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 February 4, 1991
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Group Title: Florida National Guard Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm : Adjutant General special command information bulletins, 1991 issues 1-15
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Title: Florida National Guard Operation Desert ShieldDesert Storm Adjuntant General special command information bulletins, 1991 issues 1-15
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Creator: Florida -- Dept. of Military Affairs
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Place of Publication: St. Augustine Fla
Publication Date: [1991?]
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Subject: Operation Desert Shield, 1990-1991   ( lcsh )
Persian Gulf War, 1991   ( lcsh )
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Table of Contents
    Copyright
        Copyright
    Title Page
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Florida state depositories
        Page 3
    January 3, 1991
        Page 1
        General
            Page 1
        Administration
            Page 1
            Page 2
        Personnel
            Page 1
            Page 2
            Page 3
            Page 4
        Plans, operations, training, and military support
            Page 1
        Support personnel management
            Page 1
        United States property and fiscal officer
            Page 1
            Page 2
    January 10, 1991
        Page 1
        Plans, operations, training, and military support
            Page 1
            Page 2
        Director of information management
            Page 1
        United States property and fiscal officer
            Page 1
            Page 2
            Page 3
            Page 4
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            Page 6
    January 17, 1991
        Page 1
        Administration
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            Page 3
        Plans, operations, training and military support
            Page 1
        United States property and fiscal officer
            Page 1
        Director of maintenance
            Page 1
            Page 2
            Page 3
            Page 4
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            Page 6
    January 24, 1991
        Page 1
        Administration
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        Personnel
            Page 1
        Plans, operations, training, and military support
            Page 1
            Page 2
            Page 3
        Director of information management
            Page 1
    January 29, 1991
        Page 1
        Personnel
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            Page 2
        Plans, operations, training, and military support
            Page 1
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            Page 3
        Director of information management
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    February 4, 1991
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        Administration
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        Personnel
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        Plans, operations, training, and military support
            Page 1
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        Director of information management
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        United States property and fiscal officer
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    April 1, 1991
        Page 26
        General
            Page 1
        Administration
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            Page 3
            Page 4
        Plans, operations, training, and military support
            Page 1
        Support personnel management office
            Page 1
        United States property and fiscal office
            Page 1
            Page 2
        Director of engineering
            Page 1
    February 21, 1991
        Page 1
        General
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        Plans, operations, training, and military support
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        Director of information management
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    February 26, 1991
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        General
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        Administration
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        Plans, operations, training, and military support
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        Director of information management
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    March 7, 1991
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        Administration
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        Personnel
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        Plans, operations, training, and military support
            Page 1
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        Support personnel management office
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        Director of information management
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    March 14, 1991
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        Administration
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        Plans, operations, training, and military support
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    March 21, 1991
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        Director of maintenance
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    April 18, 1991
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    May 6, 1991
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        United States property and fiscal officer
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    June 4, 1991
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DEPARTMENT OF



MILITARY AFFAIRS















Special Archives Publication
Number
126
FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD
OPERATION DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM
Adjutant General
Special Command Information Bulletins
1991 Issues 1-15

State Arsenal
St. Francis Barracks
St. Augustine, Florida









STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL




POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
32085-1008






These Special Archives Publications are produced as a service to Florida communities,
historians and any other individuals, historical or geneaological societies and both national
and state governmental agencies which find the information contained therein of use or
value. They are automatically distributed to all official Florida State archival records
depositories.

At present, only a very limited number of copies of these publications are produced.
They are provided to certain state and national historical record depositories and other
public libraries and historical societies at no charge. Any copies remaining are given to
other interested parties on a first come, first served basis.

Information about the series is available from the Historical Services Division, Depart-
ment of Military Affairs, State Arsenal, PO Box 1008, St. Augustine, Florida 32085.



Robert Hawk
Director


NOTE: The several archival publications associated with the Florida National Guard
and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm are part of a long term historical records project
being undertaken by the Department of Military Affairs.

These records were compiled and narratives prepared by:

Robert Hawk; Director, Historical Services

PFC Steven Gerrish; 107th Public Affairs Detachment,
Florida National Guard









FLORIDA STATE DEPOSITORIES


State documents are distributed to the following depository libraries and are
available to Florida citizens for use either in the libraries or on interlibrary
loan, subject to'each library's regulations. An asterisk (*) indicates libraries
that are obligated to give interlibrary loan service. Requests should be
directed to the nearest depository.

Bay Vista Campus Library (1982) *State Library of Florida (1968)
Documents Department Documents Section
Florida International University R. A. Gray Building
North Miami, Florida 33181 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0250

Brevard County Library System (1968) Stetson University (1968)
308 Forrest Avenue Dupont-Ball Library
Cocoa, Florida 32922-7781 Deland, Florida 32720-3769

Broward County Division of Libraries (1968) Jacksonville University (1968)
100 South Andrews Avenue Carl S. Swisher Library
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 University Blvd., North
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
*Central Florida Regional Lib. System (1972)
15 Southeast Osceola Avenue *Tampa-Hillsborough County (1968)
Ocala, Florida 32671 Public Library System
900 North Ashley Street
*Florida Atlantic University (1968) Tampa, Florida 33602
Library
P. O. Box 3092 *University of Central Florida (1968)
Boca Raton, Florida 33431 Library
Post Office Box 25000
*Florida International University (1971) Orlando, Florida 32816-0666
Documents Section
Tamiami Campus Library Tamiami Trail *University of Florida Library (1968)
Miami, Florida 33199 Documents Department
Gainesville, Florida 32611
*Florida State University Library (1968)
Documents Maps Division *University of Miami Library (1968)
Tallahassee, Florida 32306 Gov't Publications
P.O. Box 248214
*Jacksonville Public Libraries (1968) Coral Gables, Florida 33124
122 North Ocean Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202-3374 *University of North Florida Library
Documents Division (1971)
Lee County Library System (1991) Post Office Box 17605
2025 Lee Street Jacksonville, Florida 32216
Ft. Myers, Florida 33901-3989
*University of South Florida (1968)
*Miami-Dade Public Library System (1968) Library Special Collections
101 West Flagler Street 4204 Fowler Avenue
Miami, Florida 33130-1523 Tampa, Florida 33620

Northwest Regional Library System (1968) University of West Florida (1968)
25 West Government Street Documents John Pace Library
Panama City, Florida 32402 Pensacola, Florida 32514- 5750

Orange County Library District (1968) Volusia County Library Center (1990)
101 East Central Boulevard City Island
Orlando, Florida 32801 Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

St. Petersburg Public Library (1969) West Palm Beach Public Library (1968)
3748 Ninth Avenue, North 100 Clematis
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713 West Palm Beach, Florida 33401




AG SPECIAL CMD INFO BUL NO 14 was the last of the series for calendar year 1990.




STATE OF FLORIDA
) DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL



POST OFFICE BOX 1000
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
32085-1008

ADM


ADJUTANT GENERAL'S SPECIAL COMMAND INFORMATION BULLETIN

Number 1 3 January 1991

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section Page


GENERAL.........................................................1
Staff Judge Advocate
ADMINISTRATION.................................................2
S Need for Direct Deposit
Deployment Mailing Instructions for Saudi Arabia
PERSONNEL...................................................... 3
Family Assistance Centers (FACs)
Tuition Refund for Desert Shield
PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING & MILITARY SUPPORT................. 4
Update on Units Called to Active Duty for Operation Desert
Shield
SUPPORT PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT..................................5
Sure Pay for AGR Soldiers
UNITED STATES PROPERTY & FISCAL OFFICER........................6
Mobilization Purchasing Authority (MPA)
Purchases Made by USPFO during the Alert Phase







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GENERAL:

Staff Judge Advocate:

a. Units are cautioned that the Social Security numbers of their
unit members constitute confidential information under the Privacy
Act. Accordingly, this information should not be disseminated to
the public or to unauthorized personnel. Units should closely
guard to ensure that Social Security numbers are protected.

b. Recently, a dependent of a unit member released a copy of the
unit order mobilizing the unit as part of operation "Desert
Shield" to the media. That mobilizing order contained the name of
each and every member of the unit together with the member's
Social Security number. The media, in good faith, published this
information in an effort to solicit cards and letters from members
of the community to unit personnel in Saudi Arabia. It was
thought that by listing the unit members' names and Social
Security numbers, the person writing the letter could
expeditiously and effectively route the mail to the soldier.
Unfortunately, by printing this information in a local newspaper,
our soldiers were exposed to possible victimization by persons
desiring to illegally profit from a soldier's work and credit
history. For example, people have been able to obtain other
individuals' retirement benefits, Social Security benefits and
credit based upon knowing the other person's name and Social
Security number.

c. Accordingly, each unit should ensure that their unit members
and dependents are aware that unit member's Social Security
numbers should not be given to any person not associated with the
unit. In addition, units are encouraged to explore utilizing
individual orders or other means to order its members to active
duty, be it for annual training, state active duty or as part of
operation "Desert Shield". This indeed is a very sensitive area
and each unit and unit commander should be attuned to the
potential harm that may be done to our soldiers if this
information is given to the wrong people.










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ADMINISTRATION:

1. Need for Direct Deposit:

The following message is a quote of Major General Metcalf's letter
of 15 Nov 90.

"a. Some Air Reserve and Air National Guard members are still
being deployed for Desert Shield without being enrolled in Direct
Deposit of pay. As a result, members and their families have
experienced problems with receipt of paychecks. In order to
ensure that Reserve and Guard members participating in Operation
Desert Shield are paid on time, they must be participating in the
Direct Deposit program. Timely mail delivery to tents in the
middle of the desert is next to impossible. We need your help to
emphasize the advantages of Direct Deposit during Operation Desert
Shield. Every effort should be made to ensure that all members
are enrolled in Direct Deposit now so that if called up and
deployed, pay problems will be avoided. No reserve or guard
member should be called up and deployed without being on-Direct
Deposit.

S "b. There are two primary reasons why Direct Deposit is the only
reasonable alternative for anyone subject to overseas deployment.
One is to avoid having large amounts of cash and negotiable
instruments in a hostile area. Normally cash payments will be
limited to $50 or less, and delivery of treasury checks will be
restricted. The second reason is that improved financial
preparedness from participation in Direct Deposit enhances unit
readiness and morale. It minimizes the time required to settle
members affairs prior to deployment, safeguards funds during their
absence from permanent duty station, and instills in members with
dependents the confidence that their families can be financially
supported during their absence.

"c. Your support to minimize pay problems associated with Desert
Shield and other operations by ensuring all members are enrolled
in the Direct Deposit program is appreciated."

2. Deployment Mailing Instructions for Saudi Arabia:

a. The following addresses are for Florida National Guard units
deployed to Saudi Arabia:

(1) 743rd CS Co
541st ASG, 171st CSG
Operation Desert Shield
) APO N.Y. 09657
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(2) 325th Maint Co
593rd ASG
Operation Desert Shield
APO N.Y. 09616

(3) 221st Ord Det (EOD)
Operation Desert Shield
APO N.Y. 09852

b. New York APO numbers will reduce transit times and facilitate
delivery of personal mail by minimizing the amount of sorting
required at the military post office.

c. Use the following sample format:

(1) Personal: Rank/Full Name/SSN
Operation Desert Shield
Unit of Assignment/Attachment
APO New York 09XXX

(2) Official: Unit Designator
Operation Desert Shield
APO New York 09XXX

c. Soldiers will use the APO number of the organization to
which they are assigned or attached. MACOMS will coordinate
directly with CDRUSARCENT 3D PERSCOM (PROV), DHAHRAN, SA,
concerning postal matters in the area of operation.

d. While using the designated APO number is the most expeditions
method of ensuring timely arrival of mail in Saudi Arabia,
addressees will assure correspondents that mail addressed to
soldiers at home station will be redirected to the theater without
delay.













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PERSONNEL:

1. Family Assistance Centers (FACs):

a. Currently there are seven FACs set up in the Florida National
Guard network. They are located as follows:


(1) Broward County Armory
400 SW 24th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315-2641
305 467-4698/99
POC: SFC Okeef

(2) National Guard Armory
435 South Airport Road
Lake Wales, FL 33853-8170
813 678-0122/0219
POC: SFC Allen

(3) National Guard Armory
308 N. Fiske Boulevard
Cocoa, FL 32924-3407
407 690-3456/57
POC: SFC Ferryman

(4) Forrest Hall Armory
203 Forest Park Drive
Perry, FL 32347-6340
904 584-4070
POC: SFC Agar

(5) Louis C. Wadsworth Armory
State Highway 136
P.O. Box 430
Live Oak, FL 32060-0430
904 364-1650/52
POC: SFC Black

b. The basic mission of a FAC is to provide information,
referral and follow-up action to family members of mobilized
soldiers. Our FACs were set up to solve problems and provide
information in the following areas:

(1) ID Cards/Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System
(DEERS). FACs can prepare DD Fm 1172, take ID pictures, and issue


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dependent ID Cards. Completed DD Fm 1172s will be forwarded to
the State Headquarters where dependents will be enrolled in DEERS.

(2) Medical/CHAMPUS/Delta Dental. CHAMPUS information will be
furnished, claim forms issued and family members assisted with
completing claim forms, Delta Dental information and claim forms
will be provided. A list of doctors, dentists, medical facilities
in the area accepting CHAMPUS and Delta Dental will be maintained.

(3) Legal Assistance/Information will be provided to include
assistance with wills, power of attorneys, Soldiers/Sailors Civil
Relief Act and other legal matters. All FACs will have a direct
tie into the State JAG office.

(4) Social Services Assistance will be provided and will refer
family members to agencies, groups, private organizations and
clergy to solve various problems and for crisis and personal
counseling. It will also refer family members to the American Red
Cross for emergency communications with a family member serving in
the Armed Forces.

(5) Financial Assistance/Information will be provided. Families
will be referred to the Red Cross and other agencies/groups to
resolve financial problems. The Red Cross is the official
communication channel to Army Emergency Relief and other services'
relief agencies.

(6) Pastoral Counseling will be made available from a list of
clergy in the area.

(7) Military Related Matters. Assistance will be provided to
resolve any problems related to military matters and/or provide
information on military benefits to family members.

c. Miscellaneous information about the FAC operation is as
follows:

(1) The FAC operation falls under the supervision of the State
Family Program Coordinator. Recruiting and Retention NCOs and
Family Support Volunteers are still being utilized to staff FACs,
however, the hiring of temporary Federal Technicians to augment
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(2) FACs will have the ability to continue conducting official
daily business through the postal service meter funds which have
been.signed over to the center supervisors.

(3) Normal hours of operation for the FACs are 0800-1700, with
after hours contact capability through an answering machine or
beeper paging system for emergencies. Traffic will be monitored
and staffing/hours of operation may be adjusted in the near
future.

(4) Mail bins have been established in the State Arsenal's mail
room for all FACs. Directorates needing to mail correspondence to
the FACs must be sure to clearly mark the envelope "Family
Assistance Center" and the city and unit.

(5) A newsletter will be published on a monthly basis for all
mobilized soldiers' families. The newsletter will be published by
the next higher headquarters of the mobilized units. Close
contact between the FACs and the higher headquarters will be
maintained for any information pertinent to family members. The
newsletter will be mailed to every mobilized soldier's family.
SAlso, a representative from the next higher headquarters will
attend Family Support meetings.

(6) Families of activated soldiers may receive assistance from
any of the FACs in operation and are not bound to their soldier's
unit FAC.

(7) There are several United States Army Reserve FACs in
operation throughout the state. The Florida National Guard and
the USAR are in agreement that families of both components may
receive general information and assistance from each other's
FACs. However, to receive specific information or assistance in
relation to their soldier's unit, families will have to contact
the FAC that has the basic responsibility of that unit. Location
and telephone numbers of USAR FACs will be published at a later
date.

(8) A toll free 1-800 number has been placed in the State Family
Program Coordinators office for absolute emergencies. If for some
unknown reason a family member cannot contact a FAC, the number is
1-800-226-0360. There is an answering machine for after hours.






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(9) At this time it is our intent to continue to operate the
FACs until our soldiers return, depending on family traffic/
problems. If it becomes necessary to close a FAC, families in
that area will be given in writing an alternate FAC or a person in
the area that can assist with problems. No family will be left
without assistance assets.

(POC 1LT Heymen, DSN 860-7360, SC 853-1360, or CM 904-823-0360)

2. Tuition Refund for Desert Shield:

a. The system of Florida universities, colleges and community
colleges has established guidance to accommodate students serving
in the U.S. Armed Forces who are called to active duty. The most
common accommodation is to give a full refund or full credit for
any fees, charges, or deposits the student has paid for the
1990-91 academic year. If the student receives credit for
payments in lieu of refunds, the credit will be honored in the
future as a full payment despite any increases in fees and charges
which occur subsequently. This-guidance is.policy for the nine
state universities, however, the 28 community colleges should
follow basically the same guidance even though they are each
controlled independently.

b. If any individuals are experiencing any problems or need any
additional assistance or information, please contact OC Ellison,
Education Services Office.

(POC OC Ellison, DSN 860-7350, SC 853-1350, or CM 904 823-0350)



















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PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING, AND MILITARY SUPPORT (POT&MS):

Update on Units Called to Active Duty for Operation Desert Shield:

a. The following units have been called to active duty for
Operation Desert Shield. These units were called to active duty
for a period of 180 days. The tentative date of return from
active duty is identified in parenthesis.

(1) Units in Country:

743rd CS Co Ft. Lauderdale (8Apr91)
325th CS Co Lake Wales (8Apr91)
221st OD Det Camp Blanding (19May91)
202nd MD Gp Jacksonville (27May91)


(2) Units at Fort Stewart:

269th EN Co Live Oak (19May91)
705th MP Co Cocoa (3Jun91)
653rd SC Co Perry (3Jun91)
(Units conducting Phase V, Operational Readiness Improvement
Training.)

b. These units are being maintained in the highest state of
preparedness and make-up the FLORIDA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PLANNING
LIST:

144th TC Co Marianna
Co B, 111th SC Bn Pensacola
853rd CS Co Camp Blanding
269th EN Det Live Oak
1st Bn, 116th FA Sarasota, North Port, Ft. Myers,
Palmetto and Bradenton

c. ALL Florida National Guard units must be ready. It is
imperative that Phase I tasks are complete and up-to-date.
(NOTE: Most units that have been called to active duty for
OPERATION DESERT SHIELD have had 10 days or less between receiving
the ALERT to their actual arrival at the Mobilization Station.)
This item cannot be overemphasized.






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SUPPORT PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT:

Sure Pay for AGR Soldiers:

a. Sure Pay/Direct Deposit is the only way to guarantee soldiers
and their families uninterrupted service when the soldier is TDY,
at school, PCS'ing or deployed. In the event of an actual
deployment, paychecks for soldiers who do not have Sure Pay/Direct
Deposit will by held in accrual. Family members will be unable to
obtain funds and the soldier is limited to an amount of payment.

b. It is the policy of the Adjutant General that all Florida
soldiers be enrolled in Sure Pay.

c. To accomplish this pay option, those AGR soldiers not
currently enrolled in Sure Pay should complete a DA Form 3685-R
(JUMPS-JSS pay election) and SF 1199A(Direct Deposit sign up form)
completed by the soldier's financial institution. The completed
original and one copy of the DA Form 3685-R and SF1199A will be
forwarded to this headquarters, ATTN: SPMO-AGR for processing, so
as to arrive NLT 21 Jan 91.

(POC SSG Bell, DSN 860-7655, SC 853-1655, or CM 904-823-0655)
























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UNITED STATES PROPERTY & FISCAL OFFICER:

1. Mobilization Purchasing Authority (MPA):

The following information is provided as a result of lessons
learned from units mobilized to date.

a. MPA's are appointed for the purpose of providing purchasing
support for their unit from the time of receipt of a Federal
Mobilization Order until the unit reaches the Mobilization
Station. Items or services purchased should be those
items/services required by the unit while at home station and
during travel to the Mobilization Station. This purchasing
authority does not authorize the purchase of non-expendable
equipment or nice-to-have items such as lap-top computers,
binoculars, etc.

b. Commanders of units traveling to the Mobilization Station in
multiple groups (e.g. advance detachment and main body) may
appoint a MPA Designee for each group.

c. MPAs should refer to Appendix 2 (Mobilization Purchasing
Authority Procedures) to Annex G (Finance) to FL-STARC-MP,
15 Oct 88, which contains detailed information concerning
appointment, purchasing, preparation of forms, and
responsibilities of the MPA. All purchases, including those paid
by Class "A" Agent funds, must be documented using SF-44.

d. MPA Authority is limited to purchases not to exceed
$2,500.00. Requirements that exceed this authority should be
forwarded to the USPFO for procurement action. Requests may be
made by FAX or telephone if time does not permit mailing. FAX
numbers are DSN 860-7512, SC 853-1512 or COM 904-823-0512.
Telephone numbers are in paragraph e, below.

e. If sufficient sources of a supply or services cannot be found
in the local area, MPA should contact USPFO, Purchasing and
Contracting Division (USPFPC), for assistance. Phone numbers are
DSN 860-7554, SC 853-1554 or COM 904-823-0554.

(POC LTC Blalock, DSN 860-7550, SC 853-1550, or CM 904-823-0550)







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2. Purchases Made by USPFO during the Alert Phase:

Receiving Reports (DD Forms 1155) for purchases made by the USPFO
during the Alert and/or Mobilization Phase should be completed and
returned to the USPFO, ATTN: USPFPC, as soon as the supplies or
services are received. If the form(s) were not received prior to
departure, a phone call to USPFPC, at the numbers in l.e. above,
to confirm receipt of the supplies/services should be made upon
arrival at the Mobilization Station. The vendor cannot be paid
without a receiving report.

(POC LTC Blalock, DSN 860-7550, SC 853-1550 or CM 904-823-0550)

FOR THE ADJUTANT GENERAL:




DISTRIBUTION: AB BEN W. ADAMS, JR.
LTC, IN, FLARNG
Director, Administration




























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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL




POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
32085-1008

ADM

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S SPECIAL COMMAND INFORMATION BULLETIN

NUMBER 2 10 January 1991

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section Page


PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING & MILITARY SUPPORT................1
Update on Units Called to Active Duty for Operation Desert
Shield
Unit Readiness
DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT............................. 2
Free Electronic Mail to Saudi Arabia
I UNITED STATES PROPERTY & FISCAL OFFICER........................3
Pay Entitlements for Soldiers Called to Active Duty
Mandatory Sure-Pay Participation
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Tax Information












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PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING, AND MILITARY SUPPORT:

1. Update on Units Called to Active Duty for Operation Desert
Shield:

a. The following units have been called to active duty for
Operation Desert Shield. These units were called to active duty
for a period of 180 days. The tentative date of return from
active duty is identified in parenthesis.

(1) Units in Country:

743rd CS Co Ft. Lauderdale (8Apr91)
325th CS Co Lake Wales (8Apr91)
221st OD Det Camp Blanding (19May91)
202nd MD Gp Jacksonville (27May91)
705th MP Co Cocoa (3Jun91)

(2) Units at Fort Stewart:

269th EN Co Live Oak (19May91)
653rd SC Co Perry (3Jun91)
(Units conducting-Phase V, Operational Readiness
Improvement Training.)

b. These units are being maintained in the highest state of
preparedness and make-up the FLORIDA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
PLANNING LIST:

144th TC Co Marianna
Co B, 111th SC Bn Pensacola
853rd CS Co Camp Blanding
269th EN Det Live Oak
1st Bn, 116th FA Sarasota, North Port, Ft. Myers,
Palmetto and Bradenton

c. ALL Florida National Guard units must be ready. It is
imperative that Phase I tasks are complete and up-to-date.
(NOTE: Most units that have been called to active duty for
OPERATION DESERT SHIELD have had 10 days or less between
receiving the ALERT to their actual arrival at the Mobilization
Station.) This item cannot be overemphasized.






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2. UNIT READINESS:

a. The accuracy of the Unit Status Report (USR) is critical.
Commanders ensure that these USR's accurately reflect the
mission capability. Particular attention must be given to the
following areas:

(1) Personnel shortages or MOS problems which may render the
unit non-mission capable while report percentages still indicate
C-3 or better should be closely scrutinized and subjectively
downgraded, if appropriate.

(2) As units arrived at mobilization stations and equipment
was being prepared for deployment, Equipment Readiness (ER)
ratings dropped drastically. Commanders ensure that USR ratings
for ER are based on recent. inspections and services and are not
just carryovers from the last report.

(3) Numerous units were declared non-mission capable at
mobilization stations due to shortages of non-reportable LINS.
Commanders must consider non-reportable as well as reportable
LINS when determining mission capability. Units determined to
be non-mission'capable due to shortage of non-reportable or
reportable equipment while report indicates C-3 or better,
should subjectively downgrade their overall rating to below
C-3. Commanders who subjectively downgrade their unit's overall
readiness must ensure that the reason is clearly articulated in
-the-commander's narrative remarks.

b. The uncertainty of the situation in the Middle East dictates,
the need for continued efforts to review the readiness of our
units. The January USR is the basis for future deployment
decisions and their accuracy is essential.

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DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT:

Free Electronic Mail to Saudi Arabia:

a..GEnie is proud to announce "LETTERS FROM HOME" a program
allowing families and friends to send FREE electronic mail
messages to their loved ones with the U.S. Armed Forces in the
Persian Gulf Region.

b. "LETTERS FROM HOME", offered in cooperation with the U.S.
Armed Forces, the Saudi-American General Electric Company, GE
Rents and Pitney Bowes Inc., allows individuals in the United
States with access to a PERSONAL COMPUTER and MODEM to send
personal messages to loved ones serving in the Persian Gulf
Region.

c. Modem Setup: 7 data bits
1 stop bit
300 to 2400 BAUD Rate
Even Parity

d. Local Number access is 24 hours a day 7 days a week:

Ft. Lauderdale (305)791-6202 Sebring (813)471-0050
Miami (305)635-7826 Tampa (813)287-1478
Boca Raton (407)482-1055 Daytona Beach (904)258-5484
Ft. Pierce (407)464-8305 Ft. Walton Beach (904)664-6151
Kissimmee (407)847-0269 Gainesville (904)378-0244
Melbourne (407)724-4660 Jacksonville (904)399-8281
Orlando (407)422-0280 New Smyrna Beach (904)428-2413
Sanford (407)330-7061 Ocala (904)351-8039
Stuart (407)221-0504 Palatka (904)328-7703
Vero Beach (407)569-9304 Pensacola (904)434-5661
West Palm Beach (407)478-0500 Starke (904)964-4499
Clearwater (813)447-9521 Tallahassee (904)668-7610
Ft. Myers (813)276-7071 Lakeland (813)688-6020
Naples (813)649-7667 Sarasota (813)957-0472

e. 1-800 access is from the hours of 6 pm 8 am EST.
The number is 1-800-638-8712.

f. Once you have logged into the computer and have connected
with GEnie E-Mail; just follow the instructions on the screen to
send your letter.

g. You must have the following information to send the E-Mail:

(1) Name and Rank of individual E-Mail is being sent to.
(2) Social Security Number
(3) Unit or Ship
(4) APO or FPO

h. Delivery of the E-Mail Letter is approximately 3 days.

i. GEnie Client Services 1-800-638-9636
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UNITED STATES PROPERTY & FISCAL OFFICE:

1. Pay Entitlements for Soldiers Called to Active Duty:

The following information is provided to clarify pay
entitlements for Reserve Component (RC) personnel called or
ordered to active duty in support of Operation Desert Shield.

a. Pay and allowances for RC soldiers called to active duty
are the same as for Active Components except as noted.

b. Pay methods. RC soldiers will be able to choose once or
twice a month, Mid-Month Pay Option (half and half), payment of
pay and allowances. Soldiers electing the Mid-Month
Pay Option will not receive their first mid-month payment until
after they have received an end-of-month payment generated by
USAFAC. EXAMPLE An RC soldier is called to active duty
effective 20 October, the first end-of-month payment generated
by USAFAC will be for the end of November (not October).
Therefore, the first mid-month payment will be made
15 December.

(1) SURE-PAY. RC soldiers currently enrolled on SURE-PAY will
have this option automatically transferred to JUMPS-Army.

(2) Non SURE-PAY. All soldiers without SURE-PAY will have
their pay and allowances accrue at United States Finance and
Accounting Center (USAFAC). SURE-PAY options will be processed
after mobilization.

c. Basic Pay (taxable). Based upon pay grade and years of
service of the soldier. Pay rates are contained in the U.S.
Army Military Pay Tables published by USAFAC.

d. Basic Allowance for Quarters (BAQ) (nontaxable).

(1) BAQ for soldiers with dependents. Documentation required
for authorization may be a certified DA Form 3298, DD Form 137,
certified copy of marriage certificate, certified copy of the
divorce decree, and certified copy of the birth certificate for
dependent children.

(2) BAQ without dependents. Documentation required for
authorization is a Statement of Nonavailability. Soldiers
without dependents required to maintain civilian housing are
authorized BAQ Own Right (BAQOR) during their period of Desert
Shield mobilization.

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(3) Partial BAQ (Rebate) is payable to single soldiers
occupying government quarters.

e. Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) (nontaxable).

(1) Officers will be entitled to BAS at the officer rate
(currently $129.00 monthly). Officers will be required to pay
for meals consumed in the dining facility. Payment method will
be by cash at mobilization site and payroll deduction once
deployed.

(2) Enlisted personnel may be entitled to separate rations or
rations not available if authorized by the appropriate commander
(depending on installation policy). Upon deployment BAS will be
terminated for all enlisted personnel.

f. Accrued Leave (taxable). Reserve soldiers called to active
duty for 30 days or more will accrue leave at the rate of 2.5
days per month of active duty. This -leave may be taken if
authorized or cashed in at the end of the tour. Effective
10 February 1976, a soldier may cash in leave not to exceed:60
days leave during a military career. However, recent
legislation has waivered this restriction for Operation
Desert Shield.

g. Additional Active Duty Uniform Allowance (nontaxable).

(1) Officers are authorized a $100 allowance each time of entry
or reentry on active duty for more than 90 days. The period
served may be under orders specifying active duty for more than
90 days, or under two or more orders requiring a continuous
period of more than 90 days of active duty. This allowance is
not payable if the officer has received an initial uniform
allowance of more than $200 during the current tbur of active
duty, or within a period of two years before entering on that
tour. Additional restrictions apply and are contained in
Department of Defense Pay Manual (DODPM), paragraph 30603.

(2) Enlisted personnel ordered to active duty in excess of six
months are entitled to a clothing monetary allowance.

h. Family Separation Allowance (FSA) (nontaxable). FSA may be
authorized when movement of dependents is not authorized at
government expense. Family members for FSA entitlement are a-
spouse (nonmilitary), children in legal custody of the soldier,
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not payable for a sole dependent spouse who is legally separated
from the soldier or for children in the legal custody of another
person. If a parent is a dependent, that parent must live in a
home that is controlled, supervised, and maintained for mutual
.use by the soldier.

i. Hostile Fire Pay/Imminent Danger Pay (HFIDP) (taxable).
HFIDP may be paid to all soldiers if the area of deployment is
designated as a hostile fire/imminent danger area. Saudi Arabia,
Yemen, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, and U.A.E. have been declared
imminent danger areas effective 19 September 1990. Kuwait and
Liberia were declared imminent danger areas effective 6 August
1990. Iraq was declared an imminent danger area effective 17
September 1990. Current amount payable is $110.00 to all
soldiers in an imminent danger area.

j. Foreign Duty Pay (FDP) (taxable). FDP is payable to
enlisted soldiers assigned to a designated FDP area. Saudi
Arabia, Bahrain, and Yemen were designated FDP areas prior to the
Gulf crisis. Iraq, Kuwait., Oman, Qatar, and U.A.E. were
designated FDP areas effective 17 September 1990. Amounts
payable per month are indicated below.

) PAY GRADE FOREIGN DUTY PAY

E-l $ 8.00
E-2 $ 8.00
E-3 $ 9.00
E-4 $ 13.00
E-5 $ 16.00
E-6 $ 20.00
E-7 $ 22.50
E-8 $ 22.50
E-9 $ 22.50

k. Other Special Pays (taxable). Other special pays are based
upon the soldier's status and duty requirements of the position.
Special pays are indicated below.

Foreign Language Proficiency Pay Skill Levels 1, 2, 3, 4
Sea Pay
Sea Pay Premium
Dive Pay
Medical Pay Reserve Officer
Veterinary, Optometry, and Dental Pays are payable only
during active duty tours of one year or more.


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1. Incentive Pays (taxable). RC soldiers will continue to be
paid their incentive pays if the minimum requirements are
satisfied. These incentive pays are parachute, flight crew,
flight non-crew, and demolition.

m. Allotments of Pay. RC soldiers will be authorized to
establish allotments. The earliest an allotment will start will
be the first end-of-month payment on JUMP-Army. Allotment
restrictions are contained in AR 37-104-3.

n. Soldiers Group Life Insurance (SGLI). SGLI. will be
established automatically with the maximum coverage of $50,000.
Soldiers desiring reduced amounts or no SGLI coverage during
mobilization must make this election during inprocessing at the
mobilization site.

o. Taxation. Federal, State, and Social Security (FICA) tax
deductions will be made as required. Changes to marital status,
number of exemptions, and requests for additional withholding may
be required.

p. Reserve Bonuses. Reserve soldiers called to active duty may
continue to be entitled to the Bonus Incentive. If authorized,
these payments will be made through JUMPS-RC.

q. Montgomery GI Bill.- Reserve soldiers called to active duty
for less than two years.are not eligible to participate in the -GI
Bill.

r. Dependent Dental Insurance (DDI). RC soldiers called to
active duty for less than two years are not eligible to
participate in the Dependent Dental Insurance Program.

s. Variable Housing Allowance (VHA). VHA may be authorized for
any RC soldier called to active duty for 20 weeks or more.
Special legislative action has authorized VHA for all RC soldiers
ordered to active duty for Operation Desert Shield. VHA rates
will be based upon the soldier's unit's monthly drill site.

t. VA Compensation/Retired Pay. VA Compensation or retired pay
cannot be authorized for mobilized soldiers. RC soldiers are
required to contact their VA office upon mobilization.

u. Casual Payment and Advance Payments. Casual Payments and
Advance Payments may be authorized with commanders consent and
when coordinated with the on site Finance and Accounting Office.


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Contact was made with the Pay and Examination Branch Chief for
Fort Stewart, GA and the financial assistance options listed
below will be available for soldiers upon arrival at that
installation. These options were authorized by the Department of
the Army and should be available at all mobilization stations.

(1) Advance Pay. Soldiers may request advance pay of 80% of
one month's base pay. Payment will be in cash and collection
action will be prorated for two months.

(2) Casual Pay. Soldiers may elect to receive a Casual Pay,
normally $50 or $75. Payment will be in cash and collection will
be accomplished on the first payment on JUMPS-AA.

2. Mandatory Sure-Pay Participation:

Due to the problems encountered during the mobilization of FLARNG
units, the Adjutant General has mandated that all Florida Army
National Guardsmen be enrolled in the Sure-Pay Program. Guidance
is being published under separate cover for implementation of
this new policy.

3. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Tax Information:

Sa. The IRS has announced that the date for filing tax returns
by individuals serving in the Armed Forces of the United States,
or support personnel of.such Armed Forces, is extended to 15 June
1991, while serving in Operation Desert Shield.

b. 'The IRS is advising, however, that most of these military
personnel will probably be due tax refunds and will want to get
their refunds as soon as possible. The IRS is working closely
with the Department of Defense to expand assistance for military
personnel so that returns processing and refunds will be issued
as quickly as possible.

c. The military is advised that if any tax is due on April
15, the extension merely.allows additional time to file and pay
tax without penalties. Interest is not considered a penalty.
Any taxpayer who needs additional time beyond 15 June needs to
contact the IRS regarding further extension.

d. It was further announced that if conditions warrant; the
IRS Commissioner will exercise his authority to automatically
extend the filing and payment period beyond June 15.



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e. Source for this information is IRS News Release IR-90-148,
dated 6 December 1990.

FOR THE ADJUTANT GENERAL:





DISTRIBUTION: AB B EN W. ADAMS, JR. 1
LTC, IN, FLARNG J
Director, Administration





































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DEPARTMJ MAtMIT RYAFFAIRS
OFFi' IjPq kADJUTA&T aWl.RAL



POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
32085-1008

ADM

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S SPECIAL COMMAND INFORMATION BULLETIN

NUMBER 3 17 January 1991

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section Page


ADMINISTRATION .................................. ............... 1
Deployment Mailing Instructions for Saudi Arabia
Release of Personal Information to the News Media
PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING, & MILITARY SUPPORT................2
Update on Units Called to Active Duty for Operation Desert
Storm
UNITED STATES PROPERTY & FISCAL OFFICER....................... 3
Freeze on Issue of Meal, Ready to Eat (MRE) and T Rations
DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE .......................................4
Fuel Injection Pumps Used on 15KW Diesel Engine Driven (DED)
Generator Sets and 30KW DED Generator Sets
Electronic Amplifier (NSN 5963-01-114-0149) for M8A1
M16A2 Rifle Environmental Protection Equipment
Request for M40 Protective Mask
M299 Refill Kit, NSN 6665-00-859-2214
M12A1 Power Driven Decon Apparatus (PDDA)
Safety of Use Message for M17 Decontaminating Apparatus, NSN
4230-01-241-8702, LIN D82404
Transfer of Shelterized Communication Systems from CUCV to
HMMWV
Suit, Chemical Protective overgarmentt), Size Medium, NSN
8451-01-137-1704, Part Number MIL-S-43926
Exterior Container Markings for Operation Desert Storm
Modification of TOW Systems Prior to Deploying to SWA
Maintenance Procedures for the 5KW, 15KW, and 30KW Quiet
Reliable Generators, NSN's 6115-01-303-1484,
6115-01-304-8184, 6115-01-304-8185, 6115-01-304-8183

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ADMINISTRATION:

1. Deployment Mailing Instructions for Saudi Arabia:

a. The following addresses are for Florida National Guard
units deployed to Saudi Arabia:

(1) 743rd CS Co (4) HHD 202nd Medical Group
541st ASG, 171st CSG Operation Desert Storm
Operation Desert Storm APO New York, NY 09772
APO New York 09657

(2) 325th Maint Co (5) 705th MP Co (Grd)
593rd ASG 301st MP Camp
Operation Desert Storm Operation Desert Storm
APO New York 09616 APO New York 09734

(3) 221st Ord Det (EOD) (6) 653rd SC Co (Tropo-Light)
Operation Desert Storm Operation Desert Storm
APO New York 09852 APO New York 09852

b. New York APO numbers will reduce transit times and
facilitate delivery of personal mail by minimizing the amount of
sorting required at the military post office.

c. Use the following sample format:

(1) Personal: Rank/Full Name/SSN
Operation Desert Storm
Unit of Assignment/Attachment
APO New York 09XXX

(2) Official: Unit Designator
Operation Desert Storm
APO New .ork 09XXX

c. Soldiers will use the APO number of the organization to
which they are assigned or attached. MACOMS will coordinate
directly with CDRUSARCENT 3D PERSCOM RIYADH, SA, concerning
postal matters in the area of operation.

d. While using the designated APO number is the most
expeditions method of ensuring timely arrival of mail in Saudi
Arabia, addressees will assure correspondents that mail
addressed to soldiers at home station will be redirected to the
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2. Release of Personal Information to the News Media:

a. A recent situation has developed into a congressional
inquiry because of the release of unauthorized information on
our soldiers covered by Privacy Act.

b. Names and social security numbers cannot be released to the
civilian news media. Social security numbers are covered under
the Privacy Act and must be protected from publication and
availability.

c. If a name only is released it should be with family
knowledge or authorization. Please use caution and discretion
with personal information on any guardsman.

d. If you have questions on this matter or for the official
release of any information please contact the Public Affairs
Office.

e. See paragraph three for further instructions.

(POC LTC Forrester, DSN 860-7168, SC 853-1168, or CM
904-823-0168)

3. When the Media Calls:

Tips on surviving news media inquiries. The families of
deployed service members may find themselves approached by local
and national news media representatives for interviews. Here
are some tips about coping:

a. Know your rights. It's your choice whether to speak to
reporters. If you do choose to speak, remember it is right to
stop at any time.

b. Know the role and purpose of the American press. They are
doing a job vital to democracy. Understand that it is not
harassment when they call you at home or stop you at the
supermarket asking for an interview. Only when they persist
after having been told "no" does it become harassment.

c. Know with whom you are talking. Before answering
questions, write down the reporter's name, telephone number and
the name of his news organization. Do this even if you're going
to decline comment; it'll discourage him from persisting after
you say no.


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d. Know who will hear you. Even family members might have
information useful to opposing forces. Thanks to technology,
the enemy can have access to what you say the moment you say
it. On the other hand, when you are enthusiastic about your
spouse's mission, your response can build morale and show
American resolve.

e. Know your limits. It's best not to talk about anything of
which you do not have firsthand knowledge. There is nothing
wrong with saying "I don't know" in response to questions to
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PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING, & MILITARY SUPPORT:

1. Update on Units Called to Active Duty for Operation Desert
Storm:

a. The following units have been called to active duty for
Operation Desert Storm. These units were called to active duty
for a period of 180 days. The tentative date of return from
active duty is identified in parenthesis.

(1) Units in Country:

743rd CS Co Ft. Lauderdale (8Apr91)
325th CS Co Lake Wales (8Apr91)
221st OD Det Camp Blanding (19May91)
202nd MD Gp Jacksonville (27May91)
705th MP Co Cocoa (3Jun91)
653rd SC Co Perry (3Jun91)


(2) Units at Fort Stewart:

269th EN Co Live Oak (19May91)
(Units conducting Phase V, Operational Readiness
Improvement Training.)

b. These units are being maintained in the highest state of
preparedness and make-up the FLORIDA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
PLANNING LIST:

144th TC Co Marianna
Co B, 111th SC Bn Pensacola
853rd CS Co Camp Blanding
269th EN Det Live Oak
1st Bn, 116th FA Sarasota, North Port, Ft. Myers,
Palmetto and Bradenton

c. ALL Florida National Guard units must be ready. It is
imperative that Phase I tasks are complete and up-to-date.
(NOTE: Most units that have been called to active duty for
OPERATION DESERT STORM have had 10 days or less between
receiving the ALERT to their actual arrival at the Mobilization
Station.) This item cannot be overemphasized.





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UNITED STATES PROPERTY & FISCAL OFFICER:

Freeze on Issue of Meal, Ready to Eat (MRE) and T-Rations:

All units have been directed to turn-in MRE's to the Troop Issue
Subsistence Activity. Current demands for MRE'S and T-Rations
exceed industry's production capability. Reallocation/
Redistribution of all operational rations have become necessary
to support train-up of deploying ARNG units in support of Desert
Storm. Units are reminded that the use of MRE's and T-Rations
will only be issued to support Operation Desert Storm
requirements. Units will consume Class A, Class B, and Box
Lunches for subsistence, pending the lifting of the freeze on
MRE's and T-Rations.

(POC for Logistics matters is MAJ John D. Moors, DSN 860-7572,
COMM 904-923-0572.)






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DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE:

1. Fuel Injection Pumps Used on 15KW Diesel Engine Driven (DED)
Generator Sets and 30KW DED Generator Sets:

a. Reference Message R140700Z dated Dec 90.

(1) 15KW DED Generator Sets (NSN 6115-00-118-1241, LIN J35835;
NSN 6115-00-118-1245, LIN J35869; NSN 6115-00-118-1244, LIN
J36006)

(2) 30KW DED Generator Sets (NSN 6115-00-118-1240, LIN J36109;
NSN 6115-00-118-1247, LIN J36304; NSN 6115-00-118-1248, LIN
J36725)

b. Fuel injection pumps used on 15 and 30 KW DED Generator
sets that are not repairable at GS should not be discarded.
They should be sent to Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) for
reclamation. The DODAAC for TEAD is W67G23.

c. For reference, the NSNs involved are:

S (1) 15KW Pump: 2910-00-501-7000.

(2) 30KW Pump: 2910-00-499-0818.

d. The automatic return item list code for both pumps is now
"R". The TROSCOM POC is Forrest Flocker at DSN 693-9406.

2. Electronic Amplifier (NSN 5963-01-114-0149) for M8A1:

a. Reference Message R200153Z, dated Dec 90.

b. This message is to inform users of M8A1 CAA that there is a
critical shortage of electronic amplifiers in the supply system.

c. Users of the M8A1 CAA are requested to report quantities of
electronic amplifiers above normal need as excess to HQ, AMCCOM,
AMSMC-MMD-DC (R), IAW AR 725-50, Chapter 7.

3. M16A2 Rifle Environmental Protection Equipment:

a. Reference Message R1906152, dated Dec 90.





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b. Operation Desert Storm has surfaced unique environmental
conditions challenging rifle maintenance efforts. Informal
inquires have sought out solutions to the sand/dust problems
found in the Saudi desert. The following items are in the
system and available upon request.

(1) Cap, Muzzle, plastic, PIN 8445067, NSN 5430-00-880-7666
fits on flash suppressor, protects bore from sand and grit.

(2) Bag, protective (30 round magazine), PIN 8448464, NSN
1005-00-193-8306 magazine bag with built in tear line for each
removal. Unit pack for these items is 100 caps/500 bags.

c. Procurement on going for protective rifle bag. Bag will
cover M16A2 with 30 round magazine and M203 with quick tear line
for easy removal. Nomenclature: Cover, protective assembly,
PIN 8448213, NSN 1005-00-809-2190 available in supply system Jan
91.

4. Request for M40 Protective Mask:

a. Reference Message P190345Z, dated Dec 90.

b. Soldiers who cannot be fitted with the M17A2X SM/M25A1
mask, must request to be fitted with the M40/M42 masks as an
exception to policy to avoid being declared non-deployable for
Operation Desert Storm. Exception to policy must include
statement that attempts to be fitted with M17A2XSM/M25A1 were
not successful. Each person shall also be provided one year's
supply of PLL/repair parts as follows: (6) canisters, (2)
hoods, (3) nosecup valve disks, (3) inlet valve disks, (3)
outlet valve disks and (1) additional carrier. Requests for
issue of subject masks must be signed by 0-6 level officer, and
forwarded to: CDR CRDEC, ATTN: SMCCR-CO, SPG, MD 21010-5423.

c. M40/M42 masks not repairable at organizational level must
be retrograded to the depot repair facility in SWA. This
facility has the capability to repair M40 masks. Contact the
agent G3 chemical officer, LTC Merriman, 81-318-7664-560 for
specific disposition instructions of unserviceable M40/M42 mask
in theater.

d. For additional information, contact Kenny Sikes at AV
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5. M299 Refill Kit, NSN 6665-00-859-2214:

a. Reference message P190715Z, dated Dec 90.

b. The M229 refill kit is an expendable replenishment kit used
solely to support the M8 chemical agent alarm (CAA). Units
fielded the M8A1 CAA no longer have a requirement to stock the
M229 refill kit and should report all kits on hand as excess IAW
AR 725-50 Chapter 7.

c. Serviceable kits are urgently needed for Desert Storm and
excess reports should contain Desert Storm project code.

(POC Mr. Fowler, AMSMC-MMN-N, DSN 793-5131)

6. M12Al Power Driven Decon Apparatus (PDDA):

a. Reference message P190630Z, dated Dec 90.

b. All units having M12 PDDAS are advised that 30W oil
currently used breaks down under intense heat. Use OE/HDO
15W-40 Mil-L-2104 oil instead of 30W oil.

S c. Units deploying to SWA are advised to change their engine
oil prior to departure and to ensure that 15W-40 oil is on hand
as unit POL stockage.

(POC LTC Merriman, 81-318-7664-560)

7. Safety of Use Message for M17 Decontaminating Apparatus, NSN
4230-01-241-8702, LIN D82404:

a. Reference message R191530Z, dated Dec 90.

b. It has been reported that at least one media article
portrayed subject system being used to decontaminate personnel
with the spray wand. Page B, of TM 3-4230-10 warns against this
practice.

c. User action: Do not use the spray wand to spray
personnel. The temperature and pressure of the fluid creates a
safety hazard. Follow the instructions in TM 3-4230-228-10.

8. Transfer of Shelterized Communication Systems from CUCV to
HMMWV:

a. Reference message R190610Z, dated Dec 90.

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b. This message is a heads-up to communications electronics
shelter users participating in Desert Storm. There is a planned
DA directed reconfiguration of shelterized communications
electronics systems from CUCVs to HMMWVs. It is possible that
the following systems will be transferred to HMMWVs resulting in
an overload of 0-500 Ibs:

SYSTEM LIN NSN

AN/GRC-122,A,B,C,D,E Q90100 VARIOUS
AN/GRC-142,A,B,C,D,E Q90120 VARIOUS
AN/TCC-72 V58827 5805-00-155-5599
AN/TGC-30 D80116 5815-00-156-4365
AN/TRC-113(V)1 R78130 5820-00-813-6359
AN/TRC-113(V)2 R78020 5820-00-813-6426
AN/TRC-145(V)1 R92996 5820-00-451-5523
AN/TRC-145(V)2 R92962 5820-00-451-5590
AN/TSC-76 D77886 5895-00-168-1574
AN/TTC-41(V)1 C78592 5805-01-028-8393
AN/TTC-41(V)2 C78793 5805-01-028-8394

c. It is possible that the following systems will also be
transferred to HMMWVs resulting in an overload of 500-1000 lbs:

SYSTEM LIN NSN

AN/MYQ-6 Z81820 5895-01-322-6485
AN/TCC-65 V28144 5805-00-156-4368
AN/TRC-112 Q92848 5820-00-168-1561
AN/TTC-41(V)3 C78861 5805-01-028-8392
AN/TTC-41(V)4 C78929 5805-01-044-8869
AN/TTC-49 S40927 NOT AVAILABLE

d. The following general guidance will be adhered to:

(1) Speed restrictions must be enforced. The extent of these
restrictions is dependent on the degree of overloading of the
vehicle.

(2) Caution should be exercised when turning or ascending/
descending hills. The vehicle's ability to travel over rough
unstable surfaces or be parked on a side slope will be reduced.

(3) Operator's steering and the ability to perform emergency
maneuvers/obstacle avoidance will be adversely affected.



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(4) Breaking distances will be increased. Allow greater
distances between vehicles, especially in convoy situations.

(5) Towing additional equipment, such as generators/trailers
will further destabilize the vehicle. The vehicle may become
unstable and uncontrollable while traveling in high winds.
Extreme caution must be used under these circumstances.

9. Suit, Chemical Protective overgarmentt), Size Medium, NSN
8451-01-137-1704, Part Number MIL-S-43926:

a. Reference message R17300Z, dated Dec 90.

b. Subject chemical suits that were produced by the Camel
Manufacturing Company, cage code 2M015 under contract number
DLA100-89-C-0428 have been found to be defective.

c. This suit must be deadline immediately.

d. Any deadline item found in the field or in storage must be
reported to the Defence Personnel Support Center (DPSC), ATTN:
DPSC-FOOB at commercial 215-737-2441.

) 10. Exterior Container Markings for Operation Desert Storm:

a. Reference message R180930Z, dated Dec 90.

b. All holders of MTL-STD-129, marking for shipment and
storage, are advised that clear text identification of materiel
in support of ODS is not authorized at this time. The only
authorized clear text label or other exterior container marking
to be used to specifically identify such materiel is the "Desert
Express" label (MAC Form 215). MAC Form 215 is used to identify
materiel destined to Charleston AFB, SC for air movement to
Saudi Arabia. No other special markings or labels will be used
to identify materiel specifically shipped in support of ODS.

11. Modification of TOW Systems Prior to Deploying to SWA:

a. Reference message R182100Z, dated Dec 90.

b. Units having TOW systems (LIN L45740) which will be
deploying to SWA must have a modification done to the system
prior to deployment. This modification consists of a safety
kit.



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c. Units with TOW systems needing this modification should
contact MICOM to arrange to have this modification applied. The
MICOM POC is CPT Liberg, DSN 788-0746/0478.

12. Maintenance Procedures for the 5KW, 15KW, and 30KW Quiet
Reliable Generators, NSNs 6115-01-303-1484, 6115-01-304-8184,
6115-01-304-8185, 6115-01-304-8183:

a. Reference message P240015Z, dated Dec 90.

b. Air Cleaner: The air cleaner should be inspected once a
day. Air cleaner elements need to be cleaned and/or replaced
daily in dusty environments.

c. Oil: The oil level should be checked once a day. Oil
change intervals should be reduced in half to 150 hours.

d. Fuel Filters: Drain a sample of fuel from the fuel
filter/water separator daily to check for water and
contaminants. If the fuel sample appears cloudy or milky,
replace the fuel filter/water separator element and the final
fuel filter.

FOR THE ADJUTANT GENERAL:
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section Page



ADMINISTRATION .............. ....... ... ....... .... 1
Deployment Mailing Instructions for Saudi Arabia
Voluntary Mail Limitations Operation Desert Storm
Mailing Restrictions for Desert Storm Operations
PERSONNEL.................................................... 2
Telephone Number for Family Assistance Centers
PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING & MILITARY SUPPORT................. 3
Update on Units Called to Active Duty for Operation Desert
Storm
Unit Readiness
Update Unit Alert Rosters
DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT............................4
Temporary Lines for 710th Svc Co and 153rd Finance Co









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ADMINISTRATION:

1. Deployment Mailing Instructions for Saudi Arabia:'

a. The following addresses are for Florida National Guard
units deployed to Saudi Arabia:

(1) 743rd CS Co (4) HHD 202nd Medical Group
541st ASG, 171st CSG Operation Desert Storm
Operation Desert Storm APO New York 09772
APO New York 09657

(2) 325th Maint Co (5) 705th MP Co (Grd)
593rd ASG 301st MP Camp
Operation Desert Storm Operation Desert Storm
APO New York 09616 APO New York 09734

(3) 221st Ord Det (EOD) (6) 653rd SC Co (Tropo-Light)
542 Ord (EODCT) Operation Desert Storm
Operation Desert Storm APO New York 09852
APO New York 09616

b. New York APO numbers will reduce transit times and
S facilitate delivery of personal mail by minimizing the amount of
sorting required at the military post office.

c. Use the following sample format:

(1) Personal: (2) Official:

Rank/Full Name/SSN Unit Designator
Operation Desert Storm Operation Desert Storm
Unit of Assignment/Attachment APO New York 09XXX
APO New York 09XXX

c. Soldiers will use the APO number of the organization to
which they are assigned or attached. MACOMS will coordinate
directly with CDRUSARCENT 3D PERSCOM RIYADH, SA, concerning
postal matters in the area of operation.

d. While using the designated APO number is the most
expeditions method of ensuring timely arrival of mail in Saudi
Arabia, addressees will assure correspondents that mail
addressed to soldiers at home station will be redirected to the
theater without delay.

e. DOD requests you hold all packages. Send only first class
letters-weighing 11 ounces or less.
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2. Voluntary Mail Limitations Operation Desert Storm:

a. With the commencement of offensive operations there is an
associated increase in the movement of combat and combat service
support units within the area of operations. The task of
supporting units on the move is a logistics challenge and every
effort must be made to limit transportation support to what is
necessary for sustainment. Actions are being taken to reduce
the amount of personal articles that must be transported.

b. The Commander-in-Chief, US Central Command, requests that
families and friends of Desert Storm deployed servicemembers.
voluntarily limit personal mail to first class letter mail and
audio cassettes. This action is being taken to minimize the
difficulty for our troops on the move to secure and transport
personal articles and to reduce the possibility of items being
lost, damaged or delayed.

c. Due to the current Desert Storm tempo of operations, we
anticipate this mail restriction request to be necessary for the
next 2-3 weeks. We will advise as the situation'changes.

3. Mailing Restrictions for Desert Storm Operations:

Effective 18 Jan 91, CINCCENTCOM has directed all Desert Storm
APOs to restrict mail coming out of the SWA theater (both
personal and official) to machineable letter class mail, 11
ounces or less. This restriction is due to FAA security
measures recently placed on commercial air carriers, MAC will
also adhere to these restrictions. Commercial air carriers are
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PERSONNEL:

Telephone Numbers for Family Assistance Centers:

Currently there are eight FACs set up in the Florida National
Guard network. They are located as follows:

Fort Lauderdale 305-467-4698/99
Lake Wales 813-678-0122/0219
Jacksonville 904-e--=a tM &YI 03-O
Perry 904-584-4070
Cocoa 407-690-3456/7
Live Oak 904-364-1650/52
St. Augustine 904-823-0390
, Apalachicola 904-653-9500/8781

































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PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING, & MILITARY SUPPORT:

1. Update on Units Called to Active Duty for Operation Desert
Storm:

a. The following units have been called to active duty for
Operation Desert Storm. These units were called to active duty
for a period of 180 days. The tentative date of return from
active duty is identified in parenthesis.

(1) Units in Country:

743rd CS Co Ft. Lauderdale (8Apr91)
325th CS Co Lake Wales (8Apr91)
221st OD Det Camp Blanding (19May91)
202nd MD Gp Jacksonville (27May91)
705th MP Co Cocoa (3Jun91)
653rd SC Co Perry (3Jun91)


(2) Units at Fort Stewart:

269th EN Co Live Oak (19May91)
710th CS Co Apalachicola (22Jan92)
(Units conducting Phase V, Operational Readiness
Improvement Training.)


(3) Units at Fort Benning:

153rd FI SPT UNIT St. Augustine (18Jan92)
(General Support for FORCE UNIT)

b. These units are being maintained in the highest state of
preparedness and make-up the FLORIDA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
PLANNING LIST:

144th TC Co Marianna
1-lllth AV Bn Jacksonville

c. ALL Florida National Guard units must be ready. It is
imperative that Phase I tasks are complete and up-to-date.
(NOTE: Most units that have been called to active duty for
OPERATION DESERT STORM have had 10 days or less between
receiving the ALERT to their actual arrival at the Mobilization
Station.) This item cannot be overemphasized.

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2. Unit Readiness:

a. The accuracy of the Unit Status Report (USR) is critical.
Commanders ensure that these USRs accurately reflect the mission
capability. Particular attention must be given to the following
areas:

(1) Personnel shortages or MOS problems which may render the
unit non-mission capable while report percentages still indicate
C-3 or better should be closely scrutinized and subjectively
downgraded, if appropriate.

(2) As units arrived at mobilization stations and equipment
was being prepared for deployment, Equipment Readiness (ER)
ratings dropped drastically. Commanders ensure that USR ratings
for ER are based on recent inspections and services and are not
just carryovers from the last report.

(3) Numerous units were declared non-mission capable at
mobilizations stations due to shortages of non-reportable LINS.
Commanders must consider non-reportable as well as reportable
LINS when determining mission capability. Units determined to
be non-mission capable due to shortage of non-reportable or
reportable equipment while report indicates C-3 or better,
should subjectively downgrade their overall rating to below
C-3. Commanders who subjectively downgrade their unit's overall
readiness must ensure that the reason is clearly articulated in
the commander's narrative remarks.

b. The uncertainty of the situation in the Middle East
dictates the need for continued efforts to review the readiness
of our units. The January USR is the basis for future
deployment decisions and their accuracy is essential.

c. I cannot over-emphasize the importance of this effort.

3. Update Unit Alert Rosters:

a. Unit commanders are reminded to update their alert
notification rosters each month.

b. This is a recent change to the Florida STARC Mobilization
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c. This change has become an absolute necessity in view of the
Middle East situation.

d. Additionally, all officers are reminded of their
requirement to maintain a current home address, home and
business telephone number with this headquarters. Changes are
to be submitted on an FNG Form 48 and submitted to this
Headquarters, ATTN: MILP, St. Augustine, Florida 32085-1008.








































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DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT:

Temporary Lines for 710th Svc Co and 153rd Finance Co:

a. Telephone lines for 710th Svc Co, Apalachicola, FL are as
follows:

(1) Family Assistance Center: (904) 653-9500, 653-8781
Fax Number: (904) 653-9532

(2) Personnel: (904) 653-8935
Training: (904) 653-9041 (STU III)
Supply: (904) 653-2185

(3) Troop Lines: (904) 653-8570
(904) 653-8589

b. Telephone lines for 153rd Finance Section, St. Aug., FL are
as follows:

(1) Family Assistance Center: (904) 823-0390 'SC: 853-1390
(904) 824-9924
Fax Number: (904) 823-0615 SC: 853-1615 DSN: 860-7615

(2) Personnel: (904) 823-4686
Training: (904) 823-4687
Supply: (904) 823-4788


(3) Troop Line: (904) 823-4685 -(Toll Restricted)

(POC MAJ Morton, DSN 860-7126, SC 853-1126, or CM 904-823-0126)

FOR THE ADJUTANT GENERAL:





DISTRIBUTION: AB BEN W. ADAMS,
LTC, IN, FLARNG
Director, Administration






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NUMBER 5 29 January 1991

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section Page



PERSONNEL .................................................... 1
Family Assistance Centers (FACs)
PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING & MILITARY SUPPORT.................2
Update on Units Called to Active Duty for Operation Desert
Storm
Unit Readiness
Update Unit Alert Rosters
DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ............................. 3
Temporary Communication Lines in Support of Desert Storm











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PERSONNEL:

1. Family Assistance Centers (FACs):

a. As Desert Storm escalates, we are finding more family
members of the Guard and other services coming for assistance.
Our policy is to turn no one away who needs assistance, however,
there are other agencies and FACs in operation throughout the
state that everyone should be aware of for referral services.

b. We have just received notification that the Inactive Ready
Reserve (IRR) will begin call-ups and that their families will
be needing assistance. When providing assistance for these
families, FAC supervisors will require the sponsor's active duty
orders, marriage certificates, birth certificates and SSN prior
to issue of ID cards and DEERS enrollment.

c. If a family member of the USAR or IRR calls or visits your
FAC, they will not be turned away but referred to a USAR FAC if
there is one closer to their home of residence (HOR). Below is
a list of USAR FACs in operation:

LOCATION PHONE NO. POC

Ft. Lauderdale 305/772-1158 CPT Juisti
(6515 N.W. 15th Ave.)

Jacksonville 904/723-5102 Karen Verhonich
(31 Pecan Street)

Melbourne 904/576-3330 Debbie Lockett
(2222 Ausley Road)

Ocala 904/687-1505 Sandra Kreider
(2803 S.E. 36th Ave.)

Orlando 407/859-6572 MSG Houy
(2800 Dowden Road)

St. Petersburg 813/893-5720 Mrs. Stabler
(1420 Beach Drive, S.E.)

Tallahassee 904/576-3330 Debbie Lockett
(2222 Ausley Road)




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Tampa 813/875-8143 Carl Naake
(4815 N. Hubert Ave.)

West Palm Beach 407/69705288 MSG Hade
(3181 Gun Club Road)

(POC 1LT Heymen or W01 Hall, DSN 860-7360, SC 853-1360, or
CM 904-823-0360)








































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PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING, & MILITARY SUPPORT:

1. Update on Units Called to Active Duty for Operation Desert
Storm:

a. The following units have been called to active duty for
Operation Desert Storm. The tentative date of return from
active duty is identified in parenthesis.

(1) Units in Country:

743rd CS Co Ft. Lauderdale (8Apr91)
325th CS Co Lake Wales (8Apr91)
221st OD Det Camp Blanding (19May91)
202nd MD Gp Jacksonville (27May91)
705th MP Co Cocoa (3Jun91)
653rd SC Co Perry (3Jun91)


(2) Units at Fort Stewart:

) 269th EN Co Live Oak (19May91)
710th CS Co Apalachicola (22Jan92)
(Units conducting Phase V, Operational Readiness
Improvement Training.)


(3) Units at Fort Benning:

153rd FI SPT UNIT St. Augustine (18Jan92)
(Unit is performing a general support mission)

b. The following units have been ALERTED for an impending call
to active duty in support of OPERATION DESERT STORM. The date
in parentheses is the date the unit was ALERTED.

(1) Units at Home Station:

Health Services Liaison Det St. Augustine (24Jan91)
199th MD Co Jacksonville (24Jan91)
(Units conducting Phase II, Alert at Home Station)






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c. These units are being maintained in the highest state of
preparedness and makeup the FLORIDA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PLANNING
LIST:

144th TC Co Marianna
3rd Bn 20th SF Camp Blanding, Ocala, Brooksville,
Ft. Lauderdale

d. ALL Florida National Guard units must be ready. It is
imperative that Phase I tasks are complete and up-to-date.
(NOTE: Most units that have been called to active duty for
OPERATION DESERT STORM have had 10 days or less between
receiving the ALERT to their actual arrival at the Mobilization
Station.) This item cannot be overemphasized.

2. UNIT READINESS:

a. The accuracy of the Unit Status Report (USR) is critical.
Commanders ensure that these USRs accurately reflect the mission
capability. Particular attention must be given to the following
areas:

(1) Personnel shortages or MOS problems which.may render the
unit non-mission capable while report percentages still indicate
C-3 or better should be closely scrutinized and subjectively
downgraded, if appropriate.

(2) As units arrived at mobilization stations and equipment
was being prepared for deployment, Equipment Readiness (ER)
ratings dropped drastically. Commanders ensure that USR ratings
for ER are based on recent inspections and services and are not
just carryovers from the last report.

(3) Numerous units were declared non-mission capable at
mobilizations stations due to shortages of non-reportable LINS.
Commanders must consider non-reportable as well as reportable
LINS when determining mission capability. Units determined to
be non-mission capable due to shortage of non-reportable or
reportable equipment while report indicates C-3 or better,
should subjectively downgrade their overall rating to below
C-3. Commanders who subjectively downgrade their unit's overall
readiness must ensure that the reason is clearly articulated in
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b. The uncertainty of the situation in the Middle East
dictates the need for continued efforts to review the readiness
of our units. The January USR is the basis for future
deployment decisions and their accuracy is essential.

c. I cannot overemphasize the importance of this effort.

3. UPDATE UNIT ALERT ROSTERS:

a. Unit commanders are reminded to update their alert
notification rosters each month.

b. This is a recent change to the Florida STARC Mobilization
Plan, 1 October 1988.

c. This change has become an absolute necessity in view of the
Middle East situation.

d. Additionally, all officers are reminded of their
requirement to maintain a current home address, home and
business telephone number with this headquarters. Changes are
to be submitted on an FNG Form 48 and submitted to this
SHeadquarters, ATTN: MILP, St. Augustine, Florida 32085-1008.

























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DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT:

Temporary Communication Lines in Support of Desert Shield:

a. Request E-Mail users check E-Mail periodically for updated
telephone information for units mobilized in support of Desert
Storm.

b. Following is a list of telephone numbers for the 199th Med
Co., Jacksonville, FL

(1) Fax Number: CM: (904) 642-3943

(2) Existing Numbers:

CM: (904) 641-8378 SC: 868-1120

(3) Family Assistance Center: CM: (904) 641-6003

(4) Lines for-Troops (Toll Restricted)

CM: (904) 645-1700
645-1701
645-1702
645-0908

(5) MACOM HQ, 419th Avn Gp POC: LTC Buckey CM: (904)
642-3790 SC: 821-3050

c. Effective immediately communication line changes for 153rd
Finance Co., St. Aug., FL are as follows:

(1) Fax numbers:

FROM TO

CM: (904) 823-0615 CM: (904) 823-0621
SC: 853-1615 853-1621
DSN: 860-7615 860-7621









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(2) Family Assistance Center:

FROM TO

CM: (904) 823-0390, 824-9924 CM: (904) 823-0620
823-4686
SC: 853-1390 SC: 853-1620
DSN: 860-7390 DSN: 860-7620

d. The following lines are being processed for disconnect at
the 153rd Finance Section:

(904) 823-4687, 823-4688 and 823-4685

e. The following line at the 202nd Med Gp, Wilson Blvd,
Jacksonville will be disconnected:

(904) 573-0127 (individuals will be referred to Family
Assistance Center at Craig Field (904) 641-6003)

(POC CPT Morton, DSN 860-7126, SC 853-1126, or CM 904-823-0126)

FOR THE ADJUTANT GENERAL:





DISTRIBUTION: AB BEN W. ADAMS, JR.
LTC, IN, FLARNG
Director, Administration


















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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL



POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
32085-1008

ADM

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S SPECIAL COMMAND INFORMATION BULLETIN

NUMBER 6 4 February 1991

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section Page


ADMINISTRATION.............................................. 1
SQuestions and Answers About Reemployment Rights
Guidelines for Public Affairs and Media Relations
Toll-Free General Information Telephone Numbers
Guidelines for Dependents in Dealing with the News Media
Sample Media Questions & Answers Relevant to Operation Desert
Storm
Postal Update No. 2 Operation Desert Storm
Reserve ID Cards (Desert Storm)
Automatic Extension to File Tax Returns
Deployment Mailing Instructions for Saudi Arabia
PERSONNEL....................... .... .... .................. 2
Family Assistance Center (FAC) Operations Policy
PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING & MILITARY SUPPORT................ 3
Update on Units Called to Active Duty for Operation Desert
Storm
Unit Readiness
Update Unit Alert Rosters
All Unit Commanders Please Take Note
DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT.............................4
Temporary Communication Lines in Support of Desert Storm
Communication Lines in Support of Desert Storm
UNITED STATES PROPERTY & FISCAL OFFICER........................5
Forms W-2 Produced for Reserve Component (RC) Drill Pay
Instructions for Storage of Household Goods for Personnel
Involved in Operation Desert Storm

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ADMINISTRATION:

1. Questions and Answers About Reemployment Rights:

a. QUESTION 1: If I give up my civilian job to go on active
duty for the Middle East crisis, will I have the right to get my
job back?

b. ANSWER: Yes, if you meet the five eligibility
requirements under the reemployment law:

(1) The job you leave must be "other than temporary." Jobs
with federal, state or city/county governments and private
employers are protected.

(2) You must leave the job for the purpose of entering active
duty.

(3) You must serve satisfactorily and be released from active
duty.

(4) You must apply for reemployment within 31 days if
mobilized 'for 90 days or less, and that 31-day period may also
apply should you be extended past 90 days. (38 United States
Code 2024(g) fails to address the length of time a returning
Guardsman or Reservist has to request reemployment if the period
of Presidential authorized call-up extends past 90 days.) In
other cases, you must apply within 90 days after release from
active duty. In all cases, you should apply for reemployment as
soon as possible after release from active duty.

(5) Your total amount of active duty (other than training
duty) since going to work for your current employer cannot
exceed four years, unless extended by the period of time the
president authorizes the call-up of Reserve Component
units/individuals, or if you cannot obtain orders relieving you
from active duty.

c. QUESTION 2: When I am released from active duty, what do I
have to do to get my job back?

d. ANSWER: After your release from active duty and within
31/90 days (see response number four to the first question), go
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(1) I used to work here.

(2) I left my job to enter active military service.

(3) I have been released from active duty under honorable
conditions and I want my job back (Take your Department of
Defense DD Form 214 or DD Form 220 Discharge Certificate if you
receive one, because it shows the dates and character of your
military service).

e. QUESTION 3: Do I lose my reemployment rights if I
volunteer for active duty?

f. ANSWER: No. Your job is protected as long as you receive
orders to perform active duty, whether your service is voluntary
or involuntary.

g. QUESTION 4: Do I have to tell my employer when I am going
and when I will return?

h. ANSWER: No. It is a good idea to give your employer as
much information as you can about the length of your absence
when you are ordered to active duty, but sometimes this is
impossible. NOTE: If you are ordered to active duty for
training or inactive duty training, however, you must request a
leave of absence.

i. QUESTION 5: Will I have to wait to get my job back?

j. ANSWER: No. Your employer should reemploy you when you
apply, but sometimes it can take as long as two weeks for your
employer to make the necessary arrangements.

k. QUESTION 6: What kind of job am I entitled to upon
reemployment?

1. ANSWER: You are entitled to the job you left or a similar
job, with the same seniority, status and rate of pay you would
have had if you had stayed on the job instead of going on active
duty. If you would have been promoted during your absence, you
may be entitled to the promotion. If you would have been laid
off, the position/status you return to may be in layoff.

m. QUESTION 7: Does my employer have to pay me or provide
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n. ANSWER: Some employers provide limited paid military leave
or make up the difference between regular and military pay.
Most.employers have no obligation to provide pay or benefits
unless they provide them to other employees on a leave of
absence or furlough. The Internal Revenue Service has advised
that employers' Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reform Act of 1985
(COBRA) obligation to continue health coverage is the same for
Reserve Component members as for other employees (IRS Notice
90-58).

o. QUESTION 8: If I apply for reemployment, what's to keep my
employer from reemploying me and then finding an excuse to get
rid of me later?

p. ANSWER: The law gives you a period of protection against
discharge without cause. If you are fired during that period,
your employer will have to prove that other employees are fired
for the same kind of reason, and that you actually did what the
employer accused you of doing. The special period may be six
months or one year, depending upon the legal authority for your
active duty.

) q. QUESTION 9: Where can members of the National Guard and
Reserves get more information about their job rights or get help
if they feel these rights have been denied?

r. ANSWER: For information about job rights, Guardsmen and
Reservists may contact the National Committee for Employer
Support of the Guard and Reserve (NCESGR) toll-free at (800)
336-4590 or the nearest office of Veterans' Employment and
Training Service, U.S. Department of Labor.

2. Guidelines for Public Affairs and Media Relations:

a. Guardsmen's Responsibilities: Every Guardsman is a public
affairs representative. The public's impression of the Guard is
the impression it gains from whatever Guardsmen it sees. Our
credibility is boosted by Guardsmen who are sharp and
professional in appearance and action.

b. Command Responsibility:

(1) Public Affairs is a command responsibility.

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informed soldier has increased.motivation to do his job and
accomplish the mission. Exchange information up and down the
line.

(3) Designate a spokesman to answer media questions so that
all media members get the same story. You may choose yourself
or one of your officers or NCOs. Pick someone who is thoroughly
knowledgeable about the operation and who will not let hostile
members of the media goad him into saying things you don't want
to see in print.

(4) If you don't want to see it in print, in newspaper photos
or on television, don't say it, don't do it. As long as news
people are around, expect anything you do or say (even after the
interview is over) to show up on tonight's news show or in the
next edition of the newspaper.

(5) Assign Guardsmen to escort media members when they want to
come into a unit area. This assists the media by helping them
get where they need to go, and helps the unit by keeping media
away from classified areas.

(6) You and your spokesman should talk to the media only about
your area of authority. For instance, if you are a unit
commander, your area of expertise is your unit. Do not talk
about what the battalion, other units or the Florida Guard in
general is doing. Refer general questions about the exercise to
the public affairs officer on duty.

c. Spokesmen's Responsibilities:

(1) Remember that the public has a right to know. The
National Guard belongs to the people of Florida; and the defense
establishment belongs to the American people.

(2) Do not overestimate or underestimate a reporter's
knowledge.

(3) We do not give out exclusive stories.

(4) Never talk "off the record."

(5) Don't lie. If you don't know, say you don't know and tell
the person you will get the desired information. Then, get it
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(6) Be sure of your facts.

(7) Don't speculate. Don't give your opinion. Stick to facts.

(8) Be sure the information you are giving out:

-- Is accurate.

-- Does not violate privacy act regulations.

-- Is releasable at your level of command.

(9) Be sure your answers are in good taste.

(10)Treat the media as professionals. They are trained and
paid to get information. Most try to be fair, but there are
always a few who are out for sensationalism or who don't like the
military. You must be fair to all.

3. Toll-Free General Information Telephone Numbers:

a. It is Department of Defense policy, and long-standing
military practice, to provide personal notification to the
next-of-kin of service members who are casualties. Families of
servicemen and women participating in Operation Desert Storm may
call one of the following 24-hour telephone numbers to obtain
information of general nature.

(1) US ARMY general information 1-800-626-1440

(2) US AIR FORCE general information 1-800-253-9276

(3) US NAVY for immediate family members
1-800-255-3808
general information 1-800-732-1206

(4) US MARINE CORPS for immediate family members
1-800-523-2694

(5) US COAST GUARD for immediate family members
1-800-283-8724
(after 8 a.m. 17 January 1991)

b. To expedite requests for information about individuals,
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service members last name and as much other pertinent information
as possible such as the service members rank, social security
number and military unit.

4. Guidelines for Dependents in Dealing.with the News Media:

a. Family members have the right to talk with anybody about
anything.

However, family members would be wise to consider whether
the things they say to reporters are potentially harmful to the
servicemember, the servicemember's unit, and to their mission.

b. Family members have no obligation to talk to the media.

(1) They may answer all, some, or none of the questions put to
them.

(2) Various personalities react differently to being confronted
by cameras and reporters. Some people become bashful; others,
talkative. Almost everyone becomes nervous to one degree or
another. Nervousness can cause mistakes the kind of mistakes
interviewees often wish they could call back when they watch the
6 o'clock news. Family members should take several deep breaths
and think about their answers before they speak. By talking to
reporters as they would talk to new neighbors, they'll say
nothing that they wouldn't want the world to hear.

c. Family members are not required to "back-brief" anyone in
the servicemember's unit if they are contacted by the media.

If they elect to do so, family members could contact the
public affairs office closest in the chain of command to the
Servicemember's unit.

d. Family members are free to talk about politics. The
servicemember's role in the military does not deprive them of
that right.

But, in the public's mind, and sometimes in the media's, a
spouse's rank often lends extra weight to certain comments.
Comments made by a family member of a brigade commander would
draw more attention and more negative fallout than the same
phrase from a family member of a platoon sergeant. Family
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their own opinions and are not speaking on behalf of the
servicemember's command.

e. Family members should avoid talking about rumors or
volunteering them. They should avoid repeating rumors as much as
they should avoid starting them.

Deployment in all its phases provides grist for the rumor
mill. Rumors are almost always distorted facts that amount to
nothing. At their worst, they can do irreparable harm to
individuals and units.

f. Negative comments are not prohibited; neither are positive
ones. Obviously, any institution the military included -
prefers good comments to bad.

(1) The fact of the matter is that in deployment situations,
the comments tend toward the negative. Wherever warranted,
family members should be liberal with public praise. To fellow
Americans, it shows support for the life-threatening mission on
which the servicemember is embarked; to the opposing force, such
praise shows American resolve. Best of all, earned praise builds
morale and esprit de corps in any unit.

(2) For the uninitiated, dealing with the media has its
pitfalls. For the most part, media representatives from towns
near military installations are kindly disposed toward the
services. A few are likely to use any number of ploys to elicit
information from stay-behind families. Among those is the
persistent telephone caller.

(3) The best bet for family members is to stop any caller in
his tracks and request their name and affiliation. If the family
member declines to comment, the reporter will be less likely to
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5. Sample Media Questions & Answers Relevant to Operation Desert
Storm:

The following sample questions and answers are provided for your
information and guidance from Public Affairs NGB.

a. Q Can the media cover/report on guard units departing
from armory or ANG base?

b. A Yes it's ok. Use common sense and follow other
guidance already provided.

c. Q The media wants to visit an armory and film some of our
equipment and talk with some soldiers. Can we allow this?

d. A Yes, providing that there is no particular sensitivity
to the equipment. Normally, the capabilities and specifications
of the equipment are known to the public; that information is
releasable. Speculation on the employment of the equipment in
Operation Desert Storm is NOT REPEAT NOT releasable. An
example of this is an ANG unit which has A-lOs. The media knows
that the A-10 is a "tank killer." The media can be told how
fast it flies, how far it flies, about its armorment. If asked
about the A-lOs performance in a desert environment, DO NOT
SPECULATE.

e. Q A reporter wants to interview some of our pilots. What
if the reporter asks a pilot about being shot down and becoming
a POW?

f. A The pilot can explain how he or she has trained to
react in this situation what the emergency procedures are,
their understanding of the Geneva Convention provisions for a
POW, etc.

g. Q The reporter will probably ask about our feeling of the
pictures of the POWs which have been released. What can we say?

h. A Be honest. Tell how you feel, be sure that you begin
by saying it is "YOUR OPINION NOT POLICY."

i. Q I'm having a problem with mail getting through the APO
system. Who can be contacted for assistance?

j. A POC is SGT Copeland (703) 325-9054 at the Military
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k. Q Is there a general address for airmen and soldiers in
the "Desert"?

1. A Yes. The general address would be as follows:

(1) Individual's rank, name and unit
Operation Desert Storm
APO New York, New York 09848-0006

(2) Mail for sailors, marines and members of the US Coast
Guard should be sent to the following:

Name, rank and unit
Operation Desert Shield
FPO New York, New York 09866-0006

(3) Specific APO addresses should be obtained from state PAOS.

m. Q Can the Governor or TAG still release/announce guard
units alerted or called to federal service?

n. A Yes.

o. Q Is a soldiers last name releasable?

p. A Not by us. The soldier can give his/her full name to
the media, but we cannot.

q. Q Can the number of soldiers in a unit be released?

r. A No. You can release the authorized strength of a unit,
but not the assigned strength.

s. Q What can we say about the terrorist threat?

t. A There is no reason to panic. It is real and should be
seriously approached. Further guidance should be obtained from
your G-2 office. Additionally, you can advise people to contact
their local law enforcement agencies for more information.

u. Q What about the people that are selling Desert Storm
T-shirts, hats, etc. to benefit the troops?

v. A Some of these people are legitimate, but beware of
those who are not. Check out the source before you donate
money. If you have doubts, contact your State Attorney General
for assistance.

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6. Postal Update No..2 Operation Desert Storm:

a. Request information receive widest dissemination. This
message is an overview of Desert Storm for information only.

b. There are currently thirteen postal companies in Saudi
Arabia providing postal support to deployed units. Eleven of the
companies were activated from the reserve components.

c. There are three General Support (GS) Postal Companies
deployed. One company provides GS to the VII Corps Elements, the
second provides GS to the XVIII Airborne Corps and EAC Units.
The third GS unit is collocated with ARCENT PERSCOM in Riyadh
with responsibility for the casualty mail section and theater
locator service. The remaining nine Direct Support (DS) Postal
Companies provide DS to the units of the two Corps and EAC.

d. On 9 December 1990, a DS (USAR) postal company was deployed
to McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, to assist with sorting and
palletizing of mail being flown on MAC.

e. The mail continues to be flown on MAC. Volumes peaked
during the first week of December with an average of 233 tons
daily following a steady decline that lasted four weeks, (at
approximately 100 tons daily), the past week experienced a surge
that averaged 153 tons daily. Transit times for letter mail
continue to range from 5 13 days for properly addressed mail.
Parcels average 9 days. Parcel mail moves faster through the US
Postal System due to reduced level of sortation requirements.

f. To assist the DS Postal units with the unexpected heavy
volume of mail, the Army requested additional APO numbers from
the US Postal Service which will allow brigade size elements to
have an individual APO number. These additional numbers were
approved 4 January 1991. During the transition period soldiers
will continue to receive their mail through both their old and
new APO numbers. Once the transition is complete, the additional
APO numbers will greatly increase the efficiency of the DS Postal
Companies, since mail will be presorted in CONUS by brigade prior
to movement to SWA.

g. Many reserve component units must coordinate for a mailing
address prior to the UNI's departure in order to properly
disseminate information to family members. Upon receipt of unit
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assistance, for deploying unit's APO number, may be obtained
through FORSCOM Director of Postal Operations, SFC Weihl, DSN
367-6759. Deploying units WILL NOT REPEAT WILL NOT use the
APO number 09848. This number is reserved for mail (from the
public) destined for any soldier, airman or land based marine.

h. The Commander-in-Chief, US Central Command has requested
that families and friends of Desert Storm deployed soldiers
voluntarily limit personal mail to first class letter mail and
audio cassettes. This action is being taken to minimize the
difficulty for our troops on the move to secure and transport
personal articles and to reduce the possibility of items being
lost, damaged or delayed. This voluntary mail restriction is
necessary for the next 2 3 weeks.

i. Effective immediately, USPS announced that EMMS (Express
Military Mail Service) is suspended for APO 09616 (Dhahran) and
09038 (Riyadh) until further notice.

j. PERSCOM POC CPT Weidner, DSN 221-1763 or commercial (703)
325-1763.

) 7. Reserve ID Cards (Desert Storm):

a. Work analysis and integration.

(1) Purpose: To provide guidance on current procedure.

(2) Function: Identification documents.

(3) Branch: Personnel Processing Branch.

(4) Work Center: ID cards and tags.

(5) Task: 19.1.2 administer ID card application process.

(6) Integration Control: This message requires no new tasks,
however it requires a temporary increase in workload.

b. The purpose of this message is to revise existing policy
with respect to the issuance of identification cards to reserve
members and retirees called to active duty or extended on active
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c. As a result of partial mobilization implementation for
Operation Desert Storm, all reserve component soldiers and
retirees currently on active duty or ordered to active duty under
the provisions of Title 10 USC, Section 673 for a period not to
exceed 12 months will be issued/reissued DD Form 2A (Active)
(Green) identification cards when necessary. DD Form 2A (Green)
will be issued for a period of up to one year, inclusive of time
served (the total period to which the soldier will serve not to
exceed one year). Total period includes all active duty time
served during Operation Desert Storm. Example: Soldier was
called to active duty on 5 August 1990 for 6 months. Partial
mobilization would cause the soldier to be reissued an ID card
that would expire on 4 August 1991. A soldier called to active
duty anytime during partial mobilization would be issued a green
ID card for one year.

d. For retirees called to active duty: When issuing a DD Form
2A (Active) ID card, insure all DEERS data is updated to include
start and end eligibility dates and that the DD Form 2A (Retired)
ID card is destroyed. Family members of retirees called to
active duty will be reissued DD 1173 (Family Member ID Card) upon
request. If the DEERS data base is current, no additional
documentation will be needed other than the DD Form 1172
(Application).

e. Family members will be issued DD Form 1173 (Tan); expiration
date will be the same as sponsors (period not to exceed one year
as indicated in Para 3 above).

f. For those RC family members that have not been issued DD
Form 1173 (Tan), their DA Form 5431 (Reserve Family Member ID
Card) and a copy of their sponsor's orders will continue to
assure all benefits and entitlements as long as the sponsor's
active duty dates are current. Family members with Reserve
Family Member ID Cards and a copy of their sponsor's orders may
be issued the DD Form 1173 (Tan) if they desire, provided they
have the proper documentation, i.e. birth certificate, marriage
certificate, etc. or are enrolled or pre-enrolled in DEERS. DD
Form 1172 will not have to be signed by the sponsor if the
sponsor is unavailable due to Operation Desert Storm.

g. DEERS enrollment is mandatory for all RC members called to
active duty. DEERS eligibility end dates for those RC members
already enrolled will be automatically extended as a result of
declaration of partial mobilization and concurrent extension of
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h. Upon final outprocessing, commanders will ensure all active
duty identification cards for soldiers and their family members
are collected and destroyed.

i. Questions concerning the above should be directed to Mr.
David Keith or Major Jack Stevens at DSN 221-9590 or commercial
(703) 325-9590.

8. Automatic Extension to File Tax Returns:

Anyone called up to serve in Desert Storm is granted an automatic
extension to file tax returns until six months after they return
home without filing any extension forms. If a married couple
wishes to file a tax return with one spouse in the Gulf, the
spouse not available to sign the tax return must sign a special
IRS Power of Attorney. Effective 17 January 1991, active duty
wages earned while in the Gulf by enlisted soldiers are tax
exempt. For officers the exemption is on the first $500.00
dollars earned per month. Wages earned up until 17 January 1991
are taxable, so the exemption will not reduce 1990 taxable
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9. Deployment Mailing Instructions for Saudi Arabia:

a. The following addresses are for Florida National Guard units
deployed to Saudi Arabia:

(1) 743rd CS Co (4) HHD 202nd Medical Group
541st ASG, 171st CSG Operation Desert Storm
Operation Desert Storm APO New York 09772
APO New York 09657

(2) 325th Maint Co (5) 705th MP Co (Grd)
593rd ASG 400th MP Bn
Operation Desert Storm Operation Desert Storm
APO New York 09616 APO New York 09734

(3) 221st Ord Det (EOD) (6) 653rd SC Co (Tropo-Light)
542 Ord (EODCT) 40th Sig Bn
Operation Desert Storm llth Sig Bde
APO New York 09616 Operation Desert Storm
APO New York 09616

b. New York APO numbers will reduce transit times and facilitate
delivery of personal mail by minimizing the amount of sorting
required at the military post office.

c. Use the following sample format:

(1) Personal: (2) Official:

Rank/Full Name/SSN Unit Designator
Operation Desert Storm Operation Desert Storm
Unit of Assignment/Attachment APO New York 09XXX
APO New York 09XXX

c. Soldiers will use the APO number of the organization to
which they are assigned or attached. MACOMs will coordinate
directly with CDRUSARCENT 3D PERSCOM RIYADH, SA, concerning
postal matters in the area of operation.

d. While using the designated APO number is the most
expeditions method of ensuring timely arrival of mail in Saudi
Arabia, addressees will assure correspondents that mail addressed
to soldiers at home station will be redirected to the theater
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PERSONNEL:

Family Assistance Center (FAC) Operations Policy:

a. Due to the number of long distance telephone calls being
generated from the Family Assistance Centers (FACs), it has
become necessary to enter all long distance calls charged to the
FAC on the FAC Log that is furnished to State Hqs every Friday.
The log entry must have the date, length of call and the
telephone number that was called. This will assist us in
tracking the cost of long distance calls.

b. In addition to the above, all FACs should schedule an
in-depth CHAMPUS briefing for family members at the first Family
Support Group meeting after the unit departs. This is in
addition to the regular 15-minute CHAMPUS brief that is given to
the families and soldiers prior to departure.

c. FAC supervisors must also continue to recruit volunteers to
assist in FAC operations no initiative is too small. Special
attention should be given to the recruitment of civilian lawyers
Sand professional counselors that can be of great help while the
soldiers are away and upon returning, when many legal problems
surface.

d. FAC supervisors are reminded that giving the names and
Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of mobilized soldiers to news
reporters and other parties violates the protection of the
Privacy Act which is to be strictly adhered to. Also, you should
urge spouses who have unit orders in their possession not to give
this information out as this order contains not only vital
information on their Guardsman but also that of the entire unit.

(POCs 1LT Heyman or W01 Hall, DSN 860-7360/7312,
SC 853-1360/1312, or CM 904 823-0360/0312)












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PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING, AND MILITARY SUPPORT:

1. Update on Units Called to Active Duty for Operation Desert
Storm:

a. The following units have been called to active duty for
Operation Desert Storm. The tentative date of return from active
duty is identified in parenthesis.

(1) Units in Country:

743rd CS Co Fort Lauderdale (8Apr91)
325th CS Co Lake Wales (8Apr91)
221st OD Det Camp Blanding (19May91)
202nd MD Gp Jacksonville (27May91)
653rd SC Co Perry (3Jun91)
705th MP Co Cocoa (3Jun91)

(2) Units at Fort Stewart:

269th EN Co Live Oak (19May91)
710 CS Co Apalachicola (22Jan92)
(Unit conducting Phase V, Operational Readiness Improvement
Training.)

(3) Units at Fort Benning:

153 FI SPT UNIT St. Augustine (18Jan92)
(Unit is performing a general support mission.)

(4) Units at Fort Bragg:

199th MD Co Jacksonville, FL (24Jan92)
(Unit is performing a general support mission.)

(5) Units at Fort Gordon:

Health Services Liaison Det St. Augustine, FL (24Jan92)
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b. The following units have been ALERTED for an impending call
to active duty in support of OPERATION DESERT STORM. The date in
parenthesis is the date the unit was ALERTED.

(1) Units at Home Station:

3rd Bn 20th SF Camp Blanding, Ocala, Brooksville,
Fort Lauderdale
(Units conducting Phase II, Alert at Home Station)

c. These units are being maintained in the highest state of
preparedness and makeup the FLORIDA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PLANNING
LIST:

144th TC Co Marianna

d. ALL Florida National Guard units must be ready. It is
imperative that Phase I tasks are complete and up-to-date.
(NOTE: Most units that have been called to active duty for
OPERATION DESERT STORM have had ten days or less between
receiving the ALERT to their actual arrival at the Mobilization
Station.) This item cannot be over-emphasized.

2. Unit Readiness:

a. The accuracy of the Unit Status Report (USR) is critical.
Commanders ensure that these USRs accurately reflect the mission
capability. Particular attention must be given to the following
areas:

(1) Personnel shortages or MOS problems which may render the
unit non-mission capable while report percentages still indicate
C-3 or better should be closely scrutinized and subjectively
downgraded, if appropriate.

(2) As units arrived at mobilization stations and equipment was
being prepared for deployment, Equipment Readiness (ER) ratings
dropped drastically. Commanders ensure that USR ratings for ER
are based on recent inspections and services and are not just
carryovers from the last report.

(3) Numerous units were declared non-mission capable at
mobilizations stations due to shortages of non-reportable LINS.
Commanders must consider non-reportable as well as reportable
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non-mission capable due to shortage of non-reportable or
reportable equipment while report indicates C-3 or better,
should subjectively downgrade their overall rating to below
C-3. Commanders who subjectively downgrade their unit's overall
readiness must ensure that the reason is clearly articulated in.
the commander's narrative remarks.

b. The uncertainty of the situation in the Middle East
dictates the need for continued efforts to review the readiness
of our units. The January USR is the basis for future
deployment decisions and their accuracy is essential.

c. I cannot overemphasizes the importance of this effort.

3. Update Unit Alert Rosters:

a. Unit commanders are reminded to update their alert
notification rosters each month.

b. This is a recent change to the Florida STARC Mobilization
Plan, 1 October 1988.

c. This change has become an absolute necessity in view of the
Middle East situation.

d. Additionally, all officers are reminded of their
requirement to maintain a current home address, home and
business telephone number with this headquarters. Changes are
to be submitted on an FNG Form 48 and submitted to this
Headquarters, ATTN: MILP, St. Augustine, Florida 32085-1008.

4. All Unit Commanders Please Take Note:

"My office (POT&MS) will contact you immediately if your units
appear on the FORSCOM Mobilization Stationing Planning System
(MSPS). This is the official source of all mobilization
information. If you receive information (rumors) from any other
source call either MAJ Perry McDonald at (904) 823-0450 or
myself, COL John Bridges, at (904) 823-0400 for verification
before any action is taken. As we have said over and over all
units of the FLARNG must be ready. The official process of
mobilization starts with a telephone call from my office. I
assure you that you will receive the official call immediately."
/s/
John Bridges
POTO


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DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT:

1. Temporary Communication Lines in Support of Desert Storm:

a. The following telephone numbers are being processed for
disconnect at the 710th Service Co., Apalachicola, FL :

(904) 653-8935
653-9041
653-2185
653-8570
653-8589
653-9532

b. Numbers that will remain active are as follows:

(1) (904) 653-9500 (Family Assistance Center)
653-8781 (FAX and Family Assistance Center)

(2) SC: 771-4062 (Family Assistance Center)
771-4063 (Family Assistance Center)

S(POC MAJ Morton, DSN 860-7126, SC 853-1126, or CM 904-823-0126)

2. Communication Lines in Support of Desert Storm:

a. Request E-Mail users check E-Mail periodically for updated
telephone information for units mobilized in support of Desert Storm.

b. Following is a list of telephone numbers for HQ, 3rd Bn, 20th SF
Gp, Camp Blanding, FL:

(1) Existing Numbers:

CM: (904) 533-3411 SC: 854-3411 DSN: 960-3411
533-3422 854-3422 960-3422
533-3517 854-3517 960-3517
533-3550 854-3550 960-3550
533-3410 854-3410 960-3410
533-3413 854-3413 960-3413
533-3414 854-3414 960-3414

(2) HQ, Bn Cdr STU III:

CM: (904) 533-3411 SC: 854-3411 DSN: 960-3411



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(3) CSM: CM: (904) 533-3422 SC: 854-3422 DSN: 960-3422

(4) Sl: CM: (904) 533-3517 SC: 854-3517 DSN: 960-3517
533-3550 854-3550 960-3550

(5) S3: CM: (904) 533-3410 SC: 854-3410 DSN: 960-3410
533-3413 854-3413 960-3413

(6) S4: CM: (904) 533-3414 SC: 854-3414 DSN: 960-3414
533-3132 854-3132 960-3132
533-3277 854-3277 960-3277

(7) Family Assistance Center:

CM: (904) 533-3384 SC: 854-3384 DSN: 960-3384
533-3417 854-3417 960-3417

(8) Lines for Troops:

CM: (904) 533-3328 SC: 854-3328 DSN: 960-3328
533-3576 854-3576 960-3576

(9) Conference Room:

CM: (904) 533-3136 SC: 854-3136 DSN: 960-3136

c. Following is a list of telephone numbers for HHD, 3rd Bn, 20th SF
Gp, Camp Blanding, FL:

(1) Existing Numbers:

CM: (904) 533-3419 SC: 854-3419 DSN: 960-3419
533-3516 854-3516 960-3516
533-3409 854-3409 960-3409
533-3518 854-3518 960-3518

(2) Unit Dedicated Numbers:

Admin: CM: (904) 533-3419 SC: 854-3419 DSN: 960-3419
Training: CM: (904) 533-3516 SC: 854-3516 DSN: 960-3516
Supply: CM: (904) 533-3409 SC: 854-3409 DSN: 960-3409
Personnel: CM: (904) 533-3518 SC: 854-3518 DSN: 960-3518






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d. Following is a list of telephone numbers for Co D, 3rd Bn, 20th
SF Gp, Camp Blanding, FL:
ii
(1) Existing.Numbers:

CM: (904) 533-3314 SC: 854-3314 DSN: 960-3314
533-3412 854-3412 960-3412
533-3588 854-3588 960-3588

(2) Unit Dedicated Numbers:

Admin: CM: (904) 533-3314 SC: 854-3314 DSN: 960-3314
Training: CM: (904) 533-3412 SC: 854-3412 DSN: 960-3412.
Parachute Rigging:
CM: (904) 533-3588 SC: 854-3588 DSN: 960-3588
Supply: CM: (904) 533-3192 SC: 854-3192 DSN: 960-3192
533-3521 854-3521 960-3521

(3) Lines for Troops (Toll Restricted):

CM: (904) 533-3222 SC: 854-3222 DSN: 960-3222
533-3576 854-3576 960-3576

e. Following is a list of telephone numbers for Co A, 3rd Bn, 20th
SF Gp, Ocala, FL:

(1) Fax: CM: (904) 732-1211 SC: 667-1211

(2) Existing Numbers:

CM: (904) 732-1213 SC: 667-1213
732-1214 667-1214

(3) Family Assistance Center:

CM: (904) 732-1750 SC: 667-1750
732-1751 667-1751

(4) Unit Dedicated Numbers:

Personnel: CM: (904) 732-1752 SC: 667-1752
Training: CM: (904) 732-1753 SC: 667-1753
Supply: CM: (904) 732-1754 SC: 667-1754





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(5) Troop Lines:

,,CM: (904) 732-1755 SC: 667-1755
732-1756 667-1756

f. Following is a list of telephone numbers for Co B, 3rd Bn, 20th
SF Gp, Brooksville:

(1) Fax: Changed from (904) 754-6726

To: CM: (904) 754-6778 SC: 663-6778

(2) Existing numbers:

CM: (904) 754-6726 SC: 663-6726
754-6727 663-6727
754-6728 663-6728

(3) Family Assistance Center:

CM: (904) 754-6777 SC: 663-6777
754-6778 663-6778

(4) Unit Dedicated Numbers:

Personnel: CM: (904) 754-6755 SC: 663-6755
Training: CM: (904) 754-6756 SC: 663-6756
Supply: CM: (904) 754-6757 SC: 663-6757

(5) Troop Lines:

CM: (904) 754-6791 SC: 663-6791
754-6792 663-6792

g. Following is a list of telephone numbers for Co C, 3rd Bn, 20th
SF Gp, Ft. Lauderdale, FL:

(1) Fax: CM: (305) 467-4419 SC: 453-4419

(2) Existing Numbers:

CM: (305) 467-4521 SC: 453-4521
467-4522 453-4522
467-4698 453-4698
467-4699 453-4699



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(3) Family Assistance Center:

CM: (305) 467-4698 SC: 453-4698
467-4699 453-4699

(4) Unit Dedicated Numbers:

Personnel: CM: (305) 467-5915 SC: 453-5915
Commander STU III: CM: (305) 467-5916 SC: 453-5916
Training: CM: (305) 467-5917 SC: 453-5917

(5) Troop Lines:

CM: (305) 467-5918 SC: 453-5918
467-5919 453-5919

(POC MAJ Morton, DSN 860-7126, SC 853-1126, or CM 904-823-0126)































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UNITED STATES PROPERTY & FISCAL OFFICE:

1. Forms W-2 Produced for Reserve Component (RC) Drill Pay:

W-2 forms for units that have been called to active duty will be
sent to the USPFO for Florida. Upon receipt, these forms will be
forwarded to the unit's respective Family Assistance Center (FAC)
for distribution. FAC Supervisors must require a Power of
Attorney prior to issuing a soldier's W-2 form. Any W-2 forms
that are not distributed will be returned to the USPFO for
Florida, ATTN: Comptroller. The returned W-2s will be
maintained at this office to be distributed upon request. All
requests for soldiers W-2s must be submitted by the soldier or
the Family Assistance Center. W-2s will not furnished to any
other individual or office.

2. Instructions for Storage of Household Goods for Personnel
Involved in Operation Desert Storm:

a. Individuals authorized storage of household goods will
contact the active installation listed below for their county to
arrange for storage. Individuals will need to furnish the
active installation with the following:

(1) Copy of Deployment Orders
(2) Name someone to act in the individual's behalf
in signing for property or Power of Attorney. This
must be signed and dated by the individual.
(3) Furnish the actual location of property. (i.e. town,
county, street address, etc)
(4) Furnish list of property to be stored.

b. Arrangements can be made by calling the appropriate
installation as listed below:

COUNTY ACTIVE INSTALLATION

(1) Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, NAS Jacksonville, FL
Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Comm (904) 777-6609
Gilchrist, Levy, Marion,
Nassau, Putnam, Saint Johns,
Union

(2) Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Tyndall AFB, FL
Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, (904) 283-4263
Liberty, Wakulla, Washington


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(3) Brevard, Indian River, Patrick AFB, FL
Martin, Okeechobee, Osceola, (407) 494-4964
St. Lucie

(4) Broward, Collier, Dade Homestead AFB, FL
Hendry, Lee, Palm Beach, (305) 257-7345

(5) Charlotte, Glades, DeSota, MacDill AFB, FL
Hardee, Highlands, (813) 830-3827
Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco,
Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota

(6) Escambia, Santa Rosa NSC Pensacola, FL
(904) 452-4709

(7) Hamilton, Madison, Jefferson, Moody AFB, GA
Lafayette, Suwannee, Taylor (912) 333-4240

(8) Cotrus, Hernando, Lake, NAC Orlando, FL
Holmes, Orange, Seminole, (407) 646-4568
Sumter, Volusia

(9) Holmes, Okaloosa, Walton Eglin AFB, FL
(904) 882-8331

(10)Monroe, Monroe(keys) NAS Key West, FL
(305) 292-2790

(POC Mrs. Giddens, DSN 860-7576/575, SC 853-1576 or
CM 904-823-0576/575)

FOR THE ADJUTANT GENERAL:





DISTRIBUTION: AB L- ADAMS,
LTC, IN, FLARN
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ADJUTANT GENERAL'S INFORMATION BULLETIN

Number 7 1 April 1991

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section Page

GENERAL ...................... ..................
U.S. Savings Bond Campaign
ADMINISTRATION ............ ...... ... .... .... ......... ... ..... .. .2
Daylight Savings Time Change
Public Affairs Guidance Desert Storm Public Speaking
and Soldier Interviews
Mailing of the Florida Guardsman
Universal Studios Florida Plans 6-month Military Tribute
Awards Update
Proper Use of Adujutant General's Information Bulletin
PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING & MILITARY SUPPORT...... ...........3
Military Academy Officer Candidate School
SUPPORT PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT OFFICE...........................4
Military Leave Accrual and Use
UNITED STATES PROPERTY & FISCAL OFFICER...................... 5
Chemical Suits Retain Protective Properties
Urgent Requirement for Return of M17 Series Masks
MTOE Equipment
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING (FMO)..................................6
ADSW Mandays for Facility Management Program
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This AG Info Bul rescinds AG Info Bul Number 7 dated 14 March
1990. All other AG Info Bul 1990 series remain in effect.




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GENERAL:

U.S. Savings Bond Campaign:

a. The AG will soon be contacting each full-time, AGR, and
State employee to encourage them to support the U.S. Savings
Bond Drive to be held during the months of April and May 1991.

b. This Bond Drive gives each employee the opportunity to
support our nation while at the same time provides us with a
chance to participate in our personal savings.

c. "Be supportive of this campaign and let's make it the best
Savings Bond Drive we have ever held.


































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ADMINISTRATION:

1. Daylight Savings Time Change:

a. Don't forget! Turn your clocks ahead 1 hour, Saturday,
6 April 1991.

b. "Spring ahead, Fall back."

2. Public Affairs Guidance Desert Storm Public Speaking
and Soldier Interviews:

a. Our most believable and effective spokespersons are in the.
process of returning to CONUS with the current redeployment.
America is eagerly waiting to hear of their personal experiences
and observations.

b. It is our responsibility and duty to help these soldiers
prepare to meet the interested public. We strongly recommend
they be given guidance and parameters within which they can
safely discuss Desert Storm. We cannot assume these soldiers
Swill limit their discussion to what they have actually seen and
know enough not to discuss classified or sensitive information.
Encourage them to freely discuss what they wish within common
sense limits, but discourage the fabrication of war stories
which lead to follow-on problems for all.

c. We also encourage maximum coverage of awards ceremonies
for these courageous soldiers.

d. This message was republished from CINC FORCES CMD,
Ft. McPherson, GA. Further information can be addressed to
LTC Forrester, PAO, DSN 860-7168, SC 853-1168, or
CM 904-823-0168)

3. Mailing of the Florida Guardsman:

a. Some guardsmen have indicated they have not received a
copy of the Florida Guardsman by mail to their home of record.
The mailing lists for this purpose are taken from three files:
1. active SIDPERS, 2. active Air Guard files, and 3. for
retired guardsmen, a state file. These records are used to
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b. If any guardsman active or retired is not receiving a copy
of this publication your mailing address must be wrong on our
files. If any address requires changing, active guardsmen must
complete FNG Form 48 IAW FNG Pam 600-8-1 and forward to MILP.
Retired enlisted guardsmen must notify MILP, ATTN: RET in
writing of their new address. Officers must notify FLORIDA NGOA
of their new address. This way all mailing files and the FNGOA
file is updated. Please help us with the mailing requirement of
the Guardsman by verification of addresses and making changes as
necessary. The federal government expends fifteen cents a copy
for mailing costs under the bulk rate postage and the post
office cannot forward the magazine under this classification to
a new address.

4. Universal Studios Florida Plans 6-month Military Tribute:

a. Universal Studios Florida has extended to all active and
reserve U.S. military personnel a six-month program of unlimited
free admissions and other discount benefits "to say 'thank you"
for their performance in the Persian Gulf."

b. The complimentary package is in addition to a massive
May 18 Armed Forces Day celebration that will offer free
admission for all military personnel in uniform and their
dependents.

c. Beginning May 1, any active member of the U.S. Army,
Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard need only show
their military I.D. to be issued a Universal Studios Florida
Military Fan Club membership. It will entitle them to unlimited
free admissions to the movie-themed studio attraction and
backlot through Veteran's Day (November 11, 1991).

d. Universal's May 18 Armed Forces Day celebration will see
troops from all branches of the U.S. military, marching bands
and color guards marching down Hollywood Boulevard in the studio
backlot. The ceremonies will begin at 5 p.m. and conclude with
a spectacular sunset fireworks demonstration keyed to
contemporary patriotic music.

5. Awards Update:

a. Headquarters, Department of the Army Interim Change No..
I01 dated 1 December 1990, implements new procedures for
processing recommendations for award of the Meritorious Service
Medal, Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.
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as soon as DA Form 638-1, is available from the U.S. Army
Publications Center. DA Form 638 will be used for all other
awards except those noted in this paragraph. It is imperative
that all personnel who prepare and record award recommendations
become familiar with the new procedures contained in Hq DA,
Interim Change No. 101.

b. It has been noted that numerous requests for awards for
retiring personnel are being received in this Headquarters with
a very short time frame or in some cases after the individual
has retired. In most instances the unit is aware of an
individual's retirement date several months in advance and
should make the necessary arrangements to ensure that an
appropriate ceremony to include the presentation of the
deserving awards is conducted. Recommendations for awards that
must be approved at State Headquarters should be forwarded at
least 30 days in advance and those awards that must be forwarded
to Headquarters, Second U.S. Army should be forwarded to State
Headquarters at least 90 days in advance.

c. Florida National Guard units are reminded that IAW AR
25-400-2, information pertaining to the Meritorious Service
Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal must
be filed under file number 672-5-1 and be maintained by the
approval/disapproval authority level (the Adjutant General,
Brigade Commander, Battalion Commander) and destroyed after 25
years. Other award case files are to be destroyed after two
years.

d. Commanders are reminded that they can only present awards
to members of their respective command. If a commander desires
to recommend a soldier assigned to another command for an award,
they must send a Recommendation for Award to the soldier's
commander for approval and award. All Recommendations for
Awards for civilians must be forwarded to State Headquarters for
review and approval and return to the appropriate command for
processing. This procedure is necessary to assure that we do
not have duplication of awards.

e. The following awards have been approved for individuals
participating in Desert Shield/Desert Storm:

(1) National Defense Service Medal The Secretary of Defense
has approved reinstating of the National Defense Service Medal
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duty on or after 2 August 1990. The termination date will be
determined in the future. The NDSM may be awarded to members of
the Reserve Components who are ordered to Federal Active Duty
regardless of the duration except for the categories as listed
in AR 672-5-1 (Para 4-25). AGR personnel are entitled to
receive this award. Permanent Orders are not required for the
award of the NDSM, but a roster listing eligible personnel
should be retained in individuals 201 file. The custodian of
the individuals 201 files will be responsible for posting of the
DA Fm 2-1. A supply of the NDSM is not available at this time
but as soon as they become available we will notify all units.

(2) Southwest Asia Service Medal President Bush has signed
an Executive Order establishing a Southwest Asia Service Medal
for award to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, serving in
Southwest Asia. This award was designed by the Institute of
Heraldry in special recognition of the special sacrifices and
outstanding performance of our Armed Forces who deployed to
Southwest Asia and participated in Operations Desert Shield and
Desert Storm. Specific eligibility requirements and
implementing instructions will be published by this Headquarters
when they become available.

(3) Other awards may be forthcoming and we will update the
program as soon as information is received in this Headquarters.

6. Proper Use of Adjutant General's Information Bulletin:

All Commanders are reminded that the Adjutant General's
Information Bulletin is to be broken down into sections and
passed on to the appropriate staff areas. This information is
not being received by subordinate supervisors.















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PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING, & MILITARY SUPPORT:

Military Academy Officer Candidate School:

a. The Florida National Guard Military Academy is presently
accepting applications to attend this year's Officer Candidate
School, Class #31, scheduled to in-process 7-9 Jun 91.

b. Officer Selection Battery (OSB) Test material, in some
cases, may not be available. The Academy can/will make the
necessary arrangements for the administration of OSB Testing at
your location.

c. Submit application (FNGMA OCS Form 1R) thru channels to
arrive at the Academy prior to 15 May 91. This form may be
reproduced locally from FLNG Pam 351-5.

d. Should you require assistance during any part of the
application process, contact the Academy DSN 960-3204/3512, SunCom
854-3204/3512 or Commercial 904-533-3204/3512.

e. For.assistance in administration of the OSB, contact CW4
East DSN 960-3201, SunCom 854-3201 or Commercial 904-533-3201.

























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SUPPORT PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT OFFICE:

Military Leave Accrual and Use:

a. Comptroller General Decision B-241272, dated 15 February
1991 provides that technicians serving on active duty which
extends into a second fiscal year now may use the 15 days of
military leave which accrues at the beginning of the second year
without returning to technician status. Previous Comptroller
General decisions regarding this are superseded.

b. Prior to this decision, a technician on active duty in a
leave without pay (LWOP) status, whose active duty continued into
the second fiscal year would have to return to technician status
to have the newly accrued military leave substituted for the
period of LWOP.

c. This change is effective as of 1 October 1990.

(POC MSgt Bova, DSN 860-7673, SC 853-1673, or CM 904-823-0673)


























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UNITED STATES PROPERTY & FISCAL OFFICE:

1. Chemical Suits Retain Protective Properties:

a. The Army Natick Research, Development, and Engineering
Center, Massachusetts, has determined that chemical protective
garments retain their protective properties despite the condition
of the package in which they are stored. Previous policies
required that chemical garments found in damaged and unsealed
vapor barrier bags or other packaging could be used for training
purposes only.

b. A new policy, Maintenance Advisory Message Number 90-37,
Packaging of Chemical Protective Overgarments, has been issued.
The policy states that some of the garments stored in packages
with pinholes or split seams can still be used for chemical
protection. However, items that have been exposed to moisture,
smoke, or solvent vapors should not be used because protective
qualities may have been affected.

c. Unit personnel are encouraged to check chemical protective
garments in storage and to use duct tape to seal packages until
more detailed instructions are issued. Point of contact for Plans
and Policy Branch is MAJ Cosme, DSN 225-4068.

2. Urgent Requirement for Return of M17 Series Masks:

HQ AMC has notified us that there is an urgent requirement for the
turn-in of unserviceable M17 series protective masks (LIN
M11895). Unserviceable masks should be shipped as quickly as
possible to Pine Bluff Arsenal. They are needed to support the
rebuild program which is the main source of supply for these
masks. Priority is for the return of medium and large masks.
Small and x-small masks are also needed for the use of common
parts in the rebuild program. AMC POC is Mr. Bepko, DSN 284-9788,
AMCCOM point of contact is Mr. Cramblett, DSN 793-4550, and
NGB-ARL-S point of contact is Mr. Tollund, DSN 255-4478.

3. MTOE Equipment:

States are reminded to ensure that all authorized MTOE equipment
is on valid requisition. NGB-ARL continues to receive requests
for redistribution of equipment which is available at the depot,
but for which the State has not processed a requisition.
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damages the State's credibility. NGB-ARL-S will not direct
redistribution of equipment which is readily available in the
wholesale supply system. States are further reminded that once
redistribution has been completed, the losing unit must initiate a
requisition for the shortage. Command logisticians NGB-ARL-S
point of contact is MAJ Bamler.

(POC MAJ Moors, DSN 860-7570, SC 853-1570, or CM 904-823-0570)


































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DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING (FMO):

ADSW Mandays for Facility Management Program:

a. The Facility Management Office (FMO) has ADSW mandays
available for short tours of 1 week and up to 79 days to assist in
the execution of the facility management program to include the
following areas:

(1) Environmental inspections and programming.
(2) Maintenance and repair inspections and programming.
(3) Construction programming.
(4) Clerical and administrative support.
(5) Physical security inspections of facilities.
(6) Facility Energy Conservation Program.

b. Any FLARNG members with areas of expertise in the above
skills and interested in performing ADSW mandays in the Facility
Management Office (St. Augustine) are requested to contact 2LT
Jarriel at 904/823-0260, SC 853-0260, or DSN 860-7260.

FOR THE ADJUTANT GENERAL:




DISTRIBUTION: AB BEN W. ADAMS, JR.
LTC, IN, FLARNG
Director, Administration



















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STATE OF. FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF-THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

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POST OFFICE BOX 1008
STATE ARSENAL, ST. AUGUSTINE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section Page



GENERAL ................. ................. .......... ... ... .... ...1
Staff Judge Advocate
PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING & MILITARY SUPPORT..................... 2
Update on Units Called to Active Duty for Operation Desert
Storm
Unit Readiness
Update Unit Alert Rosters
All Unit Commanders Please Take Note
DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT..................... .............3
Correction to Desert Storm Telephone Information









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GENERAL:

Staff Judge Advocate:

a. All troops mobilized as part of Operation Desert Storm
should be apprised of a recent law passed by the Florida
Legislature and signed by Governor Chiles on 25 January 1991.
This Bill is numbered 91-3 and a copy may be obtained from the
Staff Judge Advocate's office in St. Augustine, Florida.

b. This legislation allows counties, municipalities and all
other political subdivisions of the State of Florida to pay
supplemental pay to employees who have been mobilized as part of
Operation Desert Storm and who experience a reduction in pay.
This supplemental pay is an amount equal to the difference
between military pay and the employee's civilian pay prior to
mobilization. This supplemental pay may be paid for the duration
of the soldier's commitment to Operation Desert Storm. Also,
State employees may continue health insurance and other benefits
for employees who have been mobilized.



























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PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING, AND MILITARY SUPPORT:

1. Update on Units Called to Active Duty for Operation Desert
Storm:

a. The following units have been called to active duty for
Operation Desert Storm. The tentative date of return from
active duty is identified in parenthesis.

(1) Units in Country:

743rd CS Co Fort Lauderdale (8Apr91)
325th CS Co Lake Wales (8Apr91)
221st OD Det Camp Blanding (19May91)
202nd MD Gp Jacksonville (27May91)
653rd SC Co Perry (3Jun91)
705th MP Co Cocoa (3Jun91)
269th EN Co Live Oak (19May91)

(2) Units at Fort Stewart:

710 CS Co Apalachicola (22Jan92)
144 TC Co Marianna (15Feb92)
(Unit conducting Phase V, Operational Readiness
Improvement Training.)

(3) Units at Fort Benning:

153 FI SPT UNIT St. Augustine (18Jan92)
(Unit is performing a general support mission.)

(4) Units at Fort Bragg:

199th MD Co Jacksonville, FL (24Jan92)
(Unit is performing a general support mission.)

(5) Units at Fort Gordon:

Health Services Liaison Det St. Augustine, FL (24Jan92)
(Unit is performing a AMEDD support mission.)








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b. The following units have been ALERTED for an impending call
to active duty in support of OPERATION DESERT STORM. The date in
parenthesis is the date the unit was ALERTED.

(1) Units at Home Station:

3rd Bn 20th SF Camp Blanding, Ocala, Brooksville,
Fort Lauderdale
( Units conducting Phase III, Mobilization at Home Station)

c. These units are being maintained in the highest state of
preparedness and make-up the FLORIDA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PLANNING
LIST:

NONE

d. ALL Florida National Guard units must be ready. It is
imperative that Phase I tasks are complete and up-to-date.
NOTE: Most units that have been called to active duty for
OPERATION DESERT STORM have had ten days or less between
receiving the ALERT to their actual arrival at the Mobilization
Station.) This item cannot be over-emphasized.

2. Unit Readiness:

a. The accuracy of the Unit Status Report (USR) is critical.
Commanders ensure that these USRs accurately reflect the mission
capability. Particular attention must be given to the following
areas:

(1) Personnel shortages or MOS problems which may render the
unit non-mission capable while report percentages still indicate
C-3 or better should be closely scrutinized and subjectively
downgraded, if appropriate.

(2) As units arrived at mobilization stations and equipment was
being prepared for deployment, Equipment Readiness (ER) ratings
dropped drastically. Commanders ensure that USR ratings for ER
are based on recent inspections and services and are not just
carryovers from the last report.

(3) Numerous units were declared non-mission capable at
mobilizations stations due to shortages of non-reportable LINS.
Commanders must consider non-reportable as well as reportable
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non-mission capable due to shortage of non-reportable or
reportable equipment while report indicates C-3 or better,
should subjectively downgrade their overall rating to below
C-3. Commanders who subjectively downgrade their unit's overall
readiness must ensure that the reason is clearly articulated in
the commander's narrative remarks.

b. The uncertainty of the situation in the Middle East
dictates the need for continued efforts to review the readiness
of our units. The January USR is the basis for future
deployment decisions and their accuracy is essential.

c. I cannot overemphasize the importance of this effort.

3. Update Unit Alert Rosters:

a. Unit commanders are reminded to update their alert
notification rosters each month.

b. This is a recent change to the Florida STARC Mobilization
Plan, 1 October 1988.

c. This change has become an absolute necessity in view of the
Middle East situation.

d. Additionally, all officers are reminded of their
requirement to maintain a current home address, home and
business telephone number with this headquarters. Changes are
to be submitted on an FNG Form 48 and submitted to this
Headquarters, ATTN: MILP, St. Augustine, Florida 32085-1008.

4. All Unit Commanders Please Take Note:

"My office (POT&MS) will contact you immediately if your units
appear on the FORSCOM Mobilization Stationing Planning System
(MSPS). This is the official source of all mobilization
information. If you receive information (rumors) from any other
source call either MAJ Perry McDonald at (904) 823-0450 or
myself, COL John Bridges, at (904) 823-0400 for verification
before any action is taken. As we have said over and over all
units of the FLARNG must be ready. The official process of
mobilization starts with a telephone call from my office. I
assure you that you will receive the official call immediately."

/s/
John Bridges
POTO

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DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT:

Correction to Desert Storm Telephone Information:

a. Updated telephone information on units mobilized in support
of Desert Storm will be published over E-Mail.

b. The following is a correction to telephone numbers
installed at the 144th Trans Co., Marianna, FL:


Fax Machine Telephone Number: CM: 904 482-9550
SC: 789-9550

(POC MAJ Morton, DSN 860-7126, SC 853-1126, or CM 904-823-0126)

FOR THE ADJUTANT GENERAL:





DISTRIBUTION: AB BEN W. ADAMS, JR.
LTC, IN, FLARNG
Director, Administration























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) DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
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NUMBER 9 26 February 1991

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section Page


GENERAL ........................................................ 1
Staff Judge Advocate
ADMINISTRATION ....... ........................... .... ....... .2
Deployment Mailing Instructions for Saudi Arabia
PLANS, OPERATIONS, TRAINING & MILITARY SUPPORT.................3
Update on Units Called to Active Duty for Operation Desert
Storm
Update Unit Alert Rosters
DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT.............................4
Communication Lines in Support of Desert Shield









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GENERAL:

STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE:

Veteran's Reemployment Rights:

a. It has been reported that in many cases commander's-and/or
their representatives are retaining within their command problems
involving unit members and the member's civilian employment.
Veteran's Reemployment Rights are protected pursuant to Title 38,
United States Code, Sections 2021-2024. The United States
Department of Labor enforces soldiers' reemployment rights.

b. If a guardperson has been discriminated against because of
participation in the Florida National Guard, either through
layoff, denial of benefits, denial of promotions, etc., the
soldier should make an effort to resolve the matter locally with
the employer. However, if the matter is not resolved within
seven days, it should be immediately referred to the U.S.
Department of Labor for resolution. Our contact in Tallahassee
is Mr. Stan Seidel at telephone number (904) -488-2967. Matters
should be promptly referred after seven days. Failure to
promptly refer matters to the U.S. Department of Labor may
prejudice the U.S. Justice Department in its efforts to resolve
the matter on behalf of our soldiers. Any questions concerning
Veteran's Reemployment Rights may also be referred to MAJ Henry
T. Swann, III, Staff Judge Advocate, St. Augustine, Florida at
(904) 823-0131.



















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ADMINISTRATION:

Deployment Mailing Instructions for Saudi Arabia:

a. The following addresses are for Florida National Guard units
deployed to Saudi Arabia:

(1) 743rd CS Co (5) 705th MP Co (Grd)
541st ASG, 171st CSG 400th MP Bn
Operation Desert Storm Operation Desert Storm
APO New York 09657 APO New York 09734

(2) 325th Maint Co (6) 653rd SC Co (Tropo-Light)
593rd ASG 40th Sig Bn
Operation Desert Storm 11th Sig Bde
APO New York 09616 Operation Desert Storm
APO New York 09616

(3) 221st Ord Det (EOD) (7) 269th Engr Co (Tropo-Light)
542 Ord (EODCT) Hq 411th Engr Bde/ENCOM
Operation Desert Storm Operation Desert Storm
APO New York 09616 APO New York 09616

1 (4) HHD 202nd Medical Group
Operation Desert Storm
APO New York -09772

b. New York APO numbers will reduce transit times and
facilitate delivery of personal mail by minimizing the amount of
sorting required at the military post office.

c. Use the following sample format:

(1) Personal: (2) Official:

Rank/Full Name/SSN Unit Designator
Operation Desert Storm Operation Desert Storm
Unit of Assignment/Attachment APO New York 09XXX
APO New York 09XXX

d. Soldiers will use the APO number of the organization to
which they are assigned or attached. MACOMs will coordinate
directly with CDRUSARCENT 3D PERSCOM RIYADH, SA, concerning
postal matters in the area of operation.

e. While using the designated APO number is the most
expeditious method of ensuring timely arrival of mail in Saudi

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