March 2016 Scott AFB, Illinois Vol. 16, No. 3 2 ChaplainÂ’s message 3 Teammate Spotlight 4 SDDC chaplain 5 African-American history 6 TRANSCOM history 7 KC-46 tanker refuels F/A-18USTRANSCOM remembers rst commanderBy U.S. Transportation Command Public A airs and Research CenterGen. Darren W. McDew, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, shared the news on the passing of Gen. Duane H. Cassidy, Feb. 8 at the age of 82, with members of the command in the following message: It is with a heavy heart I must relay the news of the passing of one of my heroes, a true airlift legend and the Â“Father of USTRANSCOM,Â” Gen. Duane H. Cassidy. He will be remembered as a husband, father, grandfather, friend to all and the man who built our great command. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cassidy family his wife Rosalie and children Michael, Susan, Diane and Patrick during this time of mourning and grief. Gen. Cassidy was the perfect leader to establish this command and his ngerprints endure today. He had a deep belief that TRANSCOM was exactly what this country needed, yet publicly he voiced a healthy criticism of the idea, stating, Â“The concept had been fraught with so many problems before...I was afraid it would come out as some kind of hybrid that wouldnÂ’t work.Â” His critical voice ultimately led to the successful organization and capability this nation enjoys today. When President Reagan nominated Gen. Cassidy to be the rst commander in chief of USTRANSCOM, and the Senate con rmed him on July 1, 1987, he was already the commander in chief, Military Airlift Command (MAC), which meant he now wore two command hats. This arrangement set a precedent that endured until 2005. Initially, Gen. Cassidy was skeptical of the e cacy of a uni ed transportation command, but soon realized that U.S. Transportation CommandÂ’s mission as the Department of DefenseÂ’s single manager for air, land, and sea transportation was the answer to a problem that had dogged DOD for 40 years: how can DOD e ectively and e ciently sustain the war ghter and handle humanitarian crises? Gen. CassidyÂ’s rst priority as USTRANSCOM commander was to gain credibility for the command from the other combatant commands. He did this Gen. Duane H. Cassidyby sending a high-ranking team around the world to ask what USTRANSCOM could do for them. He also established relations with the chief executive o cers and union leaders of the commercial transportation industry to nd out what they could do for USTRANSCOM. The maritime industry especially needed shoring up. The command drafted a National Sealift Policy, the rst ever, which President George H. W. Bush signed in 1989. Gen. Cassidy also championed acquisition of the C-17 Globemaster III. Creating the prototype of the Global Transportation Network, an automated command and control and in-transit visibility system that integrated data from selected transportation information systems, was another priority. By the time Gen. Cassidy retired in 1989, USTRANSCOM had grown from 98 military and civilian employees to 360 and was becoming a force in shaping airlift and sealift policy. As he departed, Gen. Cassidy said, Â“It is a privilege beyond belief to have been part of the United States Transportation Command at its inception.Â” After his retirement, Gen. Cassidy said Â“I am lazy enough to work hard in the right areas. I sometimes hate to go to bed. ItÂ’s exciting to be awake.Â” See Cassidy, page 4
U.S. Transportation Command O ce of Public A airs 508 Sco Dr. Sco AFB, Illinois 62225-5357 h p://www.transcom.mil Email: transcom.sco .email@example.com 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 Pending Command Information Specialist Neil Samson Special Graphics Support Aly Soden An electronic version is available at: h p://www.transcom.mil/documents/transporter/transporter.pdf 2 Resiliency: Part one Hope and FaithBy Chaplain Maj. Leslie Forbes-MarianiWe all have a story. Some of us have a story of healing, some of sorrow. Our stories are shaped by our life experiences and faith. This is the rst part of a story, a personal journey of resiliency, hope and faith in God. Eighteen months ago I needed a second back surgery to remove the pins and rods installed in the rst surgery eight years earlier. I was hopeful the surgery would relieve the pain in my back. After the surgery was complete I felt so much be er. Weeks of recovery and healing went by with anticipation of physical activity in the future, which in the past gave me pain. During this time I noticed my neck was sore. I thought I had a cold or some such thing. I did not want it to go into coughing ts as my back would not have tolerated the jerking. So I went to the doctor and after several tests I was told the words that cause fear in so many hearts, Â“the test came back positive you have cancer.Â” During the testing, I felt the Lord speak to my spirit that this would be cancer but not to worry. He would be with me. So when the results came back I was not surprised. I asked the doctor what we need to do next. I had peace. The peace that passes understanding from Philippians 4:4-7 Â“Always be joyful because you belong to the Lord. I will say it again. Be joyful! 5 Let everyone know how gentle you are. The Lord is coming soon. 6 DonÂ’t worry about anything. No ma er what happens, tell God about everything. Ask and pray, and give thanks to him. 7 Then GodÂ’s peace will watch over your hearts and your mindsÂ…Â” (NIRV). This is what gave me the hope and encouragement I needed to face this trial. The doctor said surgery was needed to remove the cancer and my thyroid. When my family got the news we made a pact we were a team and together we would face this. My husband and boys agreed that if treatment made my hair fall out, all of them would cut their hair. We would all be bald together. You might be facing a di cult time right now. Know you are not alone. God cares about your pain. He loves you and desires to be with you through it all. Turn to Him and ask for his peace, tell Him about everything. Chaplain Maj. Leslie Forbes-Mariani Memorial Wall ceremonyGen. Darren W. McDew, commander, USTRANSCOM, presides over a ceremony, Feb. 23, dedicating a plaque in memory of former J1 worker Terri Barbee. The plaque was added to the Memorial Wall which honors the memory of TRANSCOM workers who died either while working for the command or shortly after being medically retired. The event was a ended by BarbeeÂ’s friends, co-workers and family members. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA
3By Lisa M. Caldwell, TCPARobert D. Bowers, A orney (Contract/General) with the commandÂ’s O ce of the Sta Judge Advocate, is an Air Force nominee for the 2015 Arthur S. Flemming Award, Legal Achievement category. According to the George Washington UniversityÂ’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration website (h p://tspppa.gwu. edu/arthur-s emming-awards), the Flemming Awards were established in 1948 in honor of Arthur FlemmingÂ’s commitment to public service throughout his distinguished career, which spanned seven decades and 11 presidencies. The university and the Flemming Awards Commission annually recognize outstanding federal employees by presenting a total of 12 awards in ve categories: Leadership and/or Management; Legal Achievement; Social Science, Clinical Trials and Translational Research; Applied Science and Engineering; and Basic Science. Â“I nominated Bob for this award because of his exceptional performance assisting USTRANSCOM contract litigation and his aggressive defense of the commandÂ’s acquisition actions across multiple forums, which kept critical war ghter support actions moving forward,Â” said Richard Gates, command acquisition lawyer and BowersÂ’ supervisor. Among BowersÂ’ responsibilities are providing legal guidance and advocacy on all aspects of the commandÂ’s acquisition programs and activities. He extends counsel to contracting o cers, the contracting activity head, program managers, portfolio managers, project managers, and other personnel at all stages of the contracting cycle. Â“Bob delivers a level of expertise typically found in more senior contract litigators,Â” said Army Col. Michael Benjamin, USTRANSCOM Sta Judge Advocate. Â“His meticulous work and sharp analysis of the facts and law demonstrate the highest standards of legal service and make him an exemplary candidate for the Flemming Award.Â” According to the award nomination, Bowers aided the Department of JusticeÂ’s successful defense of a postaward bid protest of a contract for containerized and break-bulk cargo services to U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He presented a comprehensive record of the commandÂ’s acquisition process and continues to aid the DOJ e ort against the subsequent appeal. The nomination also said BowersÂ’ actions rendered quick se lement of a case involving an appeal by a sealift carrier challenging a contract o cerÂ’s nal decision. During the discovery process, he sorted the facts from unfounded assertions, saving the governmentÂ’s time and expense of a lengthy trial. Additionally, the nomination said Bowers helped the DOJ respond to a multi-million dollar lawsuit after a fatal aircraft accident by reviewing hundreds of individual emails to screen for privileged and a orney-client documents. Â“Thank you to my family, Colonel Benjamin, Mr. Gates and to the TCJA and AQ professionals, all of whom share in this success,Â” said Bowers. Â“Without their help and support, this nomination would not have been worth the price of the paper it was wri en on.Â” The 2015 Flemming Award winners will be announced this spring. Teammate Spotlight: Command attorney is Air Force nominee for Federal award Robert D. Bowers Hawkins returns, brie yRetired Command Sgt. Maj. Tomas R. Hawkins visited U.S. Transportation Command Feb. 16. Hawkins was the rst Army command senior enlisted leader (SEL) for USTRANSCOM from Dec. 10, 2009 to Nov. 10, 2011. Before stepping in as the top enlisted leader for USTRANSCOM, Hawkins came from its Army service component, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), bringing 31 years of experience as a career Army transporter to the table. Hawkins continued and expanded the programs of Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth McQuiston, USTRANSCOMÂ’s rst senior enlisted leader, to educate the commandÂ’s enlisted personnel on the meaning of Â“jointness,Â” through the orchestration of Service 101 brie ngs and arranging for guest speakers to familiarize all personnel with other Service traditions, operations and uniforms. He also hosted leader-led lunches for the enlisted members of the command to provide insight on the commanderÂ’s guidance. All these programs were highly successful in instilling be er understanding among the enlisted force of the commandÂ’s vision and goals. Photo by Neil Samson, USTRANSCOM/PA
4By Rob Wieland Hq. SDDC Public A airsMilitary Surface Deployment and Distribution Command recently welcomed U.S. Army Chaplain Maj. Brian Tung as the new command chaplain. While Tung was born in the United States, his father was born in Kirin, China, and ed that country with the assistance of U.S. Army Col. Bill Jenna. After arriving in the U.S., his father joined the Army as an enlisted soldier and became a naturalized citizen. Throughout this period of his fatherÂ’s life, Col. Jenna continued to provide help and mentorship. Col. Jenna continued their friendship throughout the la er part of his 40-year Army career, and until he passed away in 1973. Â“Col. Jenna and my father inspired me to become an Army o cer,Â” said Tung. Â“I wanted to serve this great nation.Â” A native of Newport News, Virginia, Tung graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1994, and began his career in Army Aviation as an OH-58 and later UH-60 Blackhawk pilot. During what would be his last ying duties, Tung was assigned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky. It was during this assignment he met Chaplain Col. Sco McChrystal, who was the guest speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast. Â“Chaplain Col. McChrystal was instrumental in my decision to follow my faith,Â” said Tung. He explained the process he had to take and the fundamental duties and tasks of being an Army Chaplain. During that time Tung had grown in his faith and a ended services, activities, and O cer Christian Fellowship groups; this is where he made the commitment to become an Army chaplain Â“I always felt the desire to help others, and had a strong sense of faith,Â” he continued, Â“I wanted to help soldiers and families, and inspire them in their life journey,Â” said Tung. After serving as a Functional Area 24 Telecommunications Systems Engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana, Tung answered the call to become a chaplain, resigned his commission, and was released from Active Duty in 2003 to a end seminary. He continued in Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) status throughout the three years of his seminary studies. Â“It was a very di cult decision to resign my Army commission; after praying about it, it (becoming a chaplain) was what I was supposed to do,Â” said Tung Tung was endorsed by the Assemblies of God, returned to active duty in 2007, and was assigned to the 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade, Ft. Wainwright, Alaska, for his rst chaplain duties. Â“IÂ’ve had many amazing experiences as a chaplain. The most rewarding aspect for me was being with loved ones of service members who have lost their lives. Being able to help the loved ones talk about the person they will never see again, and sharing special moments with them is the most rewarding,Â” said Tung. On a more personal side, Tung is married to his wife Waterlily. They have three children: Daniel, Elijah, and Shekinah, who all enjoy music and swimming. Â“My family and I are very active in swimming and very passionate about music,Â” he said. Tung has been known to play the guitar, piano, and sing in the choir. Future plans for Tung include continuing to follow the path the Lord has sent him on. Â“IÂ’m really excited to be here at SDDC. My goal is to faithfully serve all members of the command,Â” said Tung. Amongst his many duties, he will continue to be a professional military religious leader and professional military religious sta advisor to all SDDC service members and civilians. Tung also looks forward to becoming more knowledgeable about SDDC-speci c personnel programs so he can be er advise and assist all surface warriors.Army Aviator to SDDC Chaplain Chaplain Maj. Brian Tung, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, provides the invocation during a recent SDDC event. Photo by Rob Wieland, SDDC/PA Cassidy, from page 1 When asked about Gen. CassidyÂ’s continued impact on USTRANSCOM, McDew re ected, Â“He was an exceptionally rare leader, an o cer whose legacy continues to in uence nearly every decision we undertake in the Department of DefenseÂ’s transportation, distribution, and sustainment enterprises.Â” Â“Without General CassidyÂ’s intuitive vision, particularly his deep understanding of the importance of enhancing our organic transportation capabilities with the strength and depth of American industry, our nation would certainly not have achieved the successes we have realized in war and peace over the last three decades,Â” said McDew. Â“Sir, rest well,Â” Gen. McDew wrote to the members of USTRANSCOM. Â“Your legacy thrives today in our U.S. Transportation Command, the command you built.Â” Gen. Duane H. Cassidy, far left, presides over the rst USTRANSCOM sta meeting.
5 By Andrea Sanderson, TCJ2 Photos by Bob Fehringer, TCPA The J2 Diversity Team presented their award-winning African-American History (AAH) Observance display during the month of February. This unique display depicts pictorial references and articles supporting each special interest week. The most colorful display and crowd favorite is the Performing Arts, where albums, casse es, 8-Tracks and 45 records are displayed. All of the J2 Diversity Team contributed to the displays and participated in the presentations. Additionally, Master Sgt. Monolito Brown, the equal opportunity advisor for SDDC, added to the display with unique African-American soldiers, airmen and African art statue presentation. A display was presented every Wednesday during February on the 2nd oor breezeway and included science and education, performing arts, military, history, politics and sports and business. The J2 Diversity Team: Team Lead Andrea Sanderson, Lt. Col. Tanya Harrison, Tracea Clemons, Sta Sgt. Jennifer Bo om, Michael Coulson, Beth Callen and Oliver Â“OTÂ” Tice.African-American History on display at TRANSCOMPhotos: Top left A Tuskeegee Airman statue; Top right A display of Gospel and Soul musicians; Center left OT Tice talks with Sta Sgt. Jennifer Bo om at the TCJ2 Diversity TeamÂ’s Black History exhibit; Bottom left Angelo Farrow, TCJ2, left, talks with display visitors; Below Classic 45 RPM records.
6Gen. Hansford T. Johnson, commander-in-chief, Military Airlift Command and USTRANSCOM, meets vehicle maintenance personnel as he visits a base camp during Operation Desert Shield.By Peg Nigra, TCRCFeb. 28, 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of the end of Operation Desert Storm, the US-led allied e ort to liberate Kuwait from Saddam HusseinÂ’s invading forces. Operations Desert Shield, the ve and a half month buildup of forces in Southwest Asia that began in Aug. 1990, and Desert Storm that began Jan. 17, 1991, were the rst big tests of US Transportation CommandÂ’s (USTRANSCOMÂ’s) initial mission as the Department of DefenseÂ’s single manager for air, land, and sea transportation during wartime. USTRANSCOM was barely three years old when Iraq invaded Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1990. Air Force Gen. Hansford T. Johnson, USTRANSCOMÂ’s second commander-in-chief, activated the commandÂ’s crisis action team two days later, se ing into motion one of the largest movements of cargo and passengers in U.S. military history. For the rst time, the U.S. had a single command coordinate strategic deployment during a major military operation. Other rsts included the rst major activation of the Ready Reserve Force on Aug. 10 and rst activation of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet in its 39-year history on Aug. 17. From Aug. 7, 1990 to Mar. 10, 1991, when redeployment of forces and equipment began, USTRANSCOM, its components, and commercial partners delivered over 9.6 million short tons of dry cargo and petroleum products and 503,478 passengers. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Central CommandÂ’s commander-in-chief, called the task Â“dauntingÂ” and the result Â“spectacular.Â” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta Army Gen. Colin L. Powell, told Congress the mobility outcome had proven USTRANSOMÂ’s worth. The crisis had been the commandÂ’s Â“graduation exercise,Â” he said, and USTRANSCOM had Â“graduated magna cum laude.Â” It was an historic e ort. The airlift surpassed the Berlin Airlift (19481949) after six weeks. In the rst ve months of Desert Shield, the number of cargo ships arriving in the Persian Gulf matched that of the 18-monthlong allied convoy operations to Northern Russia during World War II. The rst Persian Gulf WarÂ’s airlift and sealift would not be matched until several years into Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The problems encountered and overcome provided the necessary proof of what USTRANSCOM leaders knew all along: they needed the same roles, responsibilities, and authority in peace as in war. As a result of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, USTRANSCOM gained its peacetime single manager charter for air, land, and sea transportation in February 1992. Lessons learned from Desert Shield/ Storm contributed to the smoother success of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom in 2001 to 2003. In the years between the Persian Gulf wars, USTRANSCOM worked with the Services, Congress, and commercial industry to acquire access to larger government-owned roll-on/ roll-o ships and commercial sealift capacity, modernize existing aircraft platforms, increase the requirement for the versatile C-17, and, gain be er in-transit visibility. Thanks to those lessons learned and new missions gained since 1992, the command has provided more timely and e ective support to the war ghter. TRANSCOM HistoryThe legacy of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm Ask the HistorianBy Peg Nigra A.K. asked: I just found out TRANSCOM has a history o ce. What do you do? Answer: We (meaning the Research Center, TCRC) do lots of things. We collect documents and a end meetings in order to maintain the history of the command, answer information requests, write studies, and win trivia contests. No, scratch that last one, IÂ’m terrible at trivia contests. We publish and hand out interviews with the commander, deputy commander, chief of sta and senior enlisted leader. We are responsible for the artwork and artifacts in the TRANSCOM buildings and the Transportation Plaza. We have a small library of about 1,200 books that anyone can check out. The topics range from military history to leadership, biographies to quotation books. We are in charge of the TRANSCOM emblem and its use. If you need a quiet place to read, TCRC is pre y darn quiet most of the time. Come visit us in room 134, Building 1900 East. You donÂ’t have to knock or swipe your badge, just come on in. Got a burning question about USTRANSCOM history or the displays around the command? Ask the Historian by sending an email to margaret.j.nigra. firstname.lastname@example.org
7Joint Meritorious Unit AwardGen. Darren W. McDew, commander, USTRANSCOM, presented the service members and civilians of USTRANSCOM Feb. 11, 2016, with the Joint Meritorious Unit Award for exceptionally meritorious service. McDew a ached the streamer denoting the commandÂ’s achievement before an audience that represented the 118,000 men and women of USTRANSCOMÂ’s and its service components: Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC), and Air Mobility Command (AMC). Photo by Neil Samson, USTRANSCOM/PAThe TRANSCOM Show features SDDC leadersMaj. Gen. David G. Clarkson, chief of sta USTRANSCOM, and Chief Master Sgt. William W. Turner, USTRANSCOM senior enlisted leader, interview Maj. Gen. Susan A. Davidson, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin A. McKeller, SDDC command sergeant major, during the latest episode of Â“The TRANSCOM ShowÂ” Feb. 18. The Feb. 18 edition of the show allowed senior leaders to engage USTRANSCOMÂ’s Army component key leaders and understand how they play a crucial role in our commandÂ’s transportation and distribution enterprise. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA KC-46 tanker refuels F/A-18By Kenji Thuloweit 412th Test Wing Public A airs EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -A U.S. Air Force and Boeing aircrew aboard the KC-46 tanker successfully refueled an F/A-18 ghter jet in ight Feb. 10. The air refueling was the programÂ’s rst using the KC-46Â’s hose and drogue system. It took place in the skies over Washington state. According to Boeing, the ight lasted more than four hours and the tankerÂ’s air refueling operator successfully transferred fuel to the F/A-18 at 20,000 feet. The KC-46 will refuel aircraft using both its boom and hose and drogue systems. The boom allows the tanker to transfer up to 1,200 gallons of fuel per minute, while the planeÂ’s hose and drogue systems, located on both the planeÂ’s wing and centerline, enables the KC-46 to refuel smaller aircraft such as the F/A-18 with up to 400 gallons of fuel per minute, said the Boeing release. F/A-18s are own by both the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The KC-46 refueled an F-16 ghter from Edwards AFB using its air refueling boom Jan. 24. The KC-46A Pegasus is intended to replace the Air ForceÂ’s aging tanker eet, which has been refueling aircraft for more than 50 years. With more refueling capacity and enhanced capabilities, improved e ciency and increased capabilities for cargo and aeromedical evacuation, the KC-46A will provide aerial refueling support to the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, as well as allied nation coalition aircraft. The 412th Test Wing is the lead developmental test organization for the KC-46 Tanker Program. Photo by John Parker/Boeing
Recognitions Arrivals Chief Pe y O cer Jeremy Woodring, TCJ2 Pe y O cer 2nd Class Rith Vuth, TCJ3 Sgt. Oscar Flores, TCJ3 Lt. Brielle Adamovich, JPSE Departures Lt. Cmdr. Robert Smith, TCJ2 Lt. Cmdr. Ashley Madison, JECC Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Dixon, TCJ3 Maj. Christina Love, TCSG Maj. John Syc, TCJ3 Master Sgt. Laura Stanton, JECC Sta Sgt. Cicero Ferrer, JECC Sta Sgt. Sheldon Semper-Henry, TCJ3 Sgt. 1st Class Wilhem Stevens, TCJ2 Chief Pe y O cer John Christopher, JECC Chief Pe y O cer Alexander Nacis, TCJ3 Promotions Sta Sgt. Samuel Mahoney to Technical Sergeant Lt. Col. Fred Delacruz to Colonel Maj. William Laase to Lieutenant ColonelEditorÂ’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.USTRANSCOMÂ’s 2015 Annual Award WinnersJunior Service Member Pe y O cer 3rd Class Anthony Avalos, TCJ2 Service Member Sta Sgt. Carley Elsky, TCJ2 Senior Service Member Master Sgt. Terrence Bo om, TCJ2 Color Guard Member Pe y O cer 1st Class Ameyer Adams, TCCS Company Grade O cer Capt. Regenald Howard, JECC Field Grade O cer Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Dudley, TCJ8 Civilian Category I Daphne Cunningham, TCJ3 Civilian Category II Brian Westerman, JECC Civilian Category III Mark Carlson, JECC Volunteer Tech. Sgt. Tymika Logan, JECC Those not pictured were not at the award ceremony Pe y O cer 3rd Class Anthony Avalos, TCJ2 Sta Sgt. Carley Elsky, TCJ2 Master Sgt. Terrence Bo om, TCJ2 Daphne Cunningham, TCJ3 Gen. Darren W. McDew presents Color Guard member Pe y O cer 1st Class Ameyer Adams with his award. All photos by Neil Samson, USTRANSCOM/PA Mark Carlson, JECC Brian Westerman, JECC