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The Air
Force
will be
well-rep-
resented
within NASCAR as
Reed Sorenson drives
No. 43. See page 2.
Stout-hearted
He was determined to
join the Air Force, so
he dropped his weight
from 351 to 190. See
story on page 2.


Culture club
Before deploying to
another land, it's a
good idea to learn
what to expect-and
what natives expect. A
new online culture
course can help. See
page 3.
Daytripper
If you think
only of
New
Orleans
when you
think of
Mardi Gras, you're
missing out on a lot of
the fun. See page 4.
What's up?
Check out the Patriot
calendar for places to
go and things to do on
the Gulf Coast. See
page 6.


I


AF works hard to reduce bird strikes


Dogs, birds and helicopters used

to scare off unwanted wildlife


By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, D.C.-As
an ongoing investigation contin-
ues on a bird strike that caused a
passenger jet's engines to fail
after takeoff from New York's
LaGuardia Airport, Air Force
safety officials said they're well-
versed on the dangers of bird
strikes and aggressively are work-
ing to prevent them.
National Transportation Safety
Board officials confirmed initial
indications that U.S. Airways
flight 1549 struck a flock of
birds, which were sucked into the
engines and caused them to fail.
The pilot, former Air Force pilot
Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger
III, successfully landed the plane
in New York's Hudson River and
is credited with saving all 155


people on board.
The incident brought public
focus to a problem the Air Force,
along with the airline industry,
has long struggled to overcome.
Last year alone, the Air Force
experienced more than 4,000 bird
strikes, Eugene LeBoeuf, chief of
the Air Force's Bird/Wildlife
Aircraft Strike Hazard, or BASH,
program at Kirtland Air Force
Base, N.M., told American
Forces Press Service.
Fortunately, none of those bird
strikes was classified as a "Class
A" accident, one that results in a
death or more than $1 million in
damages, LeBoeuf said. But col-
lectively, they cost taxpayers an
estimated $35 million.
Bird strikes are on the rise, he
said, and present a serious safety
Please see BIRD, page 3


Details emerge


on post-911 I


GI Bill steps
By Rick Maze
Air Force Times
A simple, Internet-based enrollment system is planned for
the post-9/11 GI Bill to take care of everything from initial
qualification to transferring benefits to family members, for
those who want that option.
"We want it to be pain-free, we want it to be simple and
fast," said a senior defense official who asked not to be identi-
fied because many details remain undecided.
Pentagon and Department of Veterans Affairs officials are
preparing to implement Aug. 1 the biggest increase in veter-
ans education benefits since World War II. The program
promises to cover full tuition, with additional stipends for
books and living expenses, for full-time students attending the
public college or university of their choice.
On average, the combination of payments adds up to more
than $85,000 in college benefits over four years, and it is pos-
Please see BILL, page 7


Air Force photo
Keith Mutton, who helps to run the U.S. Air Force's Bird/Wildlife
Aircraft Strike Hazard program at the Royal Air Force base in
Mildenhall, England, rewards Goldie, a 9-year-old Moroccan lanner
hawk, for helping to rid the base of birds. Goldie can launch from
Mutton's arm at up to 40 mph to chase away and ward off unwant-
ed birds that are safety threats.


Cancer survivor vows


not to miss any of life


Patti Adams, cancer conqueror, sits in her Hawthorn House
apartment at the Air Force Enlisted Village holding an oil paint-
ing of herself, painted in Hollywood, Calif., when she was 13. "I
either take a great photo or I look like the Tasmanian Devil!" she
said, laughing.


(With the .Si,. i, ,, R Relay for
Life 2009 ',1l ;,.- a new resi-
dence at the Air Force Enlisted
Village, the residents of the
Village who are cancer sur-
vivors have a story to tell to
everyone whose Il;f has been
touched by this dreaded disease.
This is the first in the series.)

By Paula Kelley
Air Force Enlisted Village
Patti Adams is as full of life
as her home state of Texas is
big. The 76-year-old firecracker
twists a strand of gold beads
around her painted red mani-
cured nails in her Hawthorn
House apartment at the Air
Force Enlisted Village and


begins her story.
"I have had, and I'm still
having a ball in life," Adams
said. "I became an R.N. in my
20s and
worked in 'Here I was
every pos-
sible knew all abe
healthcare going on wit
area-the
last few medically-bL


years of mentally!'
my career I
worked in
a private hospital in their psy-
chiatric unit and detox unit- I'd
see someone on the street and
have to think twice if I knew
them from church, from my
social life or as one of my


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patients." She tilted her blonde
head back and laughed loudly.
Adams, a two-time Air Force
bride, always had several things
going at one
nurse and I time. Aside
from being a
what was wife, a moth-
ny body er to four
children, and
Stacked it a nurse; she
also sold real
-Patti Adams estate, sold
Mary Kay
cosmetics, taught nursing and
enjoyed being a Texan.
"Honey, I'm so Texan that I
can get a minnow as big as my
Please see SURVIVOR page 3


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Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julianne Showalter

Talon tricks
Staff Sgt. Corey Fisher, 15th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, mon-
itors the lifting of an MC-130H Talon II from the 15th Special Operations
Squadron using four jacks, Jan. 7. Sgt. Fisher receives feedback from
all four personnel manning the jacks to ensure the aircraft is lifted
evenly. The jacks are pumped with hydraulic fluid forcing the jacks to
extend, in turn lifting the aircraft to the desired height.







Hurlburt Patriot


Friday, January 30, 2009


Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jon McCallum

Family commitment
Second Lt. Grant Georgulis, an air battle manager from Tinker AFB, Okla., administers the Oath of
Enlistment to his mother, Master Sgt. Jodi Georgulis, 919th Maintenance Operations Flight infor-
mation management NCOIC, in the wing conference room. Sgt. Georgulis was joined by another
son who is a reservist at Duke Field, Senior Airman Zachery Perritt, 919th Maintenance Squadron
crew chief, and her husband, retired Master Sgt. Mark Georgulis.


AF partners



with NASCAR


By Daniel Elkins
Air Force Recruiting Service
Gillett Evemham
Mortorsports and Petty Holdings
announced in January to form a
new NASCAR Sprint Cup team
that partners one of the most rec-
ognizable cars in racing with the
Air Force.
Air Force officials will now
be both the primary and associ-
ate sponsor for the No. 43 car
driven by Reed Sorenson, a 22-
year-old, three-time winner in
the Nationwide Series.
As a primary sponsor, the car
will feature the Air Force paint
scheme in four of 38 NASCAR
races this season.
Air Force officials announced
in November 2008 the new
NASCAR partnership with
Gillett Everham Motorsports
and its No. 10 car driven by


Sorenson for the 2009 NASCAR
Sprint Cup season. The agree-
ment by Gillett Evemham
Motorsports and Petty
Holdings leads to a new team
featuring the No. 43 car co-
owned by Richard Petty of Petty
Holdings and Gillett Evernham
Motorsports.
Air Force Recruiting Service
officials here said this new ven-
ture is an attractive venue for
marketing the Air Force because
the sport has a strong, patriotic
fan base that really supports its
teams and team sponsors.
Additionally, they said the sport
of racing aligns well with the
fans' interests and the Air
Force's brand of speed, team-
work and technology, inspiring
young Americans to consider the
Air Force as a great career
choice.


Future airman gains confidence, loses 160 pounds


Now weighs 190, prepares for his enlistment


By TSgt. Jennifer Lindsey
Air Force Recruiting Service
Leo Knight-Inglesby is more
determined than ever, and for the
past 15 months has pushed him-
self beyond the limits he, and his
loved ones, ever thought possible.
The 22-year-old Silver Spring,
Md., native is so set to "Do
Something Amazing" in the Air
Force that he shed more than 160
pounds to meet the physical stan-
dard of enlistment, amazing his
recruiter, family and friends.
"No one believed I would do
it 'til I showed them the (enlist-
ment) papers," Knight-Inglesby
said. "My life has completely
changed. Not only am I stronger
physically, I am mentally stronger
and more confident."
Today, the former 351-pound
college freshman continues nosh-


ing on only healthy food, limits
his daily caloric intake and exer-
cises at least five days a week.
Although he maintains the same
smile, he looks like a different
person at approximately 190
pounds, said his recruiter, Staff
Sgt. Ty Lopez.
"He's well on his way to mak-
ing his goal of 185 pounds before
heading to basic military train-
ing," Lopez said.
Knight-Inglesby is scheduled
to attend BMT at Lackland Air
Force Base, Texas, in March, but
hopes to attend earlier if a spot
becomes available.
The 317th Recruiting
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Knight-Inglesby's attention in the
summer of 2007 while speaking
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"I wasn't getting much interest
out of anyone except an obvious-
ly overweight guy in the back of
the group," Lopez recalled. "He
asked me questions that I gladly
answered in hopes that the other
guys in the group would become
interested. At the end of our con-
versation, Leo said he wanted to
join.'
The recruiter told the young
man he looked heavier than the
maximum allowable weight to
enlist and that at his height he
needed to weigh below 202
pounds to join. A week later,
Knight-Inglesby visited Lopez,
tipping the Rockville, Md.,
recruiting office scale at 347
pounds leading to a serious evalu-
ation of his life.
"My uncle was overweight
and had a massive heart attack,
and I didn't want that to happen
to me" he said. "I knew I had to
get my life on track, and I wanted
the benefits the Air Force offers."
The potential to travel over-
seas, especially to Germany,
remains a powerful motivator, as
does his father's encouragement
to serve in the military. Both his
I..iiLilI.lli ii and father served in
the Army and his brother contin-
ues to serve in the Navy.
The only issue that kept
Knight-Inglesby from becoming
an airman earlier was his girth.
He isn't alone in his struggle
though.
AFRS records show that dur-
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Leo Knight-Inglesby reviews his Air Force enlistment contract
with his recruiter, Staff Sgt. Ty Lopez, in the Rockville, Md.,
recruiting office. About 15 months earlier, when the 22-year-old
from Silver Spring, Md., decided that he wanted to join the Air
Force, he weighed 351 pounds and didn't meet physical stan-
dards. Today, he is fit and 160 pounds lighter, and is preparing
to attend basic military training in the spring.


23,435 applicants who processed
were disqualified at the Military
Entrance Processing Station for
weight-related issues, said Maj.
Jeffrey West, AFRS Physical
Standards chief.
Strong personal determination
made a difference in the lives of
two other overweight, but other-
wise qualified, young men who
shared Knight-Inglesby's drive to
join the Air Force. Twenty-year-
old Matt Mobley of Charleston,
S.C., shed 90 pounds, and Will
Sims of Warner Robins, Ga.,
dropped 128 pounds, qualifying
for service.
As a member of the Delayed
Entry Program with less than 90
days until basic training, Knight-
Inglesby and fellow future airmen
encourage one another to realize


their dreams by maintaining clean
records and healthy lifestyles.
Knight-Inglesby's weight loss
has been a gain for Lopez in
more ways than expected. The
recruiter said he has gained posi-
tive insight about the power of
personal determination. When
Knight-Inglesby proved he was
serious about making the stan-
dard, Lopez joined him at the
gym and helped the future airman
continue when he reached a
plateau in his weight loss at 220
pounds.
"We worked hard and he
would never give up," Lopez
said. "No matter how hard I
worked him or how tired he got,
he would keep going and ask for
more.
"As a recruiter, we get hung
up on time management. I have
28 high schools and colleges to
visit every month, in addition to
scheduled appointments," he said.
"Applicants 15-20 pounds over-
weight say they want to join and
that they'll lose the weight, then I
never hear from them again. But
based on Leo's case, now I'll
think twice about not taking them
seriously."
Air Force enlistment and com-
missioning weight standards vary
based on height. People interest-
ed in joining should visit their
local Air Force recruiter.
Recruiter contact information is
available by clicking on the
Recruiter Locator link at air-
force.com or calling 1-800-423-
USAF (8723).


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Hurlburt Patriot


New culture course



now available online


By Carl Bergquist
Air University Public Affairs
Through the efforts of the Air
Force Culture and Language
Center and Community College
of the Air Force, enlisted mem-
bers now have a distance learning
course that will aid them in
understanding world cultures.
Introduction to Culture, the
first course of its kind in the mili-
tary, is accepting enrollment. It
will be delivered by the Web-
based Air University Black Board
system.
The course, which runs April
6 to July 20, is designed to be an
overview of culture in general
and is not specific to any particu-
lar country.
"We are trying to get airmen
to know what culture is," said
Robert Sands, AFCLC culture
chair. "The course doesn't specif-
ically talk about Iraq or
Afghanistan or other countries to
which airmen might be assigned,
but (it) gives them a head start in
completing their mission by
understanding the effects of cul-
ture."
He said Department of
Defense and service members are
increasingly integrating into mis-
sions less traditional than before,
and the course helps airmen
understand what role culture
plays in getting the job done.
"They are getting involved in
tasks they have never before had
to deal with, and Introduction to
Culture provides general infor-
mation about what they will
encounter," Sands said. "The
course defines what culture is
and how it manifests in other

SURVIVOR
From page I

pinky and tell you a tale that
makes it a shark in three sec-
onds and you will believe it,"
Patti said. "I am so Texan!"
Her "Survivor Story" fits her
spunky life story. "Fifteen years
ago," she begins. "I had a mam-
mogram and I thought I was
going to faint during all that
squeezing, so I said never again,
no thank you to mammograms.
Then three years ago they found
a spot on one of my lungs and
my doctor insisted that I have
another mammogram."
The diagnosis was full-
blown breast cancer, with 12
out of 16 lymph nodes also test-
ing positive for cancer. "My


behaviors."
Katie Gunther, ITC senior
instructor, said training in world
culture is important because cul-
ture is the way people maintain
the type of social order and
lifestyle they want.
"Throughout the history of
civilized societies, we have devel-
oped culture to get across beliefs
and behaviors," she said. "An
introduction to this level of think-
ing provides airmen with the gen-
eral concepts of culture." will sig-
nificantly increase for future







1 i,


classes. The approximately three-
month-long course is divided into
three levels with 15 modules cov-
ering different aspects of the sub-
ject.
"One of the precepts of under-
standing others is to understand
yourself," he said. "The first
course module addresses that and
introduces students to themselves.
Later modules develop skills in
such areas as cross-culture com-
munications, culture conflicts and
negotiations. Course information
will also come from case studies
of experiences airmen have in the
theater."
Sands said the course modules
are important because many times
culture is attributed to "things," or
what a person sees. He said ITC

doctor and my nurse walked in
and said, 'Patti we have some
bad news for you. You have
breast cancer,' and they were in
tears and I said 'Oh good grief.
I thought you had some really
bad news-I can get through
that."'
She went through the mas-
tectomy, chemotherapy and
radiation. "Here I was a nurse
and I knew all about what was
going on with my body med-
ically-but I tackled it mentally,"
she said.
"I got up every morning, put
on makeup, dressed up, put on a
new wig or a great scarf. I did
something every day to make
me get out and make me feel
better and I looked ,.i ,i" she
said. She attributes her remis-
sion and her current wellness to


helps change that perception by
helping students base their
assumptions on an understanding
of culture and not just what they
see.
Sands, an anthropologist from
Southern California who came to
the program in June 2008, said
the course tries to go beyond
"awareness" by helping airmen
understand culture. He said an
indication of the importance of
that understanding came in 2006
when then-Defense Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld decided the
DoD would take a look at culture
and language studies for the mili-
tary. Air University first began Air
Force efforts along those lines
that same year, and the rest of the
military followed in 2007.
"Based on feedback from air-
men, we think the course will be
very successful," Sands said. "We
are getting very positive respons-
es from people who really want to
take the course."
Gunther said student feedback
will be a significant factor in
determining the success of ITC,
and Air University is basing its
quality enhancement plan "partic-
ularly from the course."
Sands said ITC, which fulfills
a three-hour credit requirement
for the CCAF associate degree,
has a lot of support from Air
University and CCAF
Enrollment in Introduction to
Culture continues through March
20. To enroll, contact the Air
Force Culture and Language
Center at
af.clc@maxwell.af.mil, or
Sands at
Robert.Sands@maxwell.af.mil.
"attitude, attitude, attitude."
"I'm going to make the best
out of whatever life gives me,
I'm going to drink a little Rock
Star (an i i drink) and eat a
little ice cream and not miss a
thing in life-after all, if I miss
anything it is because I have not
known about it to try it," Patti
said.
The Shalimar Relay for Life
is scheduled for May 2 and 3 at
the Air Force Enlisted Village
main campus, 92 Sunset Lane.
For more Relay for Life infor-
mation, contact Mary Tinsley,
American Cancer Society 244-
3813, ext. 115, or Michelle
Carmical, chairperson for the
event, at 651-7368. For more
information on the Air Force
Enlisted Village, call 651-3766
or visit afenlistedwidows.org.


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BIRD
From page I

issue. The crash of an E-3B
Airborne Warning and Control
System plane in 1995 after take-
off from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska,
painfully drove that point home.
All 24 crewmembers died when
the plane struck a flock of
Canada geese just after takeoff.
"When you have a bird strike,
it's like throwing a rock into the
engine," said Staff Sgt. Paul
White, airfield operations super-
visor at Andrews AFB, Md. "It
stops the turbine from spinning,
and that can be catastrophic."
The BASH program works to
avert accidents like the one at
Elmendorf and last week's inci-
dent in New York. Based on a
system of "iil-di.le.d pest man-
agement," it aims to keep air
bases, airfields and
the air space and
ground in and around
them free of birds
and wildlife that can
hamper aircraft oper-
ations, LeBoeuf said.
That's a challenge,
he said, with more
Canada geese taking
up permanent resi-
dence in the United
States, a burgeoning
snow goose popula-
tion and a comeback
for the pelican popu-
lation after DDT and other insec-
ticides were banned.
But birds aren't the only prob-
lem, LeBoeuf said. He's seen it
all: deer, coyotes, wild pigs and
even alligators finding their way
onto Air Force flightlines.
"They're mobile speed bumps,
and aircraft don't take kindly to
them," he said.
Step one in the BASH pro-
gram is "habitat alteration,"
which LeBoeuf defined as mak-
ing airfields as uninviting as pos-
sible. Anything that might serve
as a perch is removed, denying
birds an elevated place to roost.
Potential perches that can't be
removed get spikes driven into
them.
Meanwhile, low spots in the
land where birds can hide or seek


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water that collects are filled in.
Dan Vredenburgh, a contrac-
tor who oversees Andrews Air
Force Base's BASH program,
follows the Air Force protocol of
ensuring grass around the airfield
is maintained between 7 and 14
inches. That's too short for
ground birds to nest in, but too
long for them to feel safe feeding
in, he said.
"These are the benign
approaches, but if they don't
work, we turn to more active
techniques," LeBoeuf said. In a
word, he defined that as "harass-
ment."
Vredenburgh, for example,
has a whole list of tricks to make
Andrews unwelcoming to seag-
ulls, blackbirds, starlings, turkey
vultures, cowbirds, ducks and
geese that frequent the region.
He fires off pyrotechnics and
propane cannons as needed to
scare birds from
the 4,320-acre
base. One of his
most effective tools
is Bree, a two-tone
border collie who
chases away birds
or other wildlife
that might be
tempted to take up
residence.
Vrendenburg and
Bree patrol the
base regularly, and
he sets her loose
when he discovers
birds roosting.
"When she takes off, they
leave in a hurry," Vrendenburgh
said. "After a couple of times,
they probably won't come back'.
Other bases use different tech-
niques. The Royal Air Force base
at Mildenhall in England, for
example, relies on a Moroccan
lanner hawk named Goldie to
ward off unwanted birds. At
Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan, a
luger falcon named Mustang
helps to keep unwanted birds at
bay.
But no preventive measure
will keep birds and other wildlife
away indefinitely, LeBoeuf said.
So as a last resort, BASH offi-
cials get the permits required to
shoot, trap or otherwise remove
them from the area.







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Friday, January 30, 2009


Mardi Gras is a regional phenomenon


From Mobile to Fort Walton Beach,

it's party time through Fat Tuesday


Mardi Gras isn't just a New
Orleans phenomenon. Parades,
balls and events take place all
over the Gulf Coast, including a
celebration scheduled for the area
Feb. 7.
"Oh my, I thought the Miss
America pageant was the big
event for dresses and tiaras," said
April Davis, wife of deployed
Special Operations Command
JAG Capt. Aubrey Davis. A
recent family outing to Mobile,
Ala., was an eye-opener for the
Montana native. "I thought Mardi
Gras was one day only," she said.
"I had no idea so much went into
the event," she said.
The first Mardi Gras parade of
the 2009 Mobile season kicked
off at Dauphin Island with Krewe
De La Dauphine on Saturday,
Jan. 24.
The Greater Fort Walton
Beach Chamber of Commerce
sponsors Mardi Gras by the Sea
Feb. 7, starting with a parade at
11 a.m. on Santa Rosa
Boulevard, Okaloosa Island.
Following a festival at the board-
walk, festivities come to a head
at the Santa Rosa Mall, with live
music played by "Miles from
Coltrane" at a Mardi Gras ball.
Before you enjoy the local
celebration, you can get a feel for
Mardi Gras at the Mardi Gras
museum in Mobile. Wilbur
Pillman, the man responsible for
50 years of revelry as the court
jester to Mobile royalty, guides
the party through the Mobile
Carnival Museum (MCM).
"The museum has only been
open since 2005, but we are very
pleased with what we have
accomplished and the insight we
provide the public about the cele-
bration and pageantry that is
Mardi Gras," said Pillman. The
historic Bemstein-Bush house is
home to the MCM. The build-
ing's detailed crown molding,
authentic pine wood floors, and


unique chandeliers would alone
be worth a tour when visiting
Mobile. Yet the ornate gowns,
trains, and costumes that fill the
14 rooms and line the hallways
are truly the crown jewels of the
structure. The gowns are wor
during black tie balls by queens
and their courts, sponsored by the
various krewes (organizations
that sponsor balls and celebra-
tions for Mardi Gras.)
"Who pays for the gowns?
One word: Daddy," said Pillman.
The "daddy" of whom Pillman
spoke was the father of the Mardi
Gras reigning queen, chosen
annually. Many queens come
from successive generations of
Mobile's finest families. This is
southern tradition at its most fun-
damental nature.
"This crown was wor by
three generations, starting in
1903 and was then wor in the
years 1936, 1957, and 1959-all
by family members," said
Pillman. Anyone who appreciates
the time involved in hand-work
will want to spend a good bit of
time at the museum.
"Gown selection starts almost
immediately following the selec-
tion of the queen at the
Thanksgiving Camellia Ball. The
queen is chosen from distin-
guished Mobile debutantes," said
Pillman.
Pointing to a rare purple
gown, Pillman said, "This gown
took the entire year from
announcement to the day it was
wor to be completed. The 80-
pound train is .i i iil kid with
rollers for support. The collars
are both elaborate and beautiful,
but they are designed to be har-
nesses the lady wears to support
gown trains."
Among the many costumes
wor by Mardi Gras kings and
queens, discreetly hidden in a
second floor comer showcase is
Pillman's own jester costume.


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What would a Mardi Gras parade be without beads being tossed to the crowd? The beads were
plentiful at the Dauphin Island parade last Saturday.
"I've been wearing that same
costume for 50 years now-I was
wearing it during the ball in ,
which I met the love of my life, -
my wife," said Pillman.
Touring the MCM brings
Mobile's history to life. Mardi
Gras as celebrated in the United
States originated in Mobile, Ala.
in 1703.
"Most people think of New
Orleans as the home of beads and
moon pies, but it all started here
in Mobile," said Pillman.
Celebrations continued annu-
ally until the Civil War.
"Following the war, Joe Caine, a
clerk for the city of Mobile,
decided the time for mourning
was over, dressed up in costume,
and persuaded fellow Mobilians
to join in the revelry," said
Pillman.
In 1938, the Mobile Area
Mardi Gras Association, Inc.
(MAMGA), formally the
Colored Carnival Association
(CCA), was incorporated under
the trusteeship of W L. Russell,
D.D.S, J.T. McKinnis, Sam
Besteda, Jr., and Dr. J.A.
Franklin. Russell, a respected
dentist and civic leader, was pres-
ident of the CCA and MAMGA
for fifty years. Russell envisioned
the carnival association as an out-
let for the youth of the black
community to display their tal- Parade viewers Zoe Bitzes, left, and April Davis enjoyed their
Please see DAYTRIPPER, page 5 first-ever Mardi Gras parade at Dauphin Island.


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Sunday Morning Services
7:45 Holy Communion
10:00 Family Communion Service
Ministries provided for children,
nursery through 8th grade

Wednesday Night Student Ministry
6:30-8:00 "Encounter"
(6th-12th grade)
250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin
Church Office: 850-837-6324
www.iacdestin.org
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Mardi Gras is a family affair. Entire clans dress to the nines to celebrate and party until the more
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Trip Tips

Mardi Gras, Mobile, Ala.

Mobile Carnival Museum
Getting there: Travel west along I- 10 toward Mobile.Just prior
to entering the city of Mobile, take exit 27.After exiting, contin-
ue straight through the stop light and through the Bankhead
Tunnel.This is Government Street.The museum is down five
blocks at the intersection of Claiborne Street and Government
(on the southwest corner).
Hours of operation: MondayWednesday, Friday, Saturday 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. (Last tour begins at 3 p.m.) telephone: 251 -432-
3324
Accessibility:The museum is wheel chair accessible on 2 of the
3 levels via an elevator.
Entrance fees:Adults, $5; Children 12 and under, $2; Under
age 3: No charge
Other information: Mobile has many Mardi Gras parades and
events scheduled. For a full list, go to
mobilecarnivalmuseum.com.
Locally, on Okaloosa Island, Mardi Gras on the Island, will take
place Saturday, Feb. 7.The parade will begin at I I a.m. on Santa
Rosa Boulevard with more than 70 Mardi Gras theme floats.A
festival will take place at The Boardwalk, noon-5 p.m., with
music, food, costumes, children's activities.The celebration closes
with the Mardi Gras by the Sea Ball at the Mall: Carnivale
Atmosphere at Santa Rosa Mall, 8 p.m.- I a.m., with live music by
"Miles from Coltrane" Mardi Gras costumes or black tie; Local
restaurants featuring "Taste of Mardi Gras." Tickets, $35, now
available at the Chamber office.
Pensacola's Mardi Gras parade is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21,
2 p.m. pensacolamardigras.com
Panama City's Mardi Gras celebration is scheduled for Friday,
Feb. 6, through Saturday, Feb. 7, 3-5 p.m.
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Friday, January 30, 2009


Blood drives for January
Northwest Florida Blood
Services Blood Mobile calendar
Jan. 31: Eglin BX, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 2: Town of Ponce
De Leon, at the town hall,10 a.m.-3
p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 3: Fort Walton
Medical Center, 9 a.m.-5
p.m.; Alys Beach, 30A,
1noon-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 4:
Faith Assembly Church,
Geronimo Street Destin,
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 5: Baker High
School,noon-7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 8: First United
Methodist Church, Crestview, 599
Eighth Ave., 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Denim and Diamonds set
The United Way of Okaloosa
and Walton Counties' annual
Dinner and Silent Auction is
planned for Friday, Jan. 30, at the
Palms of Destin resort. The theme
is "Denim and Diamonds." Come
dressed in your favorite denim and
enjoy great food, casino games and
a large array of auction items.
Call 243-0315.
Black history liturgy set
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
pm. The mass will start at 2:30 pm.
The combined choirs from St.
Joseph and St. Anthony parish of
Pensacola will provide music dur-
ing the mass. A reception will fol-
low at the conclusion of the mass.
The Rev. Shelton Joseph Fabre,
Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans,
will be the homilist and the Rev.
John H. Ricard, S.S.J., Bishop of
Pensacola-Tallahassee, will be the
celebrant.
For more information, call
Roland Simmons, president, 729-
2573.
Mixed media exhibit
"Proper Reason," a mixed media
collection by nationally acclaimed
artist Joe Hobbs, will be displayed
at the Full Circle Gallery, 29B SE
Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton Beach,
Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-
5:30 p.m.
Call 218-5801.


Baseball, softball signups
Youth baseball and girls softball
registration runs Feb. 2-March 13,
with the season tentatively sched-
uled to start in April. Coach pitch is
for ages 5-6, machine pitch for
ages 7-12 and softball for ages 10-
14. Cost: $45 per player. Coaches
for all divisions are also being
sought, with training scheduled for
Feb. 26 and 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Call
884-6355.
Middle East orientation
The USAF Special Operations
School invites all special operations
personnel to attend the Middle East
Orientation Course (MEOC) Feb.
2-6. This course is designed for
personnel preparing to deploy to
the Middle East or who have a pro-
fessional or analytical interest in
the region. The course provides a
broad, non-technical education on
the cultural, historical, political,
economic, social, religious and
security dynamics of the region.
Spouses are welcome to attend on a
space-available basis.
For more information, call Capt.
Neil Hicks at 884-7988 or visit
https://jsoupublic.socom.mil/usaf-
sos/index.php.
Start Smart Baseball
Youth Center is taking signups
for Start Smart Baseball, which
teaches children aged 3-5 the basic
motor skills to play organized base-
ball. Start Smart is a parent/child,
one-on-one instruction program.
Registration runs Feb.
2-March 31. The pro-
gram starts in April and
will be held every
Wednesday, 1:30-2:30
p.m., for six weeks. The cost is $20
per parent/child team. Call 884-
6355.
CERT training scheduled
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.
Sign up for the training online
at okaloosa-cert-
team.org/Sign_Up.html or, for
more information, call Jennifer
Tindall, 243-0315, or e-mail
CERT@united-way.org.
The CERT Program educates
people about disaster preparedness
for hazards that may
affect their area and
trains them in basic
disaster response skills,
such as fire safety, light
search and rescue, team organiza-
tion and disaster medical opera-
tions. Using the training learned in
the classroom and during exercises,
CERT members can assist others in
their neighborhood following an
event when professional responders
are not immediately available to
help. The CERT program is an offi-
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Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA).
Health fair planned
In conjunction with Women's
Health Month, the Republican
Women of Okaloosa, Federated
will host a Health Fair on
Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Holiday
Inn SunSpree on Okaloosa Island,
beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The program will be
led by Micki Glenn,
who specializes in
women's health issues.
She developed an interest in the
subject early in her career as a
mammographer. She later opened
her own clinic where she per-
formed bone density studies. Her
profession in radiology created a
special interest in bone densitome-
try, with a concentration on osteo-
porosis, and its effects on women's
health.
To make a reservation, contact
Bev McNally at 609-7989 or
mcnally2@cox.net by noon Friday,
Jan. 30. Cost of the lunch is $15 for
members and $18 for guests. For
more information about RWOF,
visit http://www.rwof.org.
Church sets craft show
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. The mar-
ket is open to the public.
For more information, call 243-
3732 or Carol Davis, 243-4777.
'Minnie Pearl' to appear
Destin Woman's Club presents
Shirley Simpson on stage as
'Minnie Pearl' Saturday, Feb. 14, 2-
4 p.m. $25 per person (tickets non-
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Health training info
The Nursing and Allied Health
programs at Northwest Florida
State College will hold a Health
Programs Information Fair on
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 5:30-8 p.m. at the
Niceville Campus for those inter-
ested in learning more about admis-
sions to NWF State College pro-
grams in dental assisting, para-
medic, EMT, radiography and both
the associate degree and bachelor's
degree nursing programs.
There will be an overview at
5:30 p.m. on financial aid, academ-
ic advising and college support
services. At 6 and 7 p.m., partici-
pants may attend in-depth informa-
tion sessions on the programs of
their choice for specific admissions
information, tours and more. The
event will be held in the College
Mall, building K on the Niceville
campus. For more information,
contact the NWF State College
Nursing office at 729-6400.
Economy expo slated
In celebration of Okaloosa
Saves Week, the University of
Florida and Okaloosa County
Extension Office plan an Eco-
Nomic Living Expo at the NWF
State College campus Feb. 21, 10
a.m.-2 p.m. S
The Eco-Nomic
Living Expo will pres-
ent ideas on how to
save money, conserve
resources and build
wealth, not debt, as part of
Okaloosa Saves programs.
Deborah Owens, featuring her
new book "Nickel and Dime Your
Way to Wealth," will offer her
"simple approach" to security and
wealth. Owens is host of "Real
Money," a finance talk show, is a
sought-after author, and is passion-
ate about helping people from all
walks of life.
Check okaloosasaves.org for
updated information.
Happy Days here again
A Happy Days Musical Day trip
to Jacksonville Feb. 28 will cele-
brate the 1950s with Richie
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Water media

The Niceville Public Library is featuring a water media exhibit
by noted local artist Maria Armstrong through Feb. 27.


as they try to save Arnold's from
the wrecking ball. Round trip trans-
portation, with a ticket to the musi-
cal, costs $70 per person. Call 884-
6795/5699.
Travel Expo planned
The annual Hurlburt ITT Travel
Expo is scheduled for March 4, 10
a.m.-1 p.m. at the Soundside Club.
Attendees will be able to buy vaca-
tion packages below market price
and more than $8,000 -
in door prizes are
expected to be given
away.
The Hurlburt
squadron with the most attendees
will win a "no-frills teal deal" from
the Hurlburt Marina, including a
day at the beach with canopy, grill,
tables, chairs and free rentals of
canoes and kayaks.
For info, call 884-6795.
Cheer competition
The Sugar Sand Nationals Spirit
Cheer cheering competition will
take place Sunday, March 8, at the
Okaloosa County Convention
Center on Okaloosa Island. The
event is open to the public. The
time will be announced later.
Arts and crafts show
The Northwest Florida
Fairgrounds plans its first arts and
crafts show and community day,
Saturday, April 18. Gates are open
to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Activities include the High
Steppers show dancers, gospel
music by the Macedonia
Missionary Baptist Church, the
Fort Walton Beach YMCA, the
Blood Mobile, the Okaloosa
County Health Department and
Sheriff's Office. PAWS will admin-
ister rabies shots and implant
micro-chips to pets for a nominal
fee, and will also have pets for
adoption. The University of Florida
Master Gardener annual plant sale
will also be held during this event.
There is no admission charge;
patrons are asked for a canned food
donation for Sharing and Caring.
Kayak lessons
Outdoor Recreation offers
kayaking lessons every
Wednesday, 3-4 p.m.
The cost is $10 per per-
son. For more informa-
tion, call 884-6939.
CAA briefings
Briefings explaining the
Military Spouse Career
Advancement Accounts are held at
the Hurlburt Field Education
Services Center the first and third
Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m.,
and the second and fourth Tuesdays
of the month at 2 p.m. For more
information, visit
www.milspouse.org and
www.voled.doded.mil or call 884-
5441.
AWC and ACSC exams
Air War College and Air
Command and Staff students must
order their examinations online
before scheduling a testing session
with the education center. The exam
must be ordered through the Air
University Student Information
System and posted into the Course
Development and Student
Administration/Registrar System
before the test examiner can adminis-
ter the test. There are no exceptions
to this Air Force Institute for
Advanced Distributed Learning
directive.
For more information, call 884-
6724 or refer to the student hand-
book.
Carpooling opportunity
The West Florida Regional
Planning Council's Ride On program
offers an opportunity for drivers to
share their commuting responsibili-
ties to and from base
with other drivers. Once
drivers are signed up, the
program will automati- U U
cally match them with
other drivers with similar schedules
and routes. The program also offers a
guaranteed ride home via taxi or
shuttle in the case of an emergency.
For more information, visit
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BILL
From page I
sible that some people attending
private schools could get far more
under a program in which VA will
pay more if expensive schools
agree to discount tuition rates for
people using the new GI Bill.
While some of the most cru-
cial details-like exactly how
much will be paid-have yet to
be determined, defense and VA
officials are working on rules to
simplify the application process
and make it easy for people to
understand their benefits.
There are a few surprises in
the VA proposal. For example, VA
officials have determined that
divorce will cut off a spouse's
right to continue using transferred
benefits, and children will lose
their right to transferred benefits if
they get married. The two restric-
tions stem from the definition of
"family member" in VA law.
VA officials did have to fill in
some holes in the law, such as
what to do about benefits for peo-
ple attending schools outside the
U.S. In addition, special rules pre-
vent benefits from being wasted
in case military duties disrupt a
student's education, or if other
mitigating factors-such as a
service-connected disability-
force someone to withdraw from
school.
Here are details of the plan.
Tuition payments
Basic benefits, paid directly to


a college or university, will cover
full tuition plus fees up to a cap
equal to the highest in-state
tuition rate for a four-year public
institution in the state where a
person is attending school.
The average in-state tuition
with fees for four-year schools is
$6,585 this year and is expected
to increase about 6 percent for the
2009-10 academic year, according
to the College Board.
Two important factors could
reduce payments: the amount of
active service a member has since
Sept. 11, 2001, and the number 4
of credits being taken. Anyone
with fewer than three years of
service or taking less than a full
load of classes will get a per-
centage of full benefits.
Private-school tuition
A public-private matching
fund program would increase
benefits for students using the
Post-9/11 GI Bill at private insti-
tutions where tuition and fees
exceed the maximum benefit for
each state based on public-school
costs.
This "Yellow Ribbon" pro-
gram requires VA to sign agree-
ments with each participating
school under which VA will pay
$1 more in tuition for each dollar
that the school reduces its tuition
costs for GI Bill users. This
makes it possible for full tuition
to be covered at private schools.
Schools can limit the number
of people receiving reduced
tuition under the program as long


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as they make the reductions avail-
able on a first-come, first-served
basis. This will prevent schools
from discounting costs for full-
time students only.
Schools also must promise that
the reduced tuition rates would
remain in effect for an entire aca-
demic year.
Benefit limits
Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are
limited, as with most other veter-


ans education benefits programs,
to 36 months of payments, with
the ability to start and stop using
them over time.
Housing stipend
A living expense, based on the
military's basic allowance for
housing, will be paid to most stu-
dents using the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
The stipend will not be paid to
people using their GI Bill benefits
for distance learning courses or to
people attending school less than
half-time.
The living expense will equal
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of an E-5 with dependents for the
ZIP code where the student is
enrolled in school if the school is
in the U.S. If the school spans
more than one ZIP code, the
stipend will be based on the rate
for the ZIP code that covers the
majority of the school, which is
not necessarily the same as the
majority of campus housing.
The average monthly BAH for
an E-5 with dependents today is
about $1,328.
Book allowance
A book allowance, which also
covers the cost of other supplies,
will be paid in a lump sum at the
start of a semester. A student may
receive up to $1,000 per academic
year, but actual payments will be
based on how many credits are
being taken.
This is a flat payment, not a
reimbursement, intended to cover
books, supplies, equipment and
other costs not covered by tuition
and fees.

Transfer rights
While defense and service
officials are still working on final
details, the rules taking shape will
allow the entire career force-
including re I iii ite ii -J ihk
members who are still serving-
to transfer all or part of their
earned Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits
to spouses and children.
Members will be able to
decide how much can be trans-
ferred and can change or cancel
the transfer at any time as long as


the order is done in writing.
Benefits can be transferred to
more than one person but cannot
exceed the total 36 months of
benefits earned by the member.
Service members must make
new four-year commitments to
transfer benefits and could be
forced to repay any used benefits
if they do not complete the four
years. However, defense and
service officials are working on
their own transfer rules that will
make exceptions when a mem-
ber can't complete the four
years, as when disability, high-
year tenure or some other factor
ends military service.
The basic law passed last
year says benefits can be trans-
ferred to a spouse after a mem-
ber serves six years and to a
child or children after 10 years
of service, as long as the new
four-year commitment is made
in writing.
Spouses can use benefits,
with the service member's per-
mission, while the member is on
active duty and for up to 15
years after either the member's
separation from the service or
the member's death.
Tutorial assistance
Receiving a new benefit to
cover the cost of tutoring
requires a certification that the
tutoring is necessary and is lim-
ited to students attending school
at least half-time. Those who are
eligible can receive $100 per
month for up to 12 months.


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Kim's Restaurant,
Korean Sushi, 99 Eglin
Parkway, Uptown
Station, FWB, 244-
2872, 244-0417.


Kim's Cleaning Service:
Home, Office or Condo.
Licensed, insured. 850-
374-1050


8" Sterling Silver herring-
bone bracelet w/lobster
clasp (Italian 925), $10;
Exc condition, 850-803-
5235, Niceville.
Blue Fox Fur from
Finland, made in Hong
Kong, waist level coat,
size: L, $75; Exc condi-
tion, 850-803-5235,
Niceville.
Louis Vuitton Monogram
Canvas Looping Replica
Purse (M51146), new
$195, asking $65. Exc
condition,803-5235,
Niceville.
Haverty's Children's Pine
BunkBEds with builtin
desk and bookcase.
Includes 6 drawer dress-
er. $800.00 OBO
(Navarre) 543-0692 LV.
MSSG.
Antique oriental teak
wood dinner table, 2 cap-
tain & 4 reg chairs, 2
leafs $1000 obo. 376-
4330
L-shaped sectional sofa-
w/ 2 recliners & sofa bed,
tweed colored cloth.
$800 obo. 376-4330


Dining table, 4 chairs, 1
bench, $350; computer
desk $65; end table
w/drawer $25, pro type
mop bucket $25. 376-
4330
Self-assemble type book-
case $40 & entertain-
ment center (up to 27"tv)
$50, both dark color, both
for $70, 376-4330
Philippine wood coffee
table $40; 23" x 23" glass
top end table $20.
Worldwide multi-system
VHS $100 obo 376-
4330
Washer $25. Dryer(gas)
$50. Diamond engage-
ment ring and wedding
band $1600 obo. Call
Ashley 850.598.5791
Sport Cargo Carrier- $90
or OBO; Leather suitcase
look coffee table &
matching end table $50
or OBO. Pics upon
request Sam 699-8890.
Total Gym 2000, perfect
cond., $400.00 new, sell
for $100.00. 48R zip up
AF Blues jacket with
liner, $25.00. Lee, 864-
1433 after 5PM.


Riverside, solid oak (med
stain) desk, drawers on
each side, Exc condition,
$250 803-5235.
Large seascape painting,
$45; Coach black leather
shoulder strap purse,
medium size, $50; Exc
condition, 803-5235.
Craftsman rider mower.
13.5HP, 30" cut, electric
start. Recently serviced.
Excellent condition.
$450.00 (850)897-2010
between 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Dragon Heat RLP-35
35,000 BTU ready
Heater, this is a Propane
and it is nice used only
twice last year $100.00
682-1236
BIk dining table & 6
chairs $90 or OBO;
Drawing table -$15. Pics
upon request Sam 699-
8890.
2001 POLARIS
SPORTSMAN 500HO
warn winch, front & rear
bumper, front & rear
racks w/rails, Benz Silent
muffler, great condition
$3,500. 398-6600.


NEWSPAPER DELIVERY
Earn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in
your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable inde-
pendent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspa-
pers Tuesday night. You must be over 21 and have a
reliable vehicle, a good driving record, a Florida driver's
license, and proof of current liability insurance. No col-
lecting duties. Earnings vary according to route and
work load. Stop by the Bay Beacon for an information
sheet and to fill out an application. The Beacon 1181 E.
John Sims Parkway, Niceville 678-1080 (Parkway
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3br/2ba, 1300sf
Large fenced backyard
$995/mMo
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2br/1 ba, 800sf
6-Month Lease Optioni
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1998 Randy Moss '04 Toyota Highlander AT&T/Cingular Go
signed NFL football. LTD, V6, 43K Miles, CD Phone Motorola C168i,
Certified signature value changer. Power moon- $10. Exc condition, 850-
$225. Sale $150.00 Alex roof, seats, windows and 803-5235, Niceville.
Rodriguez MLB certified locks. Black with light
signature value $400, grey, leather interior. 2008 HD Black Dyna
sale $200 Call Bruce Very clean. $17K, 678- Super Glide 700 miles
850-651-1485 2812. asking 12,000 Mike 850
305 9628


White Fridge excellent
condition $200 OBO;
Black metal futon bunk
bed with mattress $125
OBO; 850-543-1568
Say you saw it
in the Patriot
2008 Avalanche 1500
LTZ 4X4, Z71 Off-Road
Package, loaded, excel-
lent condition 30,000
miles $31,500 850-585-
0632.
Casio CTK-573 electron-
ic keyboard with numer-
ous features. Includes
keyboard stand and
stool. $250.00. Call 217-
7593
Refrigerator, 2003
Whirlpool Side by Side,
25 Cu. Ft., Icemaker in
Door, Excellent condi-
tion, $550, 678-5488
Oak Dining Room table
great condition $100
obo; White Over The
Range Microwave $50
obo. 543-1568


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