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Publication Date: January 2, 2009
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LInside


Lower class


School enrollment in
Okaloosa County is
down again, said school
district officials. See
page 2.
Get back
Following the difficulties
SW many peo-
pie had in
getting
Back to
their homes
for even a
short time after
Hurricane Ivan, the
county has taken steps
to make it easier. See
page 3.

STEP up
A trio of
Eglin air-
men
added a
stripe
under the Stripes for
Exceptional Performers
program. See story, page
4.

What's up?
Check out the Flyer
calendar for places to
go and things to do dur-
B ing the Gulf
Coast holi-
day season.
See page 6.
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Eglin sends airmen off in style


Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares
Samuel Cook, reaches out to shake hands with Senior Airman
Jeff Howard, 20th Security Forces Squadron, Shaw Air Force
Base, N.C., during a farewell event at Eglin Dec. 18.


By Staff Sgt. Mike Meares
Team Ealin Public Affairs
A wall of red shirts makes
its way through a crowd of 97 air-
men preparing to board an air-
craft and make the journey over
the Atlantic Ocean bound for the
Middle East.
The Red Shirt Brigade, a
group of volunteers from the
Army and Air Force Exchange
Service and members of the Fort
Walton Beach Chamber of
Commerce Military Affairs
Committee, including Mike
Anderson, Fort Walton Beach
mayor, all showed up Dec. 18 to
show their support for the men
and women deploying to Iraq.
A hoorahh" interrupted the
silent pause during a speech by
Col. Bruce McClintock, 96th Air
Base Wing commander, from one
of the visitors standing on the
side of the seated airmen in the
crowded auditorium. The colonel


spoke about the contributions of
the airmen deploying and the
appreciation he had for their duty.
The mayor followed the colonel's
words with a message for the air-
men: "We appreciate what you
do. Stay safe."
"We represent a small portion
of the nation that appreciates
what you do," said Anderson.
"This is just a snapshot of the
appreciation we have for the
troops."
Christine Cook and her son, of
the Red Shirt Brigade, were
among the visitors to show their
support handing out care pack-
ages with decks of playing cards,
10-minute phone cards and
coupon books.
"I'm proud of them," said 7-
year-old Samuel Cook. "I bet
they are really brave in the mili-
tary."
The community wanted to
Please see AIRMEN, page 5


EOD student, family, suffer with economy


Church helped strapped pair

make it through Christmas
By Stacie Morgan
Staff Writer
Rachel Jackson, of Valparaiso wasn't able to muster a lot of excite-
ment about the holidays this recession year. According to the 27-year-
old wife and mother, the financial outlook is downright discouraging.
"This year I've been feeling really hopeless," said Rachel. "We've
had car issues, loans and consolidated payments. It seems like we've
always struggled financially, but this year seems extra tough."
The year has been so difficult for the Jackson family that they had
to accept financial help from another couple through their church. d'
Rachel's family is just one of many feeling the pinch of the strug-
gling U.S. economy this season.
According to Capt. John Edmonds, commanding officer of the
Salvation Army branch serving Okaloosa and Walton counties, there
has been an increase of 20 percent in the number of families serviced
by the charity.
"We helped 360 families this year, and barely over 300 last year," Photo by Stacie Morgan
Edmonds said. "We've handed out food boxes, and coats donated by
the United Way. We had a company give us MREs, and we handed 6 m onths-has suffered financial reverses 27, Faithis year. Faithas
Please see ECONOMY, page 4 offered the contents of her piggy bank to help pay the bills.


ATM card skimmer targets area residents


Device records card number; camera shoots PIN


Photo by Del Lessard
Bluewater Bay resident Shuey Wolfe points to an area
where he noticed something had been added when he
used this Bank of America ATM Dec. 6. He learned last
week that thieves had stolen his card information to
drain $1,800 from of his account.


By Del Lessard
Staff Writer
When Beverly Flynt tried to use
her ATM card Dec. 18 at Bank of
America in Bluewater Bay, the
machine's screen told her she had
exceeded her daily withdrawal limit.
Problem was, she hadn't used the
card since Dec. 7.
After Flynt, of Lake Pippin,
reported the problem to the bank, she
was told thieves had drained $1,800
from her account by two $900 ATM
withdrawals in Jacksonville Dec. 18.
Another customer of the branch
also lost $1,800.
The Bluewater branch is one of
three Bank of America offices in
Okaloosa County reporting thefts
from customer accounts by thieves
using automated teller machine "card
skimmers," illegal high-tech devices


mounted on ATMs to steal card
information and PINs.
Also reporting card skimming
thefts were Bank of America branch-


es in Fort
Walton Beach
and Shalimar.
Another
bank, Peoples
National Bank,
headquartered in
Niceville, also
reported thefts,
although bank
officials would
not confirm


Beverly Flynt
Beverly Flynt


whether it was a skimming crime.
People's National detected the
fraud within a day or two and quick-
ly decided to cancel all customers'
ATM cards and give them new ones,
said Debbie Dye, chairman of the


bank. She said about 2,000 cus-
tomers were affected.
Dye said the bank was able to
limit its losses to about $2,000.
The bank replaced any money
fraudulently taken from customers'
accounts, Dye said.
Michele Nicholson, sheriff's
spokeswoman, said at least three
dozen citizens have had money
stolen out of their bank accounts as a
result of the Fort Walton Beach scam
alone. That number is expected to
grow. She said losses at the three
Bank of America branches were in
the tens of thousands of dollars.
Lt. Randy Sallee said Niceville
police received about half a dozen
complaints from Bank of America
customers who lost money due to
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Public school enrollment



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By Stacie Morgan
Staff Writer
School enrollment in
Okaloosa County has declined
steadily in the last four years-
from a high of 31,059 in 2005
down to this year's number of
29,123, a difference of 1,860 stu-
dents.
Alexis Tibbetts, superintend-
ent of schools, said the decline
cannot be blamed on one cause.
"There's no one pat definition
for it," she said. "And it's not just
our county; the entire state of
Florida's enrollment numbers are
declining."
Tibbetts said the downturn
could be attributed to a combina-
tion of "hurricanes, housing and
insurance rates and an aging pop-
ulation." She explained that
though school enrollment num-
bers may be down that's not nec-
essarily the case for county popu-
lation.
"People continue to move
here," she said, "but statistics are
showing our area is increasingly
becoming a retirement location."
Melissa Neal, associate direc-
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Tibbetts' words. The decline,
Neal said, is "just based on the
demographics of the region since
the 1970s. We're seeing a
decrease in the area of people 19
and younger and they're being
replaced by those 50 and older,
those who don't have school-age
children."
Added Rick Harper, the cen-
ter's director: "There's a changing
composition of inward migration
into the state of Florida. We're
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dren. We're getting less working-
class families with children."
The population of Okaloosa
County seems to be shifting to
the north, said Tibbetts, where
home and property prices are
more affordable and plentiful.
This is evidenced by the school
district's figures showing declin-
ing enrollment in the Niceville
and Fort Walton Beach areas, and
an increase for Crestview
schools.
Enrollments in Crestview have
been increasing since 2002-
from 6,203 to this year's 7,136.
But Niceville's numbers declined,
from 6,809 to 6,560, as did Fort
Walton Beach numbers, from
11,971 to this year's 10,304.
Enrollment numbers in
Okaloosa County are also directly
affected by military personnel
coming and going from Hurlburt
Field and Eglin Air Force Base.
According to information
from the Haas Center an estimat-
ed 401 school-age children with
military parents will leave
Okaloosa County by the end of
next year, mostly due to the 33rd
Fighter Wing drawdown. More
children will begin coming into
the area in 2010 but not in larger
numbers until 2011, due to the
beddown of the F-35 Joint Strike
Fighters as well as the Army's
7th Special Forces.
An Eglin Air Force base
spokesperson said they do not
track dependent numbers but said
approximately 1,280 military per-
sonnel will be filtering out of the
area, through next summer, due
to the drawdown.

Hiring deadline

for civilians

cut to 45 days
AF Personnel Center
To increase the efficiency in
filling civilian vacancies, effec-
tive New Year's Day, selecting
officials will have 45 days
instead of 90 to choose the
best-qualified candidate.
"We continue to refine the
civilian hiring process where
we can to speed up the hiring
action," said Maj. Gen. K.C.
McClain, Air Force Personnel
Center commander.
Under current policy, man-
agers have 90 days to make a
selection once they receive a
list of candidates. The 90-day
rule was put in place in June
2007 to ease the transition into
the National Security Personnel
System. A review of policy
showed managers were more
comfortable with the system
and could make the decision in
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Friday, January 2, 2009


County makes evacuation return easier


By Mike Griffith
Correspondent
Returning to the Twin Cities
area after a hurricane, flood, or
other disaster should not be as
difficult as it has in the past,
said
Okaloosa
Sheriff's
Office
spokesman
Mike Coup
during the
Dec. 18
meeting of
the
Okaloosa
County Mike Coup
County
Emergency Management
Committee.
Coup said the Sheriff's
Office has learned some impor-
tant lessons during previous
hurricanes such as Opal,
Dennis and Ivan, about how to
maintain public order and safe-


ty while still allowing evacuees
to return to their homes and
businesses as quickly as possi-
ble after a disaster.
In the past, Coup said, the
prevailing philosophy was to
restrict access to damaged
areas until initial recovery
actions such as search and res-
cue and restoration of
electric power and other
utilities was well under The
way or complete. resi
However, he said,
that proved impractical, wh(
and the current policy is
to allow residents and
business employees phy
who live and work in
damaged areas to return
as soon as it is physically safe
for them to do so, while still
maintaining order and control-
ling entry to some areas by
using entry checkpoints.
For public safety officials,


Coup said, the county is issu-
ing ID badges to such people
as public safety workers and
members of Community
Emergency Response Teams
(CERT), so they will not be
delayed at checkpoints as they
attempt to do their jobs.
Coup said the Sheriff's


e current policy is to allow
dents and business employ
o live and work in damage
as to return as soon as it is
sically safe for them to do


Office has also learned how to
better coordinate plans and
policies with the National
Guard. In the past, he said,
county officials have communi-
cated such things to command-


ing officers of guard units, but
the complete word has not
always filtered down to indi-
vidual guardsmen helping to
secure damaged areas.
Coup said another aid to
communication is the new
radio equipment recently issued
to county officials, which
allows them access to
more radio channels
than in the past.
"Now, all agencies
ees can talk to each other
d on the same radio," he
said, which speeds
messages and helps
SO. prevent misunderstand-
ings.
Restricting access
will be done only for those
areas most seriously damaged,
said Coup. For example, he
said, areas along the Gulf of
Mexico coastline, which are
subject to the most severe


storm surge, may be closed for
some time after a storm, but the
Niceville/Valparaiso area is less
likely to suffer such damage
and will probably be open
immediately after a storm.
Coup and Okaloosa County
Public Safety Director Dino
Villani said the best way to
determine when it is safe and
permissible to return will be by
checking the county Web sites,
okaloosafl.com, or
co.okaloosa.fl.us. The Web site
will contain maps and other
information showing which
neighborhoods are closed or
open, where utilities have been
restored, and where gasoline,
ice, food, and other supplies
are available, along with other
useful information. If people
cannot access the Internet
while evacuated, they can also
phone 651-7150 for informa-
tion.


ATM
From page I

fraudulent ATM withdrawals.
On Dec. 16, sheriff's deputies
went to the Bluewater Bay branch
of Bank of America after an ATM
repair technician reported signs of
tampering consistent with a card
skimmer having been attached to
machine. The skimmer was
gone, but marks remained.
According to documents cited
by the Sheriff's Office, here's
how ATM skimmers work:
"The equipment used to cap-
ture your ATM card number and
PIN is cleverly disguised to look
like normal ATM equipment. A
'skimmer' is mounted to the front
of the normal ATM card slot that
reads the ATM card number and
transmits it to the criminals sitting
in a nearby car."
"At the same time, a wireless
camera is disguised to look like a
leaflet holder and is mounted in a
position to view ATM PIN
entries."
"The thieves copy the cards
and use the PIN numbers to with-
draw thousands from many
accounts in a very short time
directly from the bank ATM."
Such devices have also been
used on gasoline pumps.
In the Fort Walton Beach Bank
of America ATM incident, sher-
iff's investigators say the thieves
apparently put a card reader on
the teller machine overnight and
removed it before the bank
opened.
Another victim of the
Bluewater Bay bank scam, Shuey
Wolfe, gave an indication of the
sophistication and scope of the
skimming scheme. Wolfe, of
Bluewater Bay, said he last used
the Bluewater ATM machine Dec.
6. Investigators told him his bank
card information-his stolen PIN
number-was "tested" by thieves
in Texas Dec. 16, probably to
confirm that the stolen PIN num-
ber would work. The actual ATM
cash withdrawals were made a
short time later when thieves
made a total of six cash with-
drawals from three different
Jacksonville ATM machines Dec.
16-17.
The fraudulent withdrawals,
which ranged from $100 to $700,
totaled $1,800, Wolfe said. Bank
of America called Wolfe's home
as soon as it noticed the suspi-
cious activity, but he wasn't
home.
Nicholson said Bank of
America is replacing the stolen


money in the defrauded cus-
tomers' accounts.
Britney Sheehan, a spokesman
for Bank of America, said that
under bank policy, customers
stung by card-skimming thieves
are not responsible for any unau-
thorized activity in their
accounts-as long as they report
any suspicious or fraudulent
activity within a "reasonable"
time, usually within 30 to 60
days.


Sheehan said the best protec-
tion for bank customers is to dili-
gently monitor account activity
and notify the bank immediately
if they detect any fraudulent or
suspicious activity.
The bank declined to divulge
how many customers were vic-
timized, nor would it say how
much money was stolen.
Wolfe said he got his money
back Dec. 18 and was testing his
new ATM card the next day.


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Team Ealin Public Affairs
Congratulations to the following NCOs who
were awarded promotions under the Stripes for
Exceptional Performers program.
All three promotion selections were award-
ed to members of the 96th Air Base Wing.
The promotes are:
To Master Sergeant: Scott Neu, 96th
Logistics Readiness Squadron
To Technical Sergeant: Richard Baugh,
96th Surgical Operations Squadron
To Technical Sergeant: Joseph Ribar, 96th
Communications Group
"Each of these NCOs clearly demonstrated
the potential to handle the increased responsi-
bility that comes with a promotion," said Col.
Bruce McClintock, 96th ABW commander.
"Chief (Troy) Engholm, (96th ABW command
chief) and I look forward to great things from
each of them and extend best wishes for their
continued success."


Air Force photo by Greg Murry
Tech. Sgt. Joseph Ribar, 96th
Communications Group C-4 sys-
tems project manager, reviews
base infrastructure maps.
Sergeant Ribar recently received
a promotion to technical sergeant
under the Stripes for Exceptional
Performers program.


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retired members and military depend-
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Volunteering at the Team Eglin Tax
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Tax center volunteers receive
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ECONOMY
From page I
those out. And then there were
the 800 children helped through
the Angel Tree program."
The Jackson family, consisting
of Cameron, 24, a petty officer
second class studying at the Navy
Explosive Ordnance Disposal
school, Rachel, Faith, 6, Hailee, 6
months, and their dog, Snickers,
spent last Christmas in Texas with
Rachel's parents, with whom they
were living.
"We've always had a financial
plan" said Rachel, who works
part-time at Wee School, a day


care associated with First Baptist
Church, Niceville. "But some-
thing big and unforeseen always
comes along"'
According to the financial
counseling office of Eglin Air
Force Base, 455 military mem-
bers came in for counseling in
2008. Some 721 clients received
assistance from the Air Force Aid
association, said Eglin public
affairs.
"It's really humbling to
receive money from your church,"
Rachel said. "It's hard to believe
that people care that much-that
they can care enough to give
money to someone they might not


even know. We wouldn't have
been able to get a Christmas tree
if we hadn't received money from
church."
Though Cameron is grateful
for the help from an anonymous
donor, arranged by First Baptist
Church, he said accepting money
was hard on his pride. "It makes
me feel really crappy," he said
with blunt honesty. "It makes me
feel like I'm not doing my job as
a provider," though he was quick
to say that no one has implied any
such a thing. "This is the first
time anyone has ever given us
money."
While Rachel and Cameron


have tried not to let their daughter
Faith know the extent of their
financial woes, the 6-year-old is
nonetheless aware that Mom and
Dad appear anxious.
"She knows we don't have the
money for a lot of things," said
Rachel. "I have to tell her all the
time that we can't get this or we
can't get that. She's heard
Cameron and I discussing things,
and there have been many times
she runs to her room and comes
back out with her bank. 'Here
Mommy. You can have the money
in my piggy bank,' she says. So
she knows things aren't right."
"I knew things were getting


tough," said Cameron, "but until I
had to actually work with the
numbers I don't think I realized
how high the price of food had
gotten or how much we were
spending on gas, or repairs or
electricity. I used to get irritated
when Rachel would say we didn't
have enough for something."
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But when it gets like that, some-
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people who were looking specifi-
cally for a military family to
help-and you get blessed at a
moment when you least expect
it."


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24 graduate

From academy
Airey NCO Academy
Congratulations to the follow-
ing Eglin technical sergeants who
graduated from the NCO Academy
on Dec. 18.
Academic Achievement
Award
David Brown, 16th Electronic Warfare
Squadron
Distinguished Graduate
Marcianna Pease, 20th Space Control
Squadron
Jeremy Beasley, 33rd Fighter Wing
Graduates
Heath Autrey, 33rd Maintenance
Squadron
Anthony Brown, 33rd Operations
Support Squadron
Ronald Campbell, 33rd Maintenance
Operations Squadron
EARS William Carlton, 46th Aircraft
Maintenance Squadron
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Squadron
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smooth operation of the tax center.
This job requires no previous experi-
ence or formal training. Duties include
making appointments, checking in
clients, and filing. Volunteers for this
position will be accepted at any time.
Tax center shifts are four hours
long, once a week, Jan. 20 to April 15.
Last year, Team Eglin volunteers pre-
pared nearly 3,000 returns, saving our
members nearly $500,000 in filing
fees and $4.6 million in refunds.
To volunteer or for more informa-
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Friday, January 2, 2009


AIRMEN
From page I
show its support in any way it
could. The security forces airmen
preparing to deploy with the holi-
day season right around the cor-
ner welcomed the farewell oppor-
tunity since their families could
not be there.
"We think it's an honor to
come out and see the troops off,"
said Cook. "Security forces calls
us every other week, bless their
hearts."
Master Sgt. Shane Murray,
36th Security Forces Squadron,
Anderson AFB, Guam, appreci-
ates the outward show of appreci-
ation during events like this. He
thinks the airmen deserve to know
that they are appreciated.


"It's very cool," he said.
"These guys put in a lot of hard
work to deploy."
The work begins at the train-
ing sites before they deploy. Not
all the airmen attended the Air
Force Materiel Command spon-
sored training Brave Defender,
though they all went through sim-
ilar types of training that prepares
security forces members for suc-
cess in the field.
The training at Eglin, conduct-
ed by 96th Ground Combat
Training Squadron, provides com-
bat skills for AFMC and Air
Force Special Operations
Command security forces airmen.
When they arrive, trainees split up
into five distinctive tracks: head-
quarters, leadership, force protec-
tion technology, communications


specialist and designated marks-
man.
"This course is designed to
give security forces the decision-
making tools and up-to-date tech-
niques needed to succeed in a
fluid, fast-paced combat environ-
ment," said Tech. Sgt. Howard
Stahl, 96th GCTS.
Once each airman has gone
through the necessary training in
the classroom and field, he
applies what he learned in a joint
exercise. The field training exer-
cise tests students' courage in an
austere environment.
"Training is training," said
Airman 1st Class Stephen Hanks,
Offutt AFB, Neb. "It prepares us
for the some of the things we are
up against."
To provide realism, the exer-


cise covers the entire area of oper-
ation. This requires students to
look beyond the tactical base
perimeter and factor in the entire
battle space.
They must prepare, manage,
equip and support missions that
range from convoys to reconnais-
sance and combat patrols. After
four days of leading the battle, the
headquarters students supervise
the tear-down and pack-up of
weapons and equipment as the
entire student body prepares to
graduate.
It's the training that prepares
them to take on the challenges of
the deployed environment. In the
hours before they begin their jour-
ney, they appreciate the outpour
of support from people not
involved with the military. When


they get home, they will most
likely meet the same outpour of
appreciation from an appreciative
nation.

Correction
The submitted story in the
Dec. 19-26 Flyer on traffic
violations on Eglin contained
several errors.
The base "zero tolerance"
policy does not mandate a
minimum seven-day driving
privilege suspension for any
traffic ticket. Illegally parking
in a handicap space or using a
cellular telephone without a
hands-free device while oper-
ating a motor vehicle results
in a 3-point violation.


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SUNDAY
Morning Bible Study
9:30 a.m.
Morning Celebration
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Evening Bible Study
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Mid Week
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Children-In-Action
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7:45 Holy Communion
10:00 Family Communion Service
Ministries provided for children,
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The Citizens Academy is a way
for citizens to learn about the
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.
Students will have an opportunity to
tour the communications center, go
on a ride along with a deputy, and
fire Sheriff's Office firearms at the
gun range. Everyone who takes the
class must have a background check
due to the sensitive information about
the Sheriff's Office. The next
Citizens Academy will begin on
January 6 and go through March 24
on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at the
Administration Training Room. The
application is on the Sheriff's Office
Web site at sheriff-okaloosa.org
under Crime Prevention/classes
AFCEA luncheon set
The Emerald Coast Chapter of
AFCEA will hold its January lunch-
eon Jan. 8, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the
Eglin Enlisted Club. Lunch will be a
Mediterranean buffet and is $10 for
club members and $12 for non-club
members. The chapter will open the
new year by presenting the Science
Teaching Tool Grant and local schol-
arships and announcing the local
chapter Young AFCEAN of the Year
award. If you would like to attend, e-
mail james.lovelace@eglin.af.mil.
Library story hour
Story hour is held every Thursday
(except for holidays) at the Hurlburt
Library at 10 a.m.
Jan. 8: Birds of a feather all read
together.
Jan. 15: Alike/Different, in honor
of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Jan. 22: Starts.
Jan. 29: Colors.
Call 884-6266.


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