRC to store, display, or return to the General Services Administration. TCRC Library TCRC has books you can check out. Our collection ranges from biographies to military history to leadership and management. Go to our SharePoint page to see the list. Or just come visit us in Room 134, Building 1900E. Check future issues of the Transporter for more Notes from USTRANSCOM Research Center.6Notes from the USTRANSCOM Research Center Lt. Gen. Kathleen Gainey The big pictureUSTRANSCOM workers ll the Transportation Plaza, Oct. 8, for the command’s o cial group photo. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA


Facilities and Safety CornerWork continuing through December includes: Painting and replacing curtains in the Seay Auditorium Repairing handicap entrance door in 1900 West Improving air ow in J2-O Repairing security doors for Room 2002 and Hallway 2097 Adding gate controllers to the Security Service Center In Building 1961: Ba eries will be removed from the UPS and it will be dismantled Two HVAC improvement projects will be started 7 By Rob Wieland, TCPAMost of us see U.S. Transportation Command as the large o ce building on the corner, but, many of our customers see us through the world-wide web and our virtual “of ce” at A team of USTRANSCOM professionals led by the Change Management sta recently undertook the daunting process of building new external web pages to replace the aged current site. The team chosen to build the new website consisted of members from TCPA, TCAQ, TCJ3, TCJA, TCJ1, TCJ6, and the ERC. The group worked with the theme “Doing Business with TRANSCOM,” that would provide them direction throughout the many hours of designing, planning, and implementation of the site. “This was a complete redo of the previous pages with a cleaner, more navigable menu and layout,” said Dewain Freeze, webmaster, TCJ6. While TCPA is responsible for the web page, TCJ6 is the webmaster and does all the development, design, and maintenance on the site and was the “heavy mover” for the project. “My area of interest was to facilitate communication between the customer(s) and the developers to ensure that the project was meeting deadlines and that the developers were ge ing needed inputs,” said Freeze. While the team was looking for a cleaner, brighter, and simpler look, they also focused on bringing the business side of USTRANSCOM to a more prominent space on the page. “Our ‘hit’ count numbers on the old page indicated that the majority of viewers weren’t visiting the page to read news, but instead, were looking for more business related information,” said Maj. Ma Gregory, deputy, TCPA. The web team chose the Enterprise Readiness Center, Doing Business with USTRANSCOM, and Moving Passengers and Cargo as the three main focus areas based on their existing theme. “The new design is more user friendly, allowing quick access to useful acquisition information,” said Pamela Hall, director, Small Business, TCAQ. A special item feature of the new site is an Industry Engagement calendar that shows all events TRANSCOM members from TCAQ and the ERC a end. The site was recently unveiled by Gen. Darren W. McDew, commander, USTRANSCOM, with great success at the 2015 National Defense Transportation Association Fall meeting to all our industry partners and military members who a ended the event. “(We) have already received positive feedback both with internal and external customers,” said Hall. While the site has only been public for approximately one month, the team is already looking to the future and working within the organization to get more feedback for future changes. “With the rst version out publicly,” said Gregory, “we are preparing future upgrades that will include shipping estimate quotes, customer feedback, and be er newcomer information.” Doing Business with TRANSCOM USTRANSCOM’s new external web page:


Recognitions Arrivals: Lt. Col. Ross Morrell, TCJ6 Mastger Sgt. Michael Smith, JECC Sta Sgt. Brandon George, JECC Sta Sgt. Davon Jackson, JECC Master Sgt. Christopher Rounds, TCJ3 Sta Sgt. Olivia Raines, TCCC Tech. Sgt. David Abshire, TCJ3 Lt. Cmdr. Roderick Davis, TCSG Lt. Cmdr. Michael Fabrizo, JPSE Pe y O cer 2nd Class Kevin Young, JCSE Cmdr. Jack Parker, TCJ5/4 Lt. Cmdr. Tomika Seaberry, TCJ3 Maj. Brooks Boyd, TCJ3 Maj. Rodney Landrum, TCJ3 Pfc. Kevin Smith, GPMRC Sgt. 1st Class Jesse Johnson, TCJ3 Lt. Col. David Kirkland, TCJ3 Maj. Nikki Blystone, TCJ5/4 Maj. Denilo Green, TCJ3 Capt. Willie Clark, TCJ3 Sta Sgt. Anthony Santi,TCCC Sgt. 1st Class Jean Saintlouis, TCJ3 Departures: Senior Master Sgt. Shawn Showman, TCJ3 Tech. Sgt. Phillip Robinson, TCJ3 Sta Sgt. Brian Sweeney, TCJ3 Sta Sgt. Garre Dufner, TCJ2 Senior Master Sgt. Anthony Cauthen, JCSE Lt. Col. David Atkinson, TCJ3 Senior Master Sgt. Miguel Canizarescolon, JECC Senior Master Sgt. Delroy Ma is, JECC Pe y O cer 1st Class Bri any Laird, JECC Pe y O cer 2nd Class Andrew Rasmussen, TCJ3 Chief Pe y O cer Jesse Fearns, TCJ3 Chief Pe y O cer Dameon Pryce, JCSE Vice Adm. William Brown, TCDC Pe y O cer 1st Class Hector Plata, TCJ3 Ensign Frank Rodriguez, JECC Cmdr. James Vonstpaul, JPSE Cmdr. Eric Covington, JECC Lt. Col. Carter Meredith, TPMRC-E Sgt. Myeshia Boston, TCJ1 Promotions: Pe y O cer 3rd Class Anthony Avalos, TCJ2EditorÂ’s note Ranks of all services are wri en in the Associated Press Style format, which is the journalism standard for uniformity of printed material in any form of the news media. We realize individual branches have their own style, but that is used for individual-service-oriented material. Third quarter awardsJunior Service Member Pe y O cer 3rd Class Anthony Avalos, TCJ2 Service Member Sta Sgt. Carley Elsky, TCJ2 Senior Service Member Master Sgt. Gabriel Brame, TCJ2 Company Grade O cer Capt. LesLee Roderick, TCJ5/J4 Field Grade O cer Lt. Col. Henry Voegtle, TCJ3 Category I Kayle Palmisano, TCJ3 Category II Amanda Brinson, TCJ6 Category III Thomas Hilliard, TCJ3 Volunteer Pe y O cer 1st Class Roman Clark, TCJ3 Winners present at the award ceremony Oct. 22 are, left to right: Junior Service Member, Pe y O cer 3rd Class Anthony Avalos, TCJ2; Service Member, Sta Sgt. Carley Elsky, TCJ2; Category II, Amanda Brinson, TCJ6; Field Grade Of cer, Lt. Col. Henry Voegtle, TCJ3 and Category III, Thomas Hilliard, TCJ3. Photo by Rob Wieland, USTRANSCOM/PA