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May 2016 Scott AFB, Illinois Vol. 16, No. 5 By Jim Garamone, DOD News, Defense Media Activity Today’s presence of cyber, space and ballistic-intercontinental missile capabilities have changed the character of war, and the U.S. military must adapt to confront these challenges, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta said. During a ight from Cairo to here yesterday, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford discussed the need to make changes in the department in order to improve the military’s command and control system. In the current system, the defense secretary is the person responsible for joint integration, said Dunford, noting the secretary holds the authorities to integrate the combatant commands. The chairman said there are certain areas where a delegation of responsibility -even if not authority -should come to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta The chairman can then do on the secretary’s behalf “some things that integrate our forces today in a way that we didn’t need to 10 or 15 years ago,” Dunford said. The chairman highlighted the Korean Peninsula as an example. More than a decade ago, he said, there was the likelihood that if con ict broke out on the peninsula it would be limited to a ground war in that area only. Today, that’s no longer the case, Dunford said. “My whole argument about transregional, multidomain, multifunctional ght is recognition that the character of war has changed, not the nature, but the character,” he said. “It’s changed because of cyber capabilities, space capabilities, ballistic missile capabilities, intercontinental missile capabilities.” New Capabilities These new capabilities make it unlikely that any new con ict in the world will be isolated to one geographic area, Dunford said. If a ght breaks out on the Korean Peninsula today, he said, it will likely quickly involve not just U.S. Forces Korea, but U.S. Paci c Command, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Cyber Command and U.S. Strategic Command. And it probably wouldn’t be the only con ict going on in the world, said Dunford, who added that the list of the world’s current security concerns is illuminating. There’s the ght against violent extremism, he said, as well as security challenges in Europe with Russia. And, there are security challenges on a day-to-day basis with Iran, the chairman added. See Change on page 6Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta walks through the Ministry of Defence with Sedki Sobhi, Minister of Defence of Egypt, in Cairo, Egypt’s capital city, April 23, 2016. Dunford is traveling overseas to meet with military leaders and foreign dignitaries to discuss issues confronting the United States and its allies, including e orts to accelerate the lasting defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. DOD photo by Navy Pe y O cer 2nd Class Dominique A. PineiroDOD must change to confront changing face of war2 Chaplain’s message 3 PRIME 4 Motorcycle safety 5 Dependents depart Turkey 6 TRANSCOM history 7 Teammate spotlight M a y i s M i l i t a r y May is Military A p p r e c i a t i o n M o n t h Appreciation Month


Resiliency, hope and faith in God. Part Three:Recovery and additional treatment were the next steps. Preparation for the radioactive iodine ablation therapy which was needed to kill any remaining thyroid cancer cells is challenging. Two weeks before the ablation I was required to have special low iodine diet as well as fasting from any thyroid hormone replacement. Then I ingested this very intimidating radioactive pill (I had two) after which I was isolated in the hospital for ve days without contact with anyone. I remained radioactive for several weeks after the treatment. In all of this my faith and trust in God remained. Sometimes I was so weak and tired I did not even know how to pray I had to trust God, I had peace. A book “God Works the Night Shift” by Ron Mehl, 1994 Multanomah Press, encouraged me with this phrase “Acts of love Your Father preforms even while you sleep.” Physical changes and side e ects were challenging yet I know God knew what I needed before I did, before the doctors did and what the Lord said to me is what gave me what I needed to overcome. As my strength and energy was being restored I had con dence God was healing me fully. My blood test were coming back great, time would tell if I was in remission completely. I felt strength was returning to my body and my soul magni ed the Lord. As the old hymn says “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness”. This spring I had an additional test which indicated as of 12 April 2016 one year later I am in full remission from the cancer. U.S. Transportation Command O ce of Public A airs 508 Sco Dr. Sco AFB, Illinois 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 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:// 2 Grip ‘n Grins Chaplain Lt. Col. Leslie Forbes-Mariani Happy trailsGen. Darren W. McDew, commander, USTRANSCOM, presents a farewell gift to Chief Master Sgt. William W. Turner, command senior enlisted leader USTRANSCOM, during Turner’s farewell dinner April 16. A change of Responsiblity ceremony for the CSEL weill be held May 10 at 10 a.m. in the Seay Auditiorium. Turner will retire May 13. Photo by Neil Samson, USTRANSCOM/PA


3SEL Change of Responsibility Ceremony Gen. Darren W. McDew, commander, USTRANSCOM, requests the pleasure of your company at a Change of Responsibility Ceremony at which time Chief Master Sgt. William W. Turner will relinquish senior enlisted responsibility to Chief Master Sgt. Ma hew M. Caruso on Tuesday, May 10 at 10 a.m. in the Seay Auditorium, reception immediately following. Innovation Showcase Award Call for Nominations The call for nominations for the Commander’s Innovation Showcase Award Q2 is now open. To enter, your team’s project must demonstrate some or all of the following characteristics: Collaboration across the command, across components, other agencies, or combatant commands Actions that challenge current practices and solve problems Commitment to the commander’s priorities Dedication to the command culture virtues: innovation, collaboration, empowerment, and trust (ICE-T) -*Focus on the customer and/or the war ghter Nominations will be accepted via TMT through April 29. Gen. McDew will present the award to the winners, in person, by 30 June 16. Search for “Commander’s Innovation Showcase – 2nd Quarter” (TASK1607653945) to enter. For more information, contact TCCS-CM at 229-1547 or refer to USTCI 36-38 Innovation Showcase Instruction. By Maj. Nicole Bryson 375th AMW Judge AdvocateImagine this scenario: You are stationed at Sco Air Force Base and live in St. Louis. Your state of legal residence is neither Missouri nor Illinois. When tax season comes around, you le taxes in your state of legal residence because you thought you were exempt from having to le in Missouri. But if you are stationed at Sco and commute from Missouri, keep a watchful eye on your mailbox. You may receive a Notice of Adjusment or a Notice of De ciency from the Missouri Department of Revenue for unpaid Missouri income tax. The notice will indicate you have an outstanding balance due and payable to MODOR. MODOR has taken the position that if you live on the St. Louis side of the river, you are a legal resident of Missouri and are subject to paying Missouri income tax. It holds this position, even if your presence in Missouri is due to your military orders assigning you to Sco Notices of Adjustment and De ciency for Missouri income tax are being sent to military members who commuted to Sco from Missouri in 2014 and had a Missouri address for more than 183 days, even if they maintained a legal residence elsewhere. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protects military members from having their pay taxed by a state where he or she is present solely due to military orders when he or she maintains a legal residence elsewhere. The SCRA states a “servicemember shall neither lose nor acquire a (legal) residence or domicile for purposes of taxation ... by reason of being absent or present in any tax jurisdiction of the United States solely in compliance with military orders.” “Legal residence” or “domicile” is established by being physically present in a state with the intent to reside there permanently or inde nitely. Once a servicemember has established “legal residence” or “domicile” in a particular state, he or she may maintain that state as his or her legal residence even when transferred to a duty location in a di erent state. However, servicemembers must still comply with the laws of the state where they are legal residents. So if your state of legal residence requires military members to pay income tax even though they are stationed elsewhere, you are still accountable to your state of legal residence. If you are unsure whether your state of legal residence imposes taxes on your military pay and whether you need to le a state income tax return, the legal o ce has a State Income Tax Guide that can help. Is MODOR improperly labeling you as a legal resident of Missouri? If you are stationed in Illinois, live in Missouri, maintain a legal residence elsewhere and have received any type of notice from the Missouri Department of Revenue, the legal o ce wants to hear from you. If this describes your situation, please send an email to 375amw.ja-legalo ce@ with the subject line “SCRA MODOR issue.” This article is intended to provide general information only and not legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding your speci c situation, contact the legal o ce.Stationed at Scott, living in St. Louis: Potential tax trouble for military On cameraLeft Airman 1st Class Katherine Buitago, 375th AW/PA, a aches a microphone to Gen. Darren W. McDew prior to shooting a Fraud video, April 20. Above gen. Darren W. McDew practices his lines prior to shooting the fraud video. Photos by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PAUSTC PRIME is a Commander’s Action Group initiative that provides weekly thought-provoking content. The goal of USTC PRIME is to present multiple perspectives on various topics of interest and provide a venue for innovative and critical thinking. If you wish to contribute to the discussion or be added to the distribution list, please email: transcom.sco .tccc.mbx.


4By The National Highway Tra c Safety Association May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, designed to encourage all drivers and motorcyclists to “share the road” with each other. In 2014, 4,586 motorcyclists were killed in tra c crashes, a decrease of 2.3 percent from 2013 (4,692). Those deaths account for 14 percent of the total highway fatalities that year. This decrease in motorcycle fatalities continues to break a tragic trend over the last 17 years, which saw only one other decline in 2009. Injured motorcyclists also decreased from 93,000 in 2013 to 88,000 in 2014. Safe riding practices and cooperation from all road users will help reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on our nation’s highways. But it’s especially important for motorists to understand the safety challenges faced by motorcyclists such as size and visibility, and motorcycle riding practices like downshifting and weaving, to know how to anticipate and respond to them. By raising motorists’ awareness, both drivers and riders will be safer sharing the road. Tips for motorists • Research and state-level data has and continues to consistently identify motorists as being at-fault in over half of all multi-vehicle motorcycle-involved collisions. • NHTSA-funded research has shown that people behind the wheels of passenger vehicles are distracted more than 50 percent of the time. Road users should never drive, bike, or walk while distracted. Doing so can result in tragic consequences for all on the road, including motorcyclists. • It may seem inconsequential, but the improper use of a vehicle’s rearview and side-view mirrors contributes to collisions, particularly with smaller vehicles like motorcycles. With roughly 40 percent of a vehicle’s outer perimeter zones hidden by blind spots, improper adjustment or lack of use of one’s side-view mirrors can have dire consequences for motorcyclists. • If you are turning at an intersection, and your view of oncoming tra c is partially obstructed, wait until you can see around the obstruction, su ciently scan for all roadway users (pedestrians and motorcyclists included), and proceed with caution. Slow your decision-making process down at intersections. • One’s reaction time and ability to assess and respond to a potential collision, such as a lane change, is signi cantly hindered if there are large di erences in speed among vehicles in tra c. When approaching a congested roadway, being diligent in modifying your speed to match that of the cars in tra c can be a lifesaver, particularly for motorcyclists. • Allow a motorcyclist a full lane width. Though it may seem as if there is enough room in a single lane for a motor vehicle and a motorcycle, looks can be deceiving. Share the road, but not the lane: a motorcyclist needs room to maneuver safely. • Because motorcycles are smaller than most vehicles, they can be di cult to see. Their size can also cause other drivers to misjudge their speed and distance. • Size also counts against motorcycles when it comes to blind spots. Motorcyclists can be easily hidden in a vehicle’s blind spot. Always look for motorcycles by checking your mirrors and blind spots before switching to another lane of tra c. • Always signal your intentions before changing lanes or merging with tra c. This allows motorcyclists to anticipate your movement and nd a safe lane position. • Don’t be fooled by a ashing turn signal on a motorcycle—it may not be self-canceling and the motorcyclist may have forgo en to turn it o Wait to be sure the rider is going to turn before you proceed. • Allow more follow distance – three or four seconds – when following a motorcycle; this gives the motorcycle rider more time to maneuver or stop in an emergency. Motorcycle riders may suddenly need to change speed or adjust lane position to avoid hazards such as potholes, gravel, wet or slippery surfaces, pavement seams, railroad crossings, and grooved pavement. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Chaplain Lt. Col. Leslie Forbes-Mariani has been riding for 10 years. Here, she shows o her 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan 900cc Custom. The chaplain asks that motorists “Watch out for us on the highway, look twice and give us room.” She also reminds her fellow military riders that they must always wear protective equipment, on base and o which consists of a helmet, gloves, long sleeve shirt, long pants and over-ankle boots. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA


By Jodi Ames AMC Public A airs On March 29, 2016, the State Department and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter approved the ordered departure of Department of Defense dependents and civilian personnel assigned to the 39th Air Base Wing at Incirlik Air Base and other locations throughout Turkey. Within a ma er of minutes, Mobility Airmen around the world sprang into action, preparing to execute the missions that would ensure the safe and expeditious airlift of families and pets leaving the country. According to data compiled by the 618th Air Operations Center at Sco Air Force Base, Illinois, the combined mission e ort was accomplished within 74 hours following the initial order. Approximately 650 passengers and 70 pets were moved using three contracted commercial aircraft and six C-17 Globemaster III aircraft assigned to Air Mobility Command. The mandatory departure came at the recommendation of Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, commander of U.S. European Command. In a press conference held March 29, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said the decision to move dependents was made “out of an abundance of caution.” The DOD spokesman also emphasized that the decision was not triggered by a speci c threat, rather the broader scope of security threats playing out in the region. “This decision allows for the deliberate safe return of family members from these areas due to continued security concerns in the region. It in no way signi es a permanent decision to end accompanied tours at these facilities and is speci cally intended to mitigate the risk to DOD elements and personnel, including family,” Cook said. After the passenger movement was validated by U.S. Transportation Command, Special Assignment Airlift Mission and Global Channel planners assigned to the AOC worked together to phase the required aircraft through normal enroute bases and move the families to their desired home destinations. Lawrence Gray, the 618th AOC deputy director of current operations, said that once USTRANSCOM con rmed mission requirements and the estimated number of passengers needing airlift, owing the aircraft through Incirlik at a rate that met the needs of the 39th ABW was all that was needed to successfully execute the ordered departure. “Having previously been assigned to Incirlik myself, it was a li le disheartening to see the families have to leave; but it was good to see the footage of the families moving through the transportation system to their desired destinations on TV and know that we were able to rapidly respond to get them a step closer to home.” Brig. Gen. Brian Robinson, commander of the 618th AOC, highlighted the important role readiness played in moving families to safety. “Taking care of our Airmen and their families is a top priority in our Air Force,” Robinson said. “Employing rapid global mobility was crucial to ensure that family members could safely depart Turkey. The response from the men and women of the 618th AOC and AMC is a re ection of their exceptional training, teamwork and disciplined professionalism.” On Wednesday, March 30, those being evacuated began arriving at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, where members of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, the 86th Airlift Wing and others throughout the Kaiserslautern military community stood ready to welcome the travelers and ease their transition. “What we tried to do is ease the stress of travel for the family members and take care of their needs as they came in [to the passenger terminal],” said Senior Master Sgt. Stephen Holland from the 721st Aerial Port Squadron. “I can imagine myself being downrange and ge ing the noti cation that my family is leaving in a few hours. I would want someone to assist them.” While some families remained at Ramstein, many continued their journey back to the states and other authorized safe-haven locations. On March 31, ights bound for the U.S. began arriving at Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Baltimore, Maryland. Members of the 305th Aerial Port Squadron’s Detachment 1 greeted families and assisted with their nal travel arrangements to locations throughout the states. A number of other support agencies, including the USO and Red Cross, stepped in to provide food, comfort items and assistance during the ordered departure. Industry partners also bolstered the seamless transition of families as they arrived at both Ramstein and BWI. Lt. Col. Bary Flack, 305th Aerial Port Squadron commander, said he was thrilled with how his team of Airmen assisted families and coordinated with numerous agencies and commands at Ramstein and BWI. “The partnership with the BWI airport authorities has been outstanding,” Flack said. “They’ve been great partners. To see not only how our folks adapted, but [also how] the airport’s [sta ] adapted.” AMC Commander Gen. Carlton Everhart II said the success and speed of this passenger movement was a shining example of the command’s mission to provide rapid global mobility. “Rapid global mobility is the heart of what we do,” Everhart said. “Thanks to our ability to reach any corner of the globe in a ma er of hours and the skill of our Airmen, we were able to act quickly and deliver critical airlift when our military family needed us most.” He continued, “I couldn’t be more proud of our Airmen and mobility partners who made this di cult situation smoother for the families who were impacted.” Last September concurrent travel of accompanying dependents was suspended, and the voluntary departure of Air Force families was approved amid concerns about increasing unrest and volatility in the region. This move resulted in the relocation of approximately 100 family members.5 Nearly 650 family members reach U.S. within 74 hours Families of U.S. Airmen and Department of Defense civilians board a C-17 Globemaster III during an ordered departure, March 30, 2016, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho/Released


6TRANSCOM HistoryApril Showers Bring May Flowers and Lots of Other ThingsBy Peg Nigra, TCRC May is a joyous month with mild temperatures, blue skies, and blooming owers (and lots of tree pollen. Sorry allergy su erers). May also marks the end of the Monday federal holiday season (okay, that’s my uno cial designation). May is named for the goddess of spring, Maia. It’s National Military Appreciation Month. The rst Friday of the month is National Military Spouse Appreciation Day. The third Saturday in May is Armed Forces Day. And, of course, the last Monday of the month is Memorial Day. After the Civil War, many cities and towns honored their fallen soldiers on various days of the year. Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, a fraternal organization composed of Union veterans of the Civil War, o cially proclaimed May 30, 1868, as Memorial Day. New York was the rst state to recognize the holiday. The South did not recognize Memorial Day until after World War I, when the holiday changed from honoring those who died during the Civil War (the War of Northern Aggression to those living below the Mason-Dixon Line) to any American who died in any war. The National Holiday Act of 1971 changed the observance to the last Monday in May. Most of us know the fth of May as Cinco de Mayo, but contrary to popular lore, it’s not Mexico’s Independence Day. May 5th marks the victory of a small Mexican force over French forces in the Ba le of Puebla in 1862. Cinco de Mayo is primarily observed in the Mexican state of Puebla and the United States. May is Get Caught Reading Month, National Hamburger Month, and Family Wellness Month. May 1-7 is National Hug Week and Be Kind to Animals Week. May 15-21 is National Transportation Week. The rst Sunday in May is World Laughter Day. May 3rd is National Teacher Day, National Day of Reason is on the 5th. No Socks Day and Eat What You Want Day are on the 8th. May also has some important USTRANSCOM milestones: On May 8, 2006, Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England signed a memorandum that superseded the Sept. 16, 2003, Secretary of Defense memo that rst assigned the distribution process owner (DPO) responsibility to the USTRANSCOM commander. Not simply a restatement of the original, the new memo recognized the “signi cant progress made in transforming distribution related processes” and de ned two mission areas for the DPO: “overseeing the overall effectiveness, e ciency, and alignment of DOD-related distribution activities, including force projection, sustainment, and redeployment/retrograde operations;” and “establishing the concepts and operation frameworks relating to the planning and execution of DOD transportation operations.” USTRANSCOM tested its Joint Task Force-Port Opening (JTF-PO) May 10-11, 2006, in Ardent Sentry 06, a bilateral exercise between North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. JTF-PO consisted of USTRANSCOM-assigned forces organized and presented to regional combatant commanders to quickly open and operate ports in speci c theater locations until replaced by follow-on forces. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld approved the JTF-PO execute order on May 26. On May 30, 2007, Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwar USTRANSCOM commander, approved the command’s new mission statement: “Develop and direct the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise to globally project strategic national capabilities; accurately sense the operating environment; provide endto-end distribution process visibility; and responsive support of joint, United States Government, and Secretary of Defense-approved multinational and non-governmental logistical requirements.” Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva accepted command of USTRANSCOM on May 5, 2014. At the conclusion of his speech, he said, “Ricki and I are excited to be here, energized by the contagious drive to excellence you epitomize, and ready to continue to build on the trust you have established with all our partners so that Together, We Can Deliver.” Exactly one year later, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that he nominated Gen. Selva to be the new Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta So, enjoy May. Have a burger. Read a book. Hug family and friends. Laugh a lot. Eat what you want…but within reason. Change, from Page 1 “You have multiple combatant commanders that are all dealing with those challenges,” Dunford said. “There has to be a common operational picture, a common intelligence picture and a framework within which the secretary can make decisions about prioritization and allocation of resources in real time in a crisis.” Joint Sta Changes The military does that now in what the chairman calls a sub-optimal way. “The character of war has changed so we should adapt to the character of war, and by changing the organizational construct of the Joint Sta ,” he said. Doing so, the chairman said, will position the department to be er manage today’s and tomorrow’s security situations. “We’re talking minutes of decision-making space,” Dunford said. “Can we do it today? Sure. But I would argue if we can cut the decision space down from six minutes to four, that’s actually geometric, and the implications are profound. It increases the probability that the American people would be safe.” Gen. Paul J. Selva takes command of USTRANSCOM during the change of command ceremony May 5, 2014. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA


7By Lisa M. Caldwell, TCPA The U.S. Transportation Command Legislative A airs o ce (TCCC-LA) is responsible for all ma ers pertaining to the command’s relationship with the U.S. Congress. The team consists of O ce Chief Kurt LaFrance, Air Force Maj. Jorge Avila and Roderick Jablonski, located here at Sco Air Force Base, and Air Force Col. Kevin Eastland and Air Force Lt. Col. Mark Robinson, located in Washington, D.C. Collectively, they develop strategic communication to ensure Congress is fully informed of the command’s plans, programs and initiatives. With expertise from the directorates, components and subordinate commands, they also prepare USTRANSCOM leaders for congressional o ce calls, brie ngs and hearings, and notify the command of issues related to Congress. “TCCC-LA works directly with members of Congress and Capitol Hill sta ers to help them understand TRANSCOM’s mission and the importance of the Defense Transportation System to national security,” said LaFrance. “Our shared duties are mutually signi cant to achieving this objective.” Avila manages development of the command posture statement and coordinates sessions to prime USTRANSCOM leadership for congressional hearings and brie ngs. Jablonski handles congressional inquiries and administers reports to Congress, and also researches bills and commi ee reports for USTRANSCOM equities or impact on the command. Eastland and Robinson are the faces of USTRANSCOM on Capitol Hill -they engage with congressional sta ers on command-related issues, organize meetings with members of Congress, and interact with the services, combatant commands, and other government agencies regarding command ma ers. Eastland also advises the USTRANSCOM commander on the pulse of congressional commi ees having oversight of or interest in command programs. According to LaFrance, the entire USTRANSCOM team helps TCCC-LA respond annually to more than 100 for-the-record congressional queries. “The command has received high praise from defense commi ee sta ers for our accuracy and responsiveness to requests for information,” said LaFrance. LaFrance emphasized preparing senior leaders for congressional testimony is a central TCCC-LA responsibility. In the past year, he said they were instrumental in Air Force Gen. Darren W. McDew’s con rmation hearing to serve as USTRANSCOM commander, and coordinated a hearing at which he appeared before the House Armed Services Commi ee (HASC), Readiness Subcommi ee, to discuss the command’s posture. And, they arranged for Army Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, USTRANSCOM deputy commander, to testify in front of the HASC Seapower Subcommi ee on Logistics and Sealift Force Requirements. Additionally, LaFrance said TCCC-LA facilitated an airlift assets brie ng to the sta of the House Select Commi ee on Benghazi (Libya), with Air Force Maj. Gen. Giovanni K. Tuck, director, Operations and Plans, a ending as the command’s senior leader. They are currently working on a similar brie ng for the commi ee’s congressional members. LaFrance said the command is well-respected on the Hill. “U.S. national leadership is gaining an important perspective of the DTS and our logistics oversight responsibility because of the great work being done by the TRANSCOM team and our components,” he said. Editor’s Note: The Legislative A airs D.C. o ce is located in Arlington, Virginia, close to the Pentagon, and has workstations connected to the USTRANSCOM network. The space is available for any command member on temporary duty there who needs a place to work or have small meetings. Call TCCC-LA at 220-4811 to reserve the D.C. o ce or for any information related to Congress. Teammate Spotlight: Legislative Affairs The TCCC-LA team consists of, left to right, O ce Chief Kurt LaFrance, Roderick Jablonski and Air Force Maj. Jorge Avila and, located here at Sco Air Force Base, and Air Force Col. Kevin Eastland and Air Force Lt. Col. Mark Robinson, located in Washington, D.C. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA Inspector General teamLeft to right Deborah A. Anthony, chief, Assessments & Audits Senior Master Sgt. Teresa Vanderford, assistant inspector general, Capt. Anthony J. Lesperance, inspector general, and Kathryn Russel, deputy inspector general. Photo by Bob Fehringer, TCPA


Recognitions Arrivals Pe y O cer 2nd Class Kiara Lopez, TCJ3 Chief Warrant O cer William Rosemeyer, TCJ3 Pe y O cer 2nd Class James Sorrentino, TCJ3 Pe y O cer 2nd Philip Wade, TCJ3 Pe y O cer 2nd Hazel Arceo, JECC Pe y O cer 2nd Dominic Brown, TCRA Lt. Alicia Mendoza, TCJ2 Pe y O cer 2nd Phyo, Ko, TCJ3 Pe y O cer 2nd Dustin Horton, TCJ3 Cmdr. Philip Durbin, JECC Lt. Alicia Mendoza, TCJ2 Lt. Cmdr. Jason Flood, TCJ2 Lt. j.g. Tristan Zimmerman, TCJ2 Sgt. Raymond Rivas, TCJ3 Lisa Watkins, TCAQ Pamela Sellers, TCJ8 Patricia Green, TCJ5 Departures Pe y o cer 2nd Class Michael Alston, TCJ3 Capt. Anthony Lavecchia, JECC Capt. Ronald Toland, JECC Cmdr. Bradley Waltermire, JECC Chief Pe y O cer James Wi s, TCRA Lt. Brian Davidson, TCSG Lt. Allen Tristan, TCJ2 Pe y O cer 1st Class Reginal Jeanbaptiste, JECC Lt. Brian Baxter, TCJ2 Lt. Cmdr. Christy Reichardt, TCJ2 Lt. John Moore, TCJ2 Pe y O cer 2nd Class Tim Hinton, TCJ3 Lt. Bradley Ho man, TCJ2 Chief Pe y O cer Mahlon Braden, TCJ2 Pe y O gicer 2nd Class Edwin Pessara, TCJ3 Chaplain, Lt. Col. Trenton Lewis, TCCH Master Sgt. Aletha Holliday, TCCC Lt. Col. Julia Bell, TCCC-LA Sgt. Kyle Edwards, TCJ3 Sgt. Paiea Kalili, TCJ3 Je rey Berger, TCJ6 Tina Ellis, TCAQ Alain Gri n, TCJ5 Bradley Shelburg, TCAQ Promotions Cmdr.Christopher Dudley, TCJ8 Senior Master Sgt. Terrence Bo om, 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. Parting Shots Quarterly Award Winners January-March 2016Junior Service Member Pe y O cer 3rd Class Anthony Avalos, TCJ2 Service Member Tech. Sgt. Andrew Thorpe, TCJ2 Senior Service Member Master Sgt. Michael Smith, JECC Company Grade O cer Lt. Chad Obermeyer, TCSG Field Grade O cer Maj. Mark Smith, TCJ3 Civilian Category I Haylee Foster, TCJ3 Civilian Category II Rose Varela, JECC Civilian Category III Michael Crupe, TCJ3 Volunteer Kevin McAuli e, TCJ2 Pe y O cer 3rd lass Anthony Avalos, Tech. Sgt. Andrew Thorpe, and Maj. Mark Smith Haylee Foster, Michael Crupe and Kevin McAuli e Photos by Neil Samson, UCTRANSCOM/PADressed rightMembers of USTRANSCOMÂ’s Navy Element have their Service Dress White inspection May 26 on the Transportation Plaza. Photos by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA