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Play time
The Air Force Band will

military band
in the inau-
guration
parade for
Barack Obama Jan. 20.
See page 2.
Play time
The Eglin Ceremonial
Band is seldom seen,
but often heard. See
page 3.
Ready to follow
Adm. Michael Mullen,
Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, says the
military won't hesitate
to follow the new presi-
dent. Page 4.
Tribute to the fallen
An artist returned to the
area to
update a
wall at
the Air
Force
Armament Museum
honoring those who
have been killed in Iraq
and Afghanistan. See
page 5.
Day Tripper
Thrill to the animals, the

aerialists
and the
clowns as
Circus Pages
comes to
Fort Walton Beach. See
page 8.


Officers seek


funds to finance


Peru mission


By Savannah Chastain
Correspondent
"Be the change you want to
see in the world." That's a
quote from Mahatma Gandhi
that Capt. Nicholas Seeliger
and his wife, Kristy, took to
heart. In September 2007, this
military couple founded the
non-profit organization
Healing Peru, using Gandhi's
words on its Web site (heal-
in ,-P.l: I i .i-) to describe the
reason for their efforts.
This year, the Seeligers and
a team of 10 other volunteers
plan to return to Peru on Feb.


13. They have planned an
extended trip of 15 days, so
they will have more time to
work with the people.
"This is something we feel
really passionate about," said
Kristy. "We started because
my grandmother and my
mother are from Peru. We
went to the village where she
was raised. It's a very poor
village, and we wanted to do
something for the people
there."
Capt. Seeliger is an Air
Please see PERU, page 7


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Submitted photo
Dr. Nicholas Seeliger with a patient who speaks the native
Quechua language.


Air Force photo by Bruce Hoffman
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz presents a
Commander's Coin to Senior Airman Ashley Tubbs, named
Security Forces Airman of the Year, during his visit to Eglin Jan. 9.


By Noel Getlin
Team Eglin Public Affairs
Senior Airman Ashley Tubbs
didn't join security forces to
change tires and work on vehi-
cles. But that didn't stop her
from taking those duties in stride
during her deployment in Iraq.
For a while, her squadron
didn't have vehicle maintenance,
"So we became mechanics also,"
Tubbs said. "I was in charge of
the vehicles, so whenever any-
thing broke, I had to fix that. I
had no idea what ball bearings
were until then."
And when ordnance was
found in off-base housing here,
she helped evacuate the area and
called in the authorities to
remove it and ensure the safety
of residents.


It's that kind of flexibility and
leadership that led to Tubbs
being named the 2008 Air Force
Outstanding Security Forces
Airman of the Year for Oct. 1,
2007 through Sept. 30, 2008.
"I'm extremely proud and
honored to have the 2008
Outstanding Security Forces
Fight Level Airman assigned to
our squadron," said Maj. Scott
Foley, commander of the 96th
Security Forces Squadron.
"Whether serving Team Eglin
and the 96th SFS defenders as an
S1 staff member or exemplifying
the warrior ethos in combat
operations in Iraq, Airman
Ashley Tubbs is the epitome of
today's airman."
Please see TUBBS, page 6


Helping airmen get handle on finances


Seminar discusses investment, 1.,


savings and cash security


By Dianne Bitzes
Correspondent
A financial readiness program at Eglin
Wednesday was just what the banker
ordered.
"I learned new strategies for dealing
with a split household," said Tech. Sgt.
Heath Autrey of the 33MXS. "Much of
what they offered was relevant to my situ-
ation, with the 33rd moving this summer."
Through a partnership with several fed-
eral agencies and nonprofit organizations,
the Department of Defense (DoD) brought
its Financial Readiness Campaign road
show to Eglin Wednesday. At the invita-
tion of Col. Rick LoCastro, 96th Air Base
Wing commander, the campaign targeted
active duty, Guardsmen and Reserve


members and their families to the cus-
tomized community outreach event.
"When DoD offered the Personal
Finance and Transition road show to inter-
ested bases, we jumped at the opportuni-
ty," said Vince Halverson, director Airman
& Family Readiness Center. "We invited
A&FRC counterparts at Hurlburt and
NAS Whiting Field to collaborate with us
on this event."
"Money is tight for just about every-
body and in every industry these days.
Military members are no exception and,
just like their civilian counterparts, face
the headaches of day-to-day financial
issues," said Halverson. "Our readiness
Please see FINANCES, page 6


Photo by Dianne Bitzes
Better Business Bureau adviser Tammy Fowler provides information to Capt. and
Mrs. Mario Maxwell.


Tubbs is top security forces airman


Coined by Gen. Schwartz during Jan. 9 visit to Eglin







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The approved additions are
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Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
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AF band tunes up for historic event


Inaugural parade performance

will create enduring memories


By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
"Welcome to one of the great-
est moments of your career."
With those words, Col.
Dennis M. Layendecker, com-
mander, music director and con-
ductor for the Air Force Band,
impressed on his airmen the
importance of their upcoming
mission supporting the presiden-
tial inauguration.
"This is a historic moment for
our country," Layendecker told
the musicians, assembled nine
across and 11 deep in the 459th
Air Refueling Wing's Hangar 11
for a 6 a.m. rehearsal session.
"It's a great example to the
world of what it means to have a
peaceful transition of power," he
said.
The Air Force Band will join
the other military service bands
to march from the Capitol to the
White House during President-
elect Barack Obama's inaugural
parade Jan. 20, said Air Force
Capt. Christopher Moore of the
Armed Forces Inaugural
Committee.
The Army Band, known as
"Pershing's Own," will go first
along the 1.5-mile parade route
as part of the presidential escort
formation. The Army Field Band
also will march in what organiz-
ers refer to as the first "division,"
or segment, of the parade.
"The President's Own"
Marine Corps Band will be on
stage at the Capitol for the swear-
ing-in ceremony, then march
down Pennsylvania Avenue as
part of the second parade divi-
sion. The U.S. Navy Band will
follow in the third division.
As the youngest of the pre-


mier military bands, with a her-
itage dating to 1941, the Air
Force Band will march in the
fourth division.
The Air Force Band will be in
the last contingent of armed
forces bands, with only the Coast
Guard Band to follow, Air Force
Chief Master Sgt. Elizabeth
Schouten, the band's superintend-
ent, said. "The way we see it,
they're saving the best for last,"
she added with a smile.
Each service band will have
99 musicians, a number reserved
only for inaugural parades and
state funeral processions. "That's
a b-i-i-i-g band," two to four
times the usual size, Layendecker
said. "I )InciLii; it is kind of like
steering an aircraft carrier."
Air Force Chief Master Sgt.
Edward Teleky, the band's drum
major, will wave his huge, cere-
monial baton, or "mace," high as
he leads the Air Force Band
down Pennsylvania Avenue.
Layendecker and his command
element will go next, followed by
the trombones, French horns,
trumpets, percussions and wind
players. The tubas will hold up
the rear.
They'll march at 100 steps a
minute, a bit slower than their
typical 120-step march tempo.
Schouten estimated that, at
that pace, the band will go
through eight or nine iterations of
the three songs it will play: John
Philip Sousa's "The Washington
Post" march, "In Place Soundoff:
Into Trombones Triumphant,"
and "The Air Force Song."
As they approach the review
stand, the band will burst into a
rendition of "Hail to the Chief."
Schouten expressed hope that


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Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo
Master Sgt. Ryan Haines marches in a cold, morning rain on the tarmac at Andrews AFB, Md., with the
99-piece U.S. Air Force band Jan. 7 in preparation for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.


they'll reach the stand before
night settles over the Washington
skyline. She has a good sense of
what to expect on Jan. 20. She's
marched in six inaugural
parades-through rain, snow,
slush, below-zero temperatures
and blustery wind gusts-since
following her childhood dream
and joining the Air Force Band.
During President Bill
Clinton's second inauguration,
she and her fellow band members
marched behind
miniature ponies
and elephants, 'The
which left unex-
pected "debris" in w atc
their wake along w a
the parade route.
"You have to our f
stay in formation,
whatever happens:, COmn
Schouten said with
a laugh. "Some of
the band members
had to get rid of
their shoes after that parade."
Formation "is everything"
when marching in the Air Force
Band, Schouten explained.
After all, Layendecker said,
"the whole world will be watch-
ing as we render our first salute
to our commander in chief."
Teleky, preparing for his sixth
inaugural parade, appeared
undaunted by the prospect of
millions of spectators in


Washington and billions more via
TV.
"We're going to come in, do
our mission and complete our
mission, regardless of how many
people there are," he said. "And
when we do, we will be repre-
senting our U.S. military. It's an
honor to be able to do that to bil-
lions of people around the
globe."
With that in mind, the band's
command group moved through


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hing as we render

first salute to our

wander in chief.'

-Chief Master Sgt. Elizabeth Sc

the formation during
Wednesday's rehearsal to ensure
no detail went overlooked. They
followed along as the group
moved outside into the pouring
rain to march in formation across
the tarmac.
"We try to be as perfect as
humanly possible," Schouter
said. "After all, the public hears
with their eyes. When they see
us, we want to be sure that we


are representing the excellence of
the men and women of the Air
Force."
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin
Bowers, a clarinetist looking for-
ward to his first inaugural parade,
said Jan. 20 will be a high point
in a three-year Air Force career
already punctuated with many
high points.
"We play for a lot of impor-
tant functions, but this is as
important as it gets," he said. "It's
amazing to be part
of such a historical
be event. I feel lucky to
represent the Air
Force and airmen
r around the world'"
Despite her vast
inaugural experi-
ence, Schouten said,
she's looking for-
ward to the upcom-
:houten ing inauguration
with the same enthu-
siasm she felt during
her first, President Ronald
Reagan's first inauguration in
1981.
"What a wonderful opportuni-
ty this is to be a part of our
nation's celebration and to cele-
brate our way of life," she said.
"This will be a grand demonstra-
tion of support for our newest
commander in chief. I'm so glad
to be part of this historic
moment, and of this band."


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Global War on Terrorism. To be
eligible, individuals must have
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Iraqi Freedom.
Service members who qualify
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Medal and the GWOT-EM during
the same Operation Nomad
Shadow deployment can be
awarded either medal, but not
both. Service members are not
entitled to more than one cam-
paign or expeditionary medal for
the same period of service.
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Eglin band

seldom

seen, often

heard

By Minty Knighton
Team Ealin Public Affairs
Base and community people
are arriving at a base function.
They are immaculately dressed in
their blues and business suits.
Before they take their seats, they
eagerly await the next moment.
They see the flag, the podium
and the honorees, but no one
makes a move until the music
plays; be it the national anthem,
Ruffles and Flourishes or Hail to
the Chief.
The Ceremonial Band, which
is seldom seen but always heard,
has played all these interludes
and more.
The Ceremonial Band is con-
sidered Eglin's band. Although
not officially recognized as an
Air Force band, it has been an
integral part of base
ceremonies for the last 15 years.
"The band started playing for
functions when a former 96th Air
Base Wing commander didn't
want to use tapes," said William
Creekmore, director for the band
and manager for Eglin's multi-
media operations.
The band has grown to
include doctors, retired generals,
contractors, colonels and others
from the base and the local com-
munity. Word of mouth is usually
how the band gets these volun-
teer musicians who come from
all walks of life and are already
musically skilled.
Skill level does not seem to be
the primary qualification for the
band; the band's musicians are
truly devoted.
"One thing common to volun-
teer bands is that the desire to
participate is more important than
ability," said Glen McCardle,
who works for 36th Electronic
Warfare Squadron and plays clar-
inet in the band. "The best thing
is the camaraderie of the band
members and the sincere appreci-
ation of those we play for."
Because the band is strictly a
volunteer service, it faces practice
and performance challenges due
to duty absences.
"The most challenging thing
in performing for the Ceremonial
Band is melding in performances
with TDY absences," said
McCardle.
"We try to keep performances
down to once a month because
many of our players have to take
leave from their jobs to perform,"
said Creekmore. "And if I could
get musicians to practice every
week, it would be a gas. Of
course, when there is something
required from top leadership, we
do our best to make it happen."
There are 25 to 30 musicians
currently part of the band.
Approximately 15 at a time play
for scheduled functions.
Creekmore said duty some-
times makes it difficult to keep
the band flourishing and they are
always looking for persons who
can play.
"It's difficult to have a band
without certain instruments, like
trumpets. To really make the
band sound good, you have to
have a drummer, two trombones,
a couple of trumpeters and a little
sax and then you can really make
some sound."
The Ceremonial Band per-
forms for numerous charitable


Air Force photo
William Creekmore directs Eglin's ceremonial band during a
recent function.


organizations, retirement cere-
monies and other special events.
"Sometimes the ceremonies
are very emotional," said Pamela
Denny, who works for the 679th
Armament Systems Squadron
and is a flutist. "The POW/MIA
Recognition Day Ceremony
always brings us to tears."
Although Eglin's ceremonial
band is not an official Air Force
band, it has proven it can perform
for the best.
"Our biggest event is when
President Bush came a few years
ago and we were asked to play,"
said Creekmore. "I had never
played 'Hail to the Chief' and


probably never will again, but I
tell you it was amazing. They had
people with little microphones in
their ear right up until the last
minute telling us whether or not
we were going to play and at the
last minute as (the president) was
walking up, they gave us the go
ahead to play. Afterward, the
president gave us a 'thumbs up'
and we know we did well."
The Air Force's premier bands
travel states and countries to per-
form and are renowned, but
Eglin's Ceremonial Band has
proven time and again it is
Eglin's premier and beloved
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American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, D.C.-
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regarding Iraq and Afghanistan,
the military is prepared to carry
them out, the chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff said in an
interview Sunday on the CBS
TV show "60 Minutes."
"When President-elect Obama
gets in and says, 'Here's the
decision,' the United States mili-
tary, led by me, is going to
march off and execute that deci-
sion," Navy Adm. Mike Mullen
told correspondent David Martin.
Should that decision be to
withdraw troops from Iraq, as
Obama stated he would in cam-
paign addresses, it's up to
Mullen to tell the new president
what it will take. Before
Christmas, the chairman visited
the front lines in Iraq to deter-


mine for himself what it will take
to get 140,000 troops out of the
country gracefully.
"I don't think it's 'Mission
Impossible,'" Mullen said, noting
that the president-elect has said
consistently that he wants to
withdraw troops responsibly.
"Certainly, a responsible
withdrawal ... is, I think, a very,
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given what I've seen transpire
over the last couple of years and
literally what I saw walking the
streets of Samarra," the chairman
said.
Samarra is home to the al-
Askari Mosque, a Shiia Muslim
shrine also known as "the
Golden Mosque." The February
2006 bombing of the mosque
sparked sectarian violence that
nearly tore Iraq apart. The struc-
ture is now being rebuilt.
Mullen also made his way to
Afghanistan during his pre-holi-
day trip, and he said he stands by
his earlier assessment that "we
are not winning" the war there.
"I said it because I believed it,
and I still believe it," he said. "I
think the level of violence in
2008 surprised us all. The
sophistication of the tactics of
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upswing in violence in
Afghanistan includes more
troops on the ground, he said.
"The exact number isn't known,"
he acknowledged. "I talked ...
about a range between 20,000
and 30,000."
That would nearly double the
number of troops fighting the
insurgency in Afghanistan. But
even increased troop numbers
won't do any good unless the
insurgent safe haven in Pakistan
is mitigated, the admiral said.
Pakistan shares a border with
Afghanistan, and Taliban extrem-
ists have been using safe havens
within Pakistan to plan and train
for attacks inside Afghanistan.
"That safe haven's got to be
shut down to a level where it
doesn't have the effect that it's
having now," Mullen said. "In
the long run, if that is not done,
then additional troops are not
going to have that big an
impact."
Mullen said he makes a point
of meeting with his Pakistani
counterpart whenever he's in the
area, including this past trip. This
visit marked his seventh visit to
the country since he took office


in October 2007. It's a critical
relationship, Mullen said, adding
that relations with the country
are equal to, if not more impor-
tant than, those with any other
country right now.
The relationship between the
new president and the military
he'll command also is critical,
Mullen said. The chairman met
with Obama in Chicago shortly
after the election at the president-
elect's request.
"As commander in chief, the
connection with the military is
absolutely vital," he said. "So
making that connection as early
as possible and as solid as possi-
ble is a huge deal."
Mullen said he doesn't sense
any hesitancy from the military
over the incoming president.
"What's really important
about us in the military is that we
stay neutral and remain apoliti-
cal," he said. "We work for who-
ever the president is. All of us in
the military will do that faithfully
to support President (George W.)
Bush until the 20th of January,
and we'll do the same thing for
President-elect Obama once he
gets into the position."


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Friday, January 16, 2009


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Wall honoring the fallen updated

Museum home to artist's tribute

to Afghanistan, Iraq KIAs


By Savannah Chastain
Correspondent
Have you ever watched a war
movie that moved you so much
that you just cried inside and out,
feeling with your heart that the
men and women being portrayed
were fighting for a noble cause-
perhaps "Saving Private Ryan," or
"Black Hawk Down"?
What if you learned that one
of those men in the actual battle
of Mogadishu, Somalia, (the bat-
tle that "Black Hawk Down" is
based on) was a Floridian, and
that, although he survived that
battle, he once again risked his
life 11 years later, this time sacri-
ficing it in the war in Iraq?
This man has a name: Aaron
A. Weaver. He had a family. He
had a life and a purpose aside
from serving his country. But he
gave it all up, and for that we
should not forget that this man
was a living person. You can see
his face, along with those of 216
other Floridians who gave their
lives in the current wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan, on the memorial
wall inside the Air Force
Armament Museum, just outside
of Eglin.
"The truth of it is, every one of
these kids has a story," said mural
creator Phil Darbonne. "It puts
faces to the names and I hope it
keeps people thinking about it."
Darbonne and his wife, Glynis,
created the mural using purple


tiles and imprinting color photos
of the fallen heroes onto them.
They periodically return to update
the wall of sacrifice, which is why
they were in the museum last
week.
But the idea for the mural
actually began with William
"Bill" Everett. Everett is a five-
time Purple Heart recipient him-
self, and the commander of the
local chapter of the Order of the
Purple Heart.
"We came up with the idea
back in November of 2007," he
said, referring to his wife,
Jacqueline. "We asked George
(Jones, director of the Air Force
Armament Museum) if he would
receive us, then we asked the base
(Eglin) and they jumped up and
down at the idea."
The mural was unveiled last
January at the Air Force
Armament Museum as the first of
its kind.
"Eglin Air Force Base is the
first and only museum to have a
memorial like this," said Everett.
"We are the first state to have it,
and the first for a portable dis-
play." The Darbonnes have also
created portable displays for
Florida and Texas.
As of right now, Florida is also
the only state to have a permanent
memorial for the heroes of the
conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"We are working on trying to
do one for every state," said a


The first few panels of the Purple Heart photo mural.


hopeful Glynis Darbonne. "We
will have one ready for
Mississippi on the 31st of
January." These portable displays
travel around their home state to
different military functions honor-
ing the fallen heroes in a tangible
way.
Jones said it is easy to look at
the soldiers' pictures and see a
familiar resemblance to someone
you know. He said he has noticed
people looking at the mural and
saying things like, "Doesn't that
look like Uncle Joe?" and "That
girl looks younger than Julie."
Jones noted that 34 of the faces in


the memorial wall are from the
four local counties surrounding
Eglin: Escambia, Okaloosa,
Walton and Santa Rosa.
Everett described how he goes
about attaining the pictures for the
mural.
"What I do is pick up the
phone and call the family, tell
them who we are and what we
want to do for them," he said. He
said that last year at the unveiling,
they held a large ceremony at the
museum with 250 Patriot Guards
(independent volunteers who
honor fallen military members)
riding motorcycles to escort the


Photo by Savannah Chastain


families. Everett said they also
held several small quiet cere-
monies for families whose loved
ones have been added to the wall
since then.
The museum plans its next
large event to honor the fallen
heroes, prisoners of war and
those missing in action, for mid-
September. The mural's first
heroes date to 2002, Phil
Darbonne remarked. "When it's
all said and done, we will add one
last panel with all the statistics on
it," he said, adding with a hopeful
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FINANCES
From page I

consultants at the Eglin Air Force
Base Airman and Family
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resolve these issues using every
means possible. This was a great
tool for us."
LoCastro opened the day-long
seminar by highlighting to air-
men that they were "about to par-
ticipate in a seminar that would
cost big money if they were


downtown at the Marriott."
"When one considers that we
are a Base Realignment and
Closure (BRAC) base, are having
several units being reassigned,
and that our normal PCS season
is fast approaching, we hoped
DoD would consider Eglin as a
prime location to host the finan-
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Harrington, mission support
squadron commander. "Many air-
men are transitioning or changing
careers and the financial piece of
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said Harrington. "We had so
many people attend this morn-
ing's seminars and break-outs
that we had to bring in additional
seating."
Capt. Mario Maxwell and his
wife, Jacqueline, attended the
personal finance seminar because
Mrs. Maxwell had seen informa-
tion in the paper while waiting to
get her military ID card replaced.
"My wallet was lost or stolen
and I had to reinvent myself,"
said Capt. Maxwell, speaking
with Tammy Fowler, representa-
tive of the Better Business
Bureau in Fort Walton Beach. "I
was working to avoid being a
victim of credit card fraud,"
Morning speakers at the event
were John Sileo, "America's Top
Identity Theft Educator," and cer-
tified financial counselor Ashley
Pratt. Afternoon events were
highlighted by keynote speaker
Jordan Goodman, author and
noted television financial con-
tributing commentator. Goodman
gave away copies of his book,
"Fast Profits in Hard Times: 10
Secret Strategies to make you
Rich in an Up or Down
Economy." His comments related
to personal finance organizational
issues.
"I really like to give you free
money-if you're open to that
idea," Goodman told the crowd
of about 200 people.
Exhibitors provided informa-
tion material to attendees free of
charge. Giveaway's were provid-
ed by the A&FRC's from Eglin
and Hurlburt, the Fleet and


Photos by Dianne Bitzes
Nationally recognized financial expert Jordan Goodman held a
book signing after his keynote address to an audience of 200
from Eglin, Hurlburt and NAS Whiting Field.


Family Support Program at NAS
Whiting Field, Eglin Federal
Credit Union, University of
Florida, Florida Office of
Financial Regulation, the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation,
the Better Business Bureau of
Northwest Florida, Department
of Financial Services, Consumer
Credit Counseling, InCharge,
Military Saves, and the Federal
Trade Commission.


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Wednesday's seminar on personal
finance can still reap the benefits
afforded to participants. "Call the
A&FRC and we will set an
appointment with you to visit
with one of our counselors," said
Halverson. "We will have a team
member from the seminar at the
A&FRC for the remainder of the
week and a financial consultant
over the next 30 days."


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TUBBS
From page I

Words such as "brilliant and
charismatic leader" dot the
award nomination submitted for
Tubbs. She appears a little
embarrassed by all the fuss.
"It's just an honor to hear
things like that," said Tubbs,
smiling shyly. "I couldn't do it
without the leadership and my
peers around me helping me."
During the airman's 12-
month deployment, she was part
of the Air Force Police
Transition Team, and was award-
ed the Army Commendation
Medal for her efforts. She
instructed Iraqi police on law
enforcement operations, and
trained and mentored more than
3,000 recruits toward independ-
ent operations.
Tubbs also received the
Combat Action Medal after
actively engaging the enemy on
three IED strikes resulting in
zero squadron or battalion casu-
alties.
Her first experience with an
IED came just two and one-half
months in country during a con-
voy. The second vehicle, the one
Tubbs would normally drive,


was hit by the IED. Luckily, the
convoy was close to its destina-
tion and no one was injured. A
fellow airman was videotaping
when the incident occurred.
"It was an interesting time
because our video ended up
going to Balad and it was used
for a training video because we
all got out of the kill zone in 10
seconds, which is faster than
most," said Tubbs.
In an incident at Eglin, a
grenade launcher round was
found at off-base housing. A
family had recently moved and a
cleaning lady found it in the
garage. She didn't know what it
was and called it in. Tubbs was
called to respond.
"It was a really neat experi-
ence ... because that stuff never
happens here," she said.
Tubbs has had a stellar year.
In August, she also won the
Lance P. Sijan Award, which rec-
ognizes those "who have demon-
strated the highest qualities of
leadership in the performance of
their duties and the conduct of
their lives," according to the cita-
tion.
In April 2009, Tubbs will go
to a symposium in Texas to be
Please see AIRMAN, page 7


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Friday, January 16, 2009


PERU
From page I
year, the Seeligers and a team of
several doctors, nurses and volun-
teers traveled to Andahuaylillas,
(An-da-why-lee-us) Peru to con-
duct a three-day clinic, offering
free general medical care, and
OB-GYN services to the vil-
lagers. Over the three days of
their clinic, more than 540
patients came to see them.
Kristy said that as the word
spread that free medical care was
available, people came from
everywhere, forming lines long
before noon, some traveling from
several miles down the rocky
mountainside.
"These people are very hum-
ble people. They may not even
have shoes, just some sandals that
they have sewn together, and they
live in clay houses... If they
come to our clinic we may be
their only chance of seeing a
physician.'
Nicholas and Kristy are both
devout Catholics, but, while this
is what drives them to do what
they do, evangelism is not the
main focus of their trips.
"We're not there to convert
people. That's not our mission:'
said Kristy. "The health clinic is
the main purpose of the trip, to
provide free health care to the
poorest of the poor in Peru.'
"The poorest of the poor"'
Kristy said, "are descendants of
the Incas of Peru living in the
Peruvian Andes.'
The mission statement of
Healing Peru emphasizes that
their vision is "to provide healing
and relieve suffering to the poor
and underserved peoples of the
Peruvian Andes:'
Kristy said she and her hus-
band feel a strong bond with the
people of Peru, and especially in
Andahuaylillas, because her
grandmother, Leonor Rojas Baca,
was such a humble and giving
person.
"She was the kind of person
who made friends wherever she
went," they wrote on their Web
site. "She had a strong Catholic
faith, and she lived trying to do
God's will."
Kristy said that because she
was loved so much by her grand-
mother and mother, she wants to

AIRMAN
From page 6
In August, she also won the
Lance P. Sijan Award, which rec-
ognizes those "who have demon-
strated the highest qualities of
leadership in the performance of
their duties and the conduct of
their lives," according to the cita-
tion.
In April 2009, Tubbs will go
to a symposium in Texas to be
recognized and receive the 2008
Outstanding Security Forces
Airman of the Year award.
Supervisor Tech. Sgt.
Elizabeth Staub also has high
praise for the modest airman.
"Senior Airman Tubbs is a pleas-
ure to work with," she said. "She
always has a smile on her face
and kind word to say."
"There's no doubt in my
mind that Senior Airman Tubbs
represents thousands of outstand-
ing airmen in security forces
serving the greatest Air Force in
the world," wrote Foley.
On Friday, the airman
received a commander's coin
from Air Force Chief of Staff
Gen. Norton Schwartz during his
visit here.
"It was great. It's a once-in-a-
lifetime experience," she said.


bring as much of that love back
to the people of Andahuaylillas
where it all began.
"We are really excited," Kristy
said. "We have five doctors from
Eglin, two nurses, a tech and a
student not in military, plus sev-
eral spouses and volunteers."
The group is holding a yard
sale on Saturday, Jan. 17, to help
raise funds for the trip.
"We use the money for sup-
plies for our free clinic and to
cover other expenses for the mis-
sions trip," said Kristy. The yard
sale will be held at Corpus
Christi Catholic Church, 307
Beach Drive, Destin, starting at
6:30 a.m.
"This is our biggest thing,"
Kristy said of the group's
planned fundraisers. "Our other


I


thing is Sandestin Golf and
Beach Resort donated a three-
night stay with free golf and din-
ner for a raffle." Tickets will be
sold during the yard sale, at $10
per ticket or $25 for three.
Healing Peru also takes donations
online at its Web site.
Kristy and Nicholas Seeliger
see themselves as humanitarians,
trying to make the world a better
place by relieving suffering and
bringing joy to those who are
often forgotten and neglected.
Kristy commented that while out
on mission last year she was
touched by the people gathered
around them.
"At one point, my husband
leaned over and said to me, 'It's
like we're seeing Jesus himself,'"
she said.


Kristy Seeliger,
right, and her
mother, Rocio
Gallina the
Peruvian native
who inspired
the nonprofit
organization
Healing Peru in
honor of
Kristy's grand-
mother, Leonor
Rojas Baca.

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The big top is coming to town


Day Tripper

Savannah Chastain


Circus Pages brings big cats,

camels, elephants and fun


Lions and tigers and bears...
oh my! The circus is coming to
town again!
The classic show that never
gets old is rolling in again on
Monday, Jan. 26, at the
Northwest Florida Fairgrounds,
Fort Walton Beach. The popular
Circus Pages (pil 'ii,. i cd pah-
hays) International, a family
business that is definitely fami-
ly friendly, will put on two
shows that night.
Circus Pages was started in
Cuba in the 1960s by Jose
Pages. Today, Circus Pages is
still family-owned and operat-
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Pages, as well as an internation-
al crew performing in the show.
Circus Pages travels year-
round, performing all over
North America.
Each hour-and-a-half long
spectacular includes elephants,
rare white tigers, lions, trained
dogs, ponies, horses, camels
and more. There are acrobats on
trampolines, and rings, jugglers
and magic shows. The show is
performed very close to the
audience, and the circular stage
makes it easy to see everything.
Several acts include volunteers


from the audience, so everyone
feels they are a part of the fun.
Ringmaster James Earhart
said people are surprised by the
experience of an up-close
encounter with the show.
"That's one of the biggest
compliments that we hear,"
Earhart said. "Out of all of our
e-mails, that's the part we really
hear, when people get so close
to the elephants. They don't
realize how big an elephant is,
because in the large arena cir-
cuses, the elephant looks like
an ant."
During the large cat show, a
circular cage is set up so the
lions and tigers cannot escape.
Nervous parents and children
watch as two trainers enter the
cage and coax the huge animals
to jump, stand on hind legs and
perform other tricks. Last year
one of the tigers was a bit edgy
and growled at his trainer dur-
ing the show. The audience
gasped, but the show went on.
When the acrobats came out,
many wondered how they
would perform their feats inside
such a small room, as, unlike
the usual high-ceilings of a cir-
cus arena, the fairgrounds


Photos by Savannah Chastain


The lions and tigers prepare to begin their part of the show... Grrrr!
building had a relatively low
ceiling. But these acrobats were
able to trampoline, do flips and
twists, and still keep it low
enough to avoid hitting the ceil-
ing. This astounded the audi-
ence even more because of the
great precision it took for the
acrobats to accomplish their
act.
"We make it work wherever
we go," Earhart said of the
challenges they face with small
buildings. "We try to make it
work all over the nation. People
notice the small building and
expect less because of it, but
they always go away surprised."
Even a year later, kids still
remember the fun they had at
the circus. Eleven-year-old
Anna-Laura Chastain remem-
Please see CIRCUS, page I I


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This beautiful acrobatic display was given by a young cast
member, only 17 years old.



Trip Tips

Circus Pages, Jan. 26

Show Times: Two shows will be held on Monday, Jan. 26,
at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Price: $15 adults
Two free children (14 years and under) admitted per paid
adult with merchant coupons found at local area mer-
chants.
Additional children, $2 each
Getting There: The Circus Pages will be held at the
Northwest Florida Fairgrounds off of Lewis Turner
Boulevard, FortWalton Beach.The fairgrounds are locat-
ed directly across from the FortWalton Beach Golf
Course. (Approximately 4.5 miles from Eglin's West
Gate.)
Fairgrounds phone: 862-021 I
Online: circuspages.com
Extras: Make sure to bring plenty of extra cash as cash is
the only means of payment the Circus Pages accepts.
Elephant and pony rides cost $7 per adult and $5 per
child.Also, bring money for snacks and souvenirs. Make
sure to bring a camera, as there are several great photo
opportunities during the show.There is a $5 charge for
professional photos with the animals, but non-flash pho-
tos are permitted during the show, and intermission.The
doors open one hour prior to the show to allow people
in for seating.
Accessibility: All fairground buildings are handicapped
accessible.


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Friday. January 16. 2009


Yard sale for cause
Medicines and supplies are
needed for mission trip to small vil-
lage in Peru. A yard sale is sched-
uled for Saturday, Jan. 17, begin-
ning at 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot
at Corpus Christi Catholic Church,
307 Beach Drive, Destin.
For more information, visit
healingperu.org.
Art auction, wine tasting
Big Brothers Big Sisters Of
Northwest Florida plans its annual
art auction and wine tasting event,
Corks 'n Canvases, at Belmont Arts
and Cultural Center, 401 N. Reus
St., Pensacola, Friday, Jan. 16,
5:30-8 p.m..
The featured pieces in the art
auction have been created by
"Littles" with the help of their
"Bigs" or guardians. There will also
be a silent auc-
tion with pieces
donated by local
artists. The cost
for the event is
$30 at the door.
All proceeds benefit Big Brothers
Big Sisters of Northwest Florida.
Blood drives for January
Northwest Florida Blood
Services Blood Mobile calendar
Jan. 17: Wal-Mart, Crestview,
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Jan. 21: Holmes County High
School, Bonifay, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jan. 24: Minority Ministerial
Network of
SOkaloosa
County, 509 N
Eglin Parkway,
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jan. 25:
Calvary Chapel, Racetrack Road
Center, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Jan. 27: Paxton High School,
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Jan. 28: Hurlburt Medical
Group, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Okaloosa
County Offices, Lewis Turner
Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, 9 a.m.-2
p.m.
Jan. 31: Eglin BX, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Co-ed volleyball league
The First United Methodist


Church, Niceville, will offer a co-
ed volleyball league for adults and
high school students. People can
sign up as an individual or as a
team. Teams may consist of six
people; at least two team members
must be of the opposite sex. Early
registration is $40 through Feb. 13.
Late registration is $50 with final
registration Feb. 20. Games will be
Monday nights, March 9-April 27.
For information, call 678-2821 or
download the application at fumc
niceville.org/recreation.
Parking lot closed
The parking lot located on the
south side of Building 851, imme-
diately south of water tower 857,
will remain closed for parking and
pedestrian/vehicle traffic until
Feb. 27.
What's your idea?
The Air Force Idea Program
will have your ideas reviewed and
evaluated by a subject matter expert
and you might earn some extra
money if your idea is adopted by
the Air Force. More information:
882-3964 or
https://ipds.csd.disa.mil.
Special agents needed
Military members looking to
cross-train into a challenging and
rewarding career field should con-
sider becoming a special agent with
the Air Force Office of Special
Investigations.
AFOSI 9 FIS will conduct a
recruitment briefing for Eglin and
Hurlburt applicants Jan. 13 at 2
p.m. in Bldg. 90310, 223 Cody
Ave, Hurlburt Field, and on Feb. 10
at 2 p.m., Building 210, Room 105,
Eglin.
For more information visit
osi.andrews.af.mil or call AFOSI 9
FIS at DSN: 872-2152 or
882-2152.
Spouses' social
The Eglin Officers' Spouses
club plans a Star-Spangled Spouse
Social for a red, white and new
Year, featuring a town hall meeting
with base leadership and American
Trivia Wednesday, Jan. 21, 10:30
a.m. in the SandDollar Lounge at
the Eglin O Club.
The menu will consist of
American barbecue favorites and
apple pie.
The cost is $12 for non-mem-
bers and $10 for members.
To RSVP, contact Eileen
Workman at 314-9755 or work-
mancrew@cox.net. To RSVP for
child care, contact Marti Ross at


279-4191 or ross3family@cox.net.
The "Make A Difference
Donation" for January is scrap-
booking supplies for youth village.
Dive flight meeting
The Eglin Yacht Club Dive
Flight will meet Friday, Jan. 23,
6:30 p.m. in Bldg. 2816. Scuba
divers and those interested in learn-
ing to dive are welcome to attend.
For more information, call Mike
Graham at 882-7525.
Young musicians wanted
Auditions for the Northwest
Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra
will be held Jan.
2-5, 1 p.m.-2:30
p.m. in the
Orchestra Room
at the Mattie
Kelly Arts
Center on the
Niceville Campus. Auditions are
open to strings, woodwinds, brass
and percussionists in grades 6 to
12.
To receive an audition time, stu-
dents should e-mail their name,
age, and instrument type to Liz
Aylor at imastringteacher@cox.net.
Those selected for the youth
orchestra pay membership fees of
$75 to $125 per semester. Some
scholarships are available. Weekly


rehearsals begin Jan. 25 and are
normally scheduled Sundays, 2:30-
4:30 p.m.
The new Junior String Orchestra
is beginning its second semester
and is also seeking new members.
Membership is open to young
string students in grades 4 to 8 who
have at least two years of experi-
ence. It rehearses on Saturday
mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
in the Orchestra Room at the
Mattie Kelly Arts Center. The reg-
istration fee is $125 per semester.
Some scholarships are available.
For more information, contact
Liz Aylor at 651-4308 or at imas
tringteacher@cox.net.
Black History Month liturgy
The Catholic African-American
Awareness Group of Okaloosa
County invites the public to its
Annual Liturgical Mass
Commemorating Black History
Month Sunday, Feb. 1, at Saint
Mary Catholic Church, 110 St.
Mary Ave., Fort Walton Beach. The
mass will emphasize the rich her-
itage of African-American culture
in the Catholic Church.
The Eglin Brotherhood Choir
will begin the celebration with a
30-minute concert, beginning at 2
p.m. The mass will start at 2:30
p.m. The combined choirs from St.


Joseph and St. Anthony parishes of
Pensacola will provide music dur-
ing the mass. A reception will fol-
low.
Point of contact: Roland
Simmons, president, 729-2573.
Emergency response team
Okaloosa County Community
Emergency Response Team
(CERT) will hold training sessions
Tuesday, 6-8:30 p.m., Feb. 3-
March 31 at the Wright Fire
Department (#2 Racetrack Road),
Fort Walton Beach.
Registration can be made online
at okaloosa-cert-
team.org/Sign_Up.html or, for
more information, contact, Jennifer
Tindall, 243-0315, or e-mail
CERT@united-way.org.
Craft market planned
The First Presbyterian Church
of Fort Walton Beach, 134 Beal
Ave., SW, will be the site of a
SERRV Craft Market Feb. 8, 15
and 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Feb. 11, 14,
18 and 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Patrons
can see a large assortment of
authentic and unique items and
enjoy the opportunity to shop for
handmade items from around the
world without leaving town.
For more information, call 243-
3732 or Carol Davis 243-4777.


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Shipwreck talk

Dr. Della Scott-lreton of the University of West Florida will discuss the two shipwrecks of
Tristan de Luna Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. at Wellington Place, 233 Carmel Drive, Fort Walton Beach.
Call 864-4600. This engraving, by William Miller, is titled "The Shipwreck."


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3,000 acres restored to att t re


3,000 acres restored to attract rare bird


The National Wild Turkey
Federation (NWTF) recently
completed the Sandhills
Ecosystem Restoration project
on 3,000 acres of Eglin Air
Force Base, improving habitat
for endangered red-cockaded
woodpeckers and other wildlife
in the Florida Panhandle.
Red-cockaded woodpeckers
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gered species, and because of
changing forests, only 12,500
of the birds exist from Florida
to Virginia and west to south-
east Oklahoma and eastern
Texas, representing about 1 per-
cent of the woodpecker's origi-
nal population.
The project, headed by the
NWTF and its project partners,
created a more open and contin-
uous landscape of longleaf
pines with wiregrass and other
low-growing plants. This
improved habitat will enable the
red-cockaded woodpeckers to
build their nests and fly freely
throughout the area, while pro-
viding habitat necessary for
supporting various wildlife
species, including wild turkeys.
"The number of red-cockad-
ed woodpeckers has decreased
as their habitat has decreased,"
said Justin Johnson, Eglin
wildlife biologist. The only way

CIRCUS
From page 8

bered her favorite act. "The lion
tamers and the tigers were awe-
some!" she said. Younger sister
Trinity Chastain said she had
several favorites. "We got to
ride on the elephants," she said.
"The funniest part was when
the little clown came out with
all the rats, and they fell out of


The red-cockaded woodpecker.

to increase the red-cockaded
woodpecker population is to
improve habitat for these birds.
This project created more suit-
able areas of habitat for red-
cockaded woodpeckers to
expand their range into unoccu-
pied areas. With Eglin having
the largest contiguous acreage
of old-growth longleaf pine in
the world and the fourth-largest
red-cockaded woodpecker pop-
ulation, this project has been
vital in the continued growth in
the population of these wood-
peckers."

his pants!" Even parents find
themselves enjoying the show.
"A lot of the parents don't
expect to have a good time,"
Earhart said, "but many of them
actually enjoy it more than the
kids."
At all Circus Pages shows,
kids and parents alike can enjoy
elephant and pony rides during
the intermission for $5 to $7.
There is also lots of festive
food such as cotton candy, pop-


Red-cockaded woodpeckers
are about the size of common
cardinals, and have peculiar
habitat needs. They are found
only in old-growth pine stands,
which are nearly nonexistent
except on national forests,
national wildlife refuges and
military bases. They also are the
only woodpecker species to
make their homes exclusively in
living pine trees. Excavating a
home takes from one to three
years.
"When managing red-cock-
aded woodpeckers, we first ask

corn and the age-old circus
favorite, peanuts. Light-up toys,
glow necklaces and circus col-
oring books are also available
for souvenirs.
"This is great family fun you
can bring the whole family to,"
Earhart said. "Good clean fami-
ly fun that your grandma won't
blush at. Bring your family,
have a great time, forget about
the economy and enjoy your-
self."


where the young go," said
Johnson. "While these birds
are successful breeders and take
excellent care of their young,
the fledglings can't survive if
they have nowhere to go after
leaving their family unit. We
have to give these young birds
places to go in order to perpetu-
ate the population. Creating
artificial nesting cavities in pine
trees, which is one project biol-
ogists completed through the
Sandhills Ecosystem
Restoration project, allows
fledglings to easily set up their
homes."
According to Johnson, red-
cockaded woodpeckers base
their habitat choices solely
upon how an area looks. If a
barrier of dense trees is block-
ing excellent habitat, the bird is
unlikely to fly into the barrier.
"Red-cockaded woodpeckers
won't fly into heavily-wooded
areas where they can't see
clearly enough to avoid hawks
and other predators," said
Johnson. "They need habitat
that is almost park-like.
Basically, we want them to
come, pair up and stay within
this improved habitat, so we are
working to make the whole area
as appealing as possible."
The NWTF, Southern
Company, Eglin Air Force Base


and the National Fish and
Wildlife Foundation have part-
nered to make the project area
appealing for red-cockaded
woodpeckers and other wildlife,
including wild turkeys, bob-
white quail and white-tailed
deer.
Using funds provided
through a grant from Southern
Company and the National Fish
and Wildlife Foundation, biolo-
gists on Eglin completed proj-
ects that included removing of
undesirable pine and hard-
woods, conducting prescribed
burs, and installing artificial
cavities in trees. Biologists also
will continue to monitor red-
cockaded woodpecker use of
these improved areas for the
goal of an annual 4 percent
growth rate in Obreeding pairs.
"Everyone who uses Eglin
Air Force Base will benefit
from the improvements made
for red-cockaded woodpeckers,"
said Brian Zielinski, NWTF
regional biologist. "Eglin Air
Force Base contains almost
500,000 acres and much of it is
open for many types of public
outdoor recreation. Hunters,
hikers and birdwatchers all will
enjoy increased wildlife view-
ing opportunities, and many
species of wildlife will benefit
from quality habitat."


Ringmaster James Earhart
juggles fiery batons during
last year's performance.


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