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Eglin flyer
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Services
Squadron
Leisure Time
... pages 3-6


Inside


Goodbye homes
Foreclosures doubled
in 2008,
with more


expected in
2009. See
story, page 2.


What's up?
Check out the Flyer cal-
endar for places to go
and things to do. See
page 4.
Free Disney
Active duty and retired
military can get a free
five-day pass to Disney
World. Find out how on
page 6.
Day Tripper
Believe it
,:r not, it's
\\'inter in
Florida. So why not
spend a day ice skating
at Baytowne Wharf?
See story, page 7.


Building bears


'Doc's' name

By Dianne Bitzes
Correspondent
Building 22 on Eglin was dedicated Monday, Jan. 5,
as the Register Physical Sciences Center. The dedication
honors the contributions and memory of the late Dr.
Henry I. Register, an internationally renowned physicist
who worked 37 of his 52 years at Eglin in Building 22.
The building as a structure is nondescript. Its only
external marking, a number, is obscured behind a dense
S.bush. Windows outline the first floor; the second story is
shut off from the outside world. It's likely that many of
the people who live and work at Eglin drive or walk past
this building routinely and never give it a second
thought. Yet, housed in this structure you'll find scien-
Air Force photo tists and engineers developing some of the world's most
advanced infrared weapon technology.
Air Force Materiel Command approved the dedica-
U.S. Air Force Col. Donald Dickerson talks to a local national on an air tion based on the outstanding service, performance and
base in Southwest Asia recently. Dickerson is the 379th Air honor Register gave to both the Air Force and this coun-
Expeditionary Wing host-nation coordination cell director. try, according to Dr. Steven Butler, executive director,
Please see CENTER, page 9


Eglin panel eyes airspace congestion


Plan now in the works

to minimize flight delays
By Del Lessard
Staff Writer
The Air Force has funded a $2.5 million
Eglin initiative aimed at minimizing delays
on the ground and in the air as military and
civilian air traffic grows significantly over
the next five years, worsening the already
congested and complex airspace around
Eglin.
Since 2005, when the Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC) directed basing up to
113 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters at Eglin Air
Force Base by 2016, civilian and military
officials have been concerned that
increased military and civilian flights over
Northwest Florida will cause air traffic
delays in the air and on the ground. By
2014 air operations (take-offs and landings)
at Eglin are expected to total about 427,000
per year, more than double the 192,000
such operations in 2005, according to Mike
"Pappy" Penland of Eglin's Air Armament


Center.
Penland is Eglin's point man for
GRASI-military shorthand for Gulf
Regional Airspace Strategic Initiative. He
recently addressed the Valparaiso City
Commission on GRASI and how it's aimed
at minimizing the impact of already con-


This map, pro-
vided by the
Air Armament
Center, shows
military and
civilian air-
ports on the
Panhandle.


gested airspace getting even more air traf-
fic.
Besides the F-35s, the 2005 BRAC also
added the Army's 7th Special Forces
Group, to Eglin's mission, which is expect-
Please see AIRSPACE, page 10


'Elf' surprises 33rd NCOs


Pair of sergeants find selves with new stripes


Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brian Miles
Honoring Air Force enlisted promotion ceremony tradition, Col.
Todd Harmer, 33rd Fighter Wing commander, punches new
stripes on Tech. Sgt. Michael Camp, 33rd Maintenance Group
quality insurance inspector.


By Chrissy Cuttita
Team Ealin Public Affairs
Nomads knew something was
about to happen when an NCO
wearing an elf suit over his cam-
ouflage uniform interrupted the
33rd Fighter Wing commander
during a promotion ceremony
Dec. 31 with an important mes-
sage in a box wrapped in
Christmas paper.
The gift bore the names of
quality assurance inspectors
Tech. Sgt. Michael Camp and
Staff Sgt. Jeremy Greene and the
unexpected presents were stripes
i l I k lciu the next rank for each,
indicating a promotion was in
order under the Stripes for
Exceptional Performers
program.


"It took a moment for me to
even stand up, and took a while
for me to even travel up to the
stage because of the overwhelm-
ing support I received from the
other members of the wing," said
Camp.
Greene said he was shocked
and it took a while for it to "sink
in."
"They were grinning from ear
to ear when they looked back at
me," said Senior Master Sgt.
Ronald Luke, 33rd Maintenance
Group Quality Assurance super-
intendent, who had to keep the
secret from the two until the cer-
emony was held. "Both are high-
ly deserving (of STEP). Sergeant
Camp is a prior flight chief,
ahead of his time. Sergeant


Greene's translation of require-
ments is asked for daily (on the
flight line)'"
Earning perfect "firewall five"
ratings on their Enlisted
Performance Reports, working at
a level above their current rank,
demonstrating expertise to super-
visors and acknowledgment of
being a subject matter expert to
peers were traits Luke said made
the NCOs ideal candidates for
the annual opportunity of STEP
promotion.
Their primary duty is to
inspect maintenance activities
throughout the 33rd MXG as
directed by leadership and out-
lined in Air Force instruction.
Please see 33RD, page 3


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Friday, January 9, 2009


Area home foreclosures doubled in 2008


Expect more of the same in 2009, Realtor says


By Del Lessard
Staff Writer
Property foreclosures in
Okaloosa County have
increased sevenfold in the past
four years, steadily rocketing
from 278 in 2005 to 1,969 in
2008.
Properties in foreclosure
include undeveloped property,
single family homes, commer-
cial properties and condomini-
ums.
Of course not every property
that begins the foreclosure
process ends up being sold at
auction, according to Vicky
Jackson, a deputy clerk of court
in the Shalimar office. Often
times the property owner will
arrange for the financing to pay


off the amount in default before
the courts sell it at auction,
including short sales. In addi-
tion, foreclosure filings often
drag on for months, meaning
many properties that entered the
foreclosure process in one year
continue into the following
year.
There are already 67 homes
and other properties scheduled
for sale on the courthouse steps
in January, and another 15
scheduled for a February auc-
tion sale.
In December, 19 homes were
sold by the clerk of court,
including two in the Niceville
area, according to the Clerk of
Court. The record 2008 fore-
closure total was double that of


the already high level of the
previous year.
Expect the torrid foreclosure
pace to continue in 2009, said
Niceville Realtor Ray DiTirro,
as sinking property values make
it harder to refinance mort-
gages. As five-year adjustable
rate mortgages and interest-only
mortgages reset this year, many
property owners will find their
properties are worth less than
what they owe, DiTirro said.
Therefore they won't be able to
take advantage of current favor-
able mortgage interest rates
hovering around 5 percent.
Instead, DiTirro predicted
that many of those caught
owing more than their property
is worth will either default and


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go through foreclosure, or look
to "short sales"-where the
mortgage holder agrees to settle
for what it can get in a sale for
less than what's owed.
The Patriot talked to one
couple whose home in
Valparaiso is on the market as a
short sale. The owner had been
in the home for more than a
dozen years but refinanced
when a medical emergency hit
the family. The family then refi-
nanced a second time, saying
they received an unrealistically
high appraisal, and getting the
loan at an adjustable rate. Last
summer the family moved out
of the home-even though both
the husband and wife have
jobs-because they were unable
to meet their adjusted mortgage
payments.
Some homeowners unable to
sell last year are renting their
homes, DiTirro said. For exam-
ple he told of two Niceville
homeowners, both pilots in the
Air Force, who tried to sell their
homes last year after receiving
orders to a new station. The
drop in property values made it
hard to sell either home, even
when priced to just break even.


Potential buyers, also military
members, were unable to buy
the homes because they them-
selves owned homes in other
parts of the country that they
could not sell, the Realtor said.
In both cases the Niceville mili-
tary homeowners ended up rent-
ing their homes to other mili-
tary members getting assigned
to Eglin, he said.
"The market right now is
$400,000 and under market,"
said DiTirro.
DiTirro said values of condo-
miniums, chiefly in resort areas
of the county, dropped an aver-
age of 46 percent last year,
according to an industry source.
The good news is that the
rate of decline has slowed,
although the bottom of the local
market still hasn't been reached,
DiTirro said.
The federal "bailout" has yet
to work, DiTirro said, since too
few banks seem willing to lend
money to those seeking to refi-
nance. With a new administra-
tion about to take over in
Washington, he said "there's got
to be a point where bailout
money filters down to home-
owner loans."


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Air Force Institute of Te lin'i '-, offi-
cials are offering 10 noncommissioned
officers the opportunity to pursue an
advanced science, engineering or manage-
ment degree at Wright-Patterson Air Force
Base, Ohio.
Ten NCOs from around the Air Force
will be selected in February to attend the
Enlisted-to-AFIT program. The program is
designed to provide commanders with a
diverse and renewable source of highly
proficient and educated career NCOs.
Nominations are due to the Air Force
Personnel Center by Jan. 15 and can be
sent to
afpc.dpafe.orgbox@randolph.af.mil.
"The Air Force has a strong tradition of
valuing education. This is a great opportu-
nity for our enlisted members to further
their academic development" said Lt. Col.
Douglas Wall, chief of Officer Force
Development at AFPC.
An airman interested in applying for the
18- to 24-month program must be at least
a technical sergeant with a minimum of
eight years time in service, 24 months time
on station and three years retainability
upon graduation. He must have completed
the appropriate skill-level upgrade and res-
ident professional military education
schooling for his rank, officials said.
Applicants must also possess a bache-
lor's degree from a regionally accredited
college or university and a Community
College of the Air Force degree.
Besides academic transcripts, applicants
have to provide test scores from either the
Graduate Record Examination or Graduate
Management Admission Test, depending
upon the specific AFIT degree-program
requirements. Prospective students can
review complete program requirements
and nomination procedures on the Enlisted
to AFIT Web site at
afit.edu/en/Admissions/Default.cfm?1=
enl.
AFIT is the Air Force's graduate school
of engineering and management and its
institution for technical professional con-
tinuing education. Since residence degrees
were first granted in 1956, more than
15,000 masters and 300 doctorates of phi-
losophy degrees have been awarded. Since
the Enlisted-to-AFIT program began in
2002, 63 Air Force noncommissioned offi-
cers have been selected to participate in
the program.


33RD
From page I
Results of their work affect and direct the
mission which is why Quality Assurance
hand-picks the airmen who work in their
shop.
"I like knowing that I can have a direct
effect on the safety and well-being of our air-
craft and maintainers, whether it's spreading
Air Force guidance or preventing potential
safety mishaps," said Greene.
"I enjoy being able to step out of the main-
tenance picture and analyze it," said Camp. "I
am able to inspect several aspects of the
wing's mission, and get to interact with a lot
of people."
While the wing is in the process of draw-
ing down this year, the NCOs look forward to
continued success at future locations. Camp
said he hopes the added stripe will be a
springboard for a remote-based assignment
while Greene will focus on furthering his edu-
cation.
"This is a culmination of the work I've
done for the Air Force, and it feels very good
to know that my supervisors and commanders
feel that I was ready for an immediate promo-
tion based on my work ethic," said Camp.


The New Year is Here...


got resolve?
... to Get into Shape?

No more excuses! If your New Year's resolution is to get
yourself fit, the Eglin Fitness Center has the incentive to
get you going. Beginning in January 2009, the Fitness
Center is reopening its incentive programs. Now is your
chance to accomplish your fitness goals and have your
name displayed on the incentive recognition board.
Come out and participate in one or all of the Fitness
Lt 's incentive programs, which include running,
Tag l cycling, and bench press.


ShopApFES
Last month, over $40,000
was returned to the Eglin
Community through the support of
Services programs & activities!

IISIRE TIE is a bi-monthly publication
of the 96th Services Squadron. Contents
of LEISURE TIME are not necessarily the
official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S.
government, the Department of Defense,
the Department of the Air Force or the
Public Affairs Office. Design and content
originate with the 96th Services Marketing
and Publicity Office, 96 SVS/SVK.
For more information, call 850-882-1482.
No federal endorsement of sponsors intended.


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Specials I
Aero Club
High-Flying Discounts
Check out these discounts! The Aero
Club is running a 5% discount on
aircraft rental and a 10% discount on
most flying supplies through Jan. 15.
Call 882-5148 for more information.
Bowling Center Snack Bar
Beer By The Pitcher
Check out this special at the Bowling
Center Pabst Blue Ribbon beer for
only $2.75 per pitcher! Call 882-3352
for more information.
Bowling Center
Turn Back The Clock
Take a roll down memory lanes at the
Bowling Center with these great prices
on open bowling only 75 cents
per game with shoe rental 25 cents!
Offer is good Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday from 1-6 p.m. and 1-9 p.m.
on Wednesday. No other discounts
apply. Call 882-3352 for more
information.
Bowling Center Snack Bar
Wings & Suds Special
Try this great Bowling Center Snack
Bar special a basket of wings and
a pitcher of Miller Lite, Yuengling,
or Coors for only $15. Offer good
Monday through Saturday from 4-9
p.m. Fountain beverages with free
refills may be substituted for beer.
Save dollars with this great combo. No
other discounts apply. Call 882-3352
for more information.


TAKE A
HOLIDAY
FROM THE
HOLIDAYS
The Armed Forces Vacation
Club offers a "Space-A" vacation
condominium rental program to
members of the US Uniformed
Services, National Guard,
Reserves, and employees of
base installations. Get away to
a privately owned resort for only
$329 a weekI No membership
fees or dues to pay... Just great
savings on vacation lodging!
Call 882-5930 for details, or
visit afvclub.com and enter the
online code for Eglin "55"
ARMED FORCES
VACATION CLUB*
afvclub.com


Golf Course
Special Tournament Rate
Eglin Golf Course would like to
extend a special rate of $28 to all
active duty units interested in holding
a event in the months of January and
February. There must be at least 24
players participating to receive the
special rate. Call 882-2949 for details.
Golf Course
Winter Golf Special
After 1 p.m. everyday at the Eglin
Golf Course, enjoy discount rates with
cart and green fee included! Rates are
as follows: EI-E4=$16; E5-03=$22;
04 and above=$25; DOD and
NAF=$25; on-base contractor-$27;
off-base contractor and sponsored
guest=$30; unsponsored guest=$35.
After 3 p.m., rates are E1-E4=$12; all
others=$20. Call 882-2949 for details.
Arts & Crafts Center
Valentine's Special
Eglin's Arts & Crafts Center is your
one-stop shop for special handcrafted
Valentine's Day gifts! In February,
take 10% off all handmade pens,
pencils, letter openers, wine stoppers,
valet boxes and coin displays. In
addition to this discount, customers
receive FREE personalization on all
engraveable items in the display case.
These one-of-a-kind products are the
work of our master wood craftsman,
Thom Hardesty, and are priced at
half the value of comparable items in
the open market. Come by the A&C
Center and see Tina when you arrive,
or call 882-5467 for more information.
Happy Valentine's Day!


ANNUAL

BLOODY MARY

OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT


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Friday, January 9, 2009


Blood drives for January
Northwest Florida Blood Services Blood
Mobile calendar
Jan. 9: Racetrack Road Center, Vein Drain
Promo, Fort Walton Beach, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Every
donor will receive a T-shirt, lunch provided by
Subway.
Jan. 10: Santa Rosa Mall, Vein Drain, 11 a.m.-5
p.m.
Jan. 11: Christ Our Redeemer Church, White
Point Road (Mid Bay Bridge),
Niceville, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Jan. 12: Hurlburt 1st Special Ops
CE, 415 Independence Road, 8-11
a.m. Hurlburt Headquarters, AFSOC
Parking Lot, noon-3 p.m.
Jan. 13: Sacred Heart Hospital, Sandestin, 10
a.m.-6 p.m.
Jan. 14: First United Methodist Church,
Niceville, 1-8 p.m.
Jan. 15: Eglin AFRL, 101 W Eglin Blvd., 8:30
a.m.-3:30 p.m.
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
Okaloosa County, 509 N Eglin Parkway, 10 a.m.-3
p.m.
Jan. 25: Calvary Chapel, Racetrack Road
Center, 8 a.m.-l1 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.
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 infor-
mation: 882-3964 or https://ipds.csd.disa.mil.
What is Kuk Sool?
Kuk Sool Won, a comprehensive Korean mar-
tial arts system performed for self defense, healing,
conditioning, competition, fun and aesthetic pur-
poses, is being taught at both Eglin Air Force Base
and Hurlburt Field. An Eglin special offer allows
those who register January and February to get the
first month of classes, the uniform and association
membership for only $105 (a $130 value). This
special is only for those who sign up for classes at
Eglin. Sign up is available in the Fitness Center
Annex. More information: Ed Vieth, 883-9127.
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 brief-
ing 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.
Wine, cheese, dessert
The Okaloosa Arts Alliance plans a wine,
cheese, and dessert reception Sunday, Jan. 11, 2-4
p.m. at The Magnolia Grill of Fort
Walton Beach. Tickets are $15.
Information and artwork will be on
display and there will be live enter-
tainment and a raffle.
Used book sale planned
The Eglin Library will hold a quarterly used
book sale Tuesday, Jan. 13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Donations of used books, CDs, DVDs, VHS, mag-
azines and audio books can be dropped off during
library hours. Proceeds will support Eglin Library
programs and EOSC scholarships and charitable
programs. For more info, contact Regina Dunlap,
420-1803 or e-mail raw0331@yahoo.com.
Lighthouse People to FWB
The Fort Walton Beach Library, 185 Miracle
Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, is sponsoring
"The Lighthouse People" on Thursday, Jan. 15, 10
Please see CALENDAR, page 5


Events 1
Tuesday Library
Preschool Story Time
A special story time for Preschoolers is
held every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the
Base Library. Come and join the fun!
882-5016
Wednesday Enlisted Club
Themed Lunch Buffets
Each Wednesday the Enlisted Club
features themed buffets served from
10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Lineup for
January Mexican, Asian, Southern,
Cajun. Cost is only $9, $7 for
members. And don't forget, you can
enjoy fried catfish every Tuesday on
the lunch buffet. 678-5127
Wednesday Fitness Center
Fitness Equipment
Orientations
Do you want to begin working out,
but not familiar with the equipment?
Orientation is held at the Fitness
Center Annex at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays
and at the Fitness Center on Thursdays
at 3 p.m. For more information, call
the Fitness Center or the Fitness
Center Annex. 882-6223 883-9127
Fri & Sat Bowling Center
LaserStorm Bowling
Bowl up a storm at Eglin Bowling
Center's LaserStorm bowling every
Friday and Saturday night from 9 p.m.
to midnight. Set in the atmosphere of
cool lighting and chilled out music,
this glow-bowling sensation will light
up your night with fun for only $12
per person for unlimited bowling, shoe
rental included. 882-3352
Jan 1 Golf Course
Bloody Mary Open
The annual Bloody Mary 2-Person
Best Ball Tournament will take place
at Eglin Golf Course on Jan. 1 with
an 8 a.m. shotgun start on the Eagle
Course. Cost is $25 per person and
includes breakfast before play. Does
not include green fees or cart. Bloody
Mary's will be served for $1 each.
Sign up through 28 Dec. 882-2949
Jan 5-30 Youth Programs
Youth Baseball
Registration
Registration is being conducted early,
weekdays Jan. 5-30, to determine if
Eglin will have enough players for a
Youth Baseball League. Making this
determination now will give families
the opportunity to register off base for
baseball if there is no Eglin league. If
a baseball league is not possible, Youth
Programs will offer Spring Soccer as
an alternative. Youth baseball players
must be 5 prior to March 17 and not
13 prior to Aug. 1. Registration fee is
$45 for one youth or $90 per family.
Practice starts the week of March 16.


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Games are played April 13 through
May 29. Complete registration details
are available at the Youth Center or
online at www.eglinservices.com on
the Youth Programs page. 882-5074
Jan 8 Library
Read Dogs Are Backl
The famous and beloved Reading
Education Assistance Dogs are
returning to the Eglin Base Library
on Jan. 8 from 5:40-7:40 p.m. Sign
up your child now for a reading time
with one of these book-loving pups!
There's limited availability, so be sure
to sign up early. 882-5016
Jan 8 Officers Club
Asian Buffet
Enjoy an Asian all-you-can-eat buffet
on Thursday, Jan. 8 from 5-8 p.m. at
the Officers Club. Cost is $14.50 with
a $2 discount for members showing
their club card. 651-1010
Jan 9 Officers Club
Membership Night
Eglin Officers Club members are
invited to come out and enjoy First
Friday fun on Jan. 9 at a Membership
Night buffet from 5 to 7 p.m. Menu
features a fish fry with hushpuppies,
corn on the cob, cole slaw, pinto beans
and a Texas sheet cake. Event is FREE
to Eglin O-Club dues-paying members
and their immediate family. Cost is
$7 for guests and other Air Force club
members. 651-1010
Jan 9, 23, 30 & Feb 13, 27
Enlisted Club
Karaoke Nights
Bring your friends out to enjoy a night
of DJ variety music and karaoke on
Jan. 9, 23 and 30 and Feb. 13 and
27. The party starts at 8 p.m. at the
Enlisted Club. 678-5127
Jan 13 & Feb 10 Library
"Making Memories" for
Spouses of Deployed
Service Members
Create a special Memory Box at this
creative craft class offered at the
Library the second Tuesday of each
month at 6 p.m. Participants are asked
to bring photos, all other materials are
provided. Children age three and up
are invited to participate in activities in
the children's room while this class is
in session. Class is FREE; just call to
sign up. 882-5016
Jan 14 & Feb 18
Fitness Center Annex
Facility Orientation for
Spouses
Are you new to the base? Are you a
first timer at Eglin Fitness Center?
Well we have the opportunity of a
lifetime for you. The Fitness Center



Staff will be offering a spousal facility
orientation just for you. Come in
and learn of all the fitness services
we provide to our customers and
get familiar with our staff, facility
and equipment. Stop by the Fitness
Annex at 9 a.m. on Jan. 14 or Feb. 18.
Don't miss out on this chance to get
a personalized facility walk through.
883-9127
Jan 15, 29 Enlisted Club
$4500 Cash Bingo
The Enlisted Club spells out the secret
to great riches: B-I-N-G-O. Bingo is
played every Wednesday and Thursday
starting with early birds at 6:30 p.m.
Win up to $3500 cash nightly. On Jan.
15 and 29, you can win up to $4500
cash playing BIG BIG Bingo! Early
bird games begin at 6:30 p.m., regular
play at 7 p.m. Bingo is open to all
ranks military and civilian, family
members and guests. 678-5127
Jan 15 & Feb 12 Officers Club
Dining for Two
The second Thursday of the month,
Jan.15 and Feb. 12, the Officers Club
features a special menu for two that
includes two appetizers, two salads or
soups of the day, two entrees, and one
special dessert from 5-8 p.m. Cost is
$40.50 with a $5 discount for members
showing their club card. 651-1010
Jan 16 Fitness Center
Dodgeball Tournament
Event starts on Jan. 16 at 7 a.m. in
Gym #1 at the Fitness Center. You
must have a 10 member team to
participate. Registration forms are
available at the Fitness Center. If you
have any questions, please contact
SSgt Ryan Leveille or SrA Luis
Escalante. 882-5146


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- Enlisted Club
Hot Latin Nights
Get into rhythm with the Enlisted
Club's Latin Nights on Jan. 16 and
Feb. 6 and 20, starting at 9 a.m. Join
the fiesta in the E-Club's lounge with
DJ Claudio Moreta as you dance to
the exotic sounds of salsa, meringue,
bachata, cumbia, reggeaton, and more.
Everyone is welcome! 678-5127
Jan 17-19 Fitness Center
Martin Luther King Jr.
(MLK) Challenge
Come out and support your varsity
basketball team in this annual
basketball tournament. Men
and women's varsity teams from
throughout the area will play in this
event. Games will be played in
Gym #1 at Eglin Fitness Center. All
tournament games will be played
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Jan. 17-19.
Contact SrA Rodriguez for more
information. 882-6223
Jan 18 Officers Club
NFC & AFC Playoff
Game Day
Bring your party to the Eglin Officers
Club on Jan. 18 and enjoy all the
gridiron action on the Sand Dollar
Lounge's five 42" flat screen TVs.
Cost is $7 per person. Club members
who show their club card receive a $2
discount. A game day buffet opens one
hour before kick-off, featuring a hot
dog bar with all the fixins, onion rings,
hot wings, assorted chips and dips,
veggie and cheese tray, popcorn, and
75 draft beer! 651-1010
Jan 22, Feb 19 Officers Club
Prime Rib for Two
Come savor an Officers Club tradition.
Prime Rib for Two will be offered on


Thursday, Jan. 22 and Feb. 19 from
5-8 p.m. Cost is $30.95 with a $5
discount for members showing their
club card. 651-1010
Jan 29, Feb 26 Officers Club
Sensational Seafood
Buffet
Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat
seafood buffet on Thursday, Jan. 29
and Feb. 26 from 5-8 p.m. at the
Officers Club. Cost is $17.95 with a
$2 for members showing their club
card. 651-1010
Feb 1 Officers Club
Super Bowl Party
Celebrate your Super Bowl festivities
at the Officers Club on Feb. 1 in the
Sandollar Lounge. The game day
buffet opens one hour prior to kick-off
and features a hot dog bar with all the
fixings, onion rings, beef and chicken
taquitos, hot wings, jalapeno poppers,
assorted wings with chips and dips,
veggie and cheese tray, popcorn and
750 draft beer. Cost is $7 per person
with a $2 discount for members
showing their club card. 651-1010
Feb 5 Officers Club
Cajun Buffet
Enjoy a Cajun all-you-can-eat buffet
on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 5-8 p.m. at
the Officers Club. Cost is $14.50 with
a $2 discount for members showing
their club card. 651-1010
Feb 6 Officers Club
First Friday Mardi Gras
Celebrate Mardi Gras on Feb. 6 in the
Officers Club Sandollar Lounge from
4:30-6:30 p.m. with a FREE snack
buffet for Eglin O-Club members and
spouses. Cost for guests and other Air
Force club members is $7. 651-1010


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Jan. 15, 10 a.m. in the library meeting room. Bob
and Sandra Shanklin, known as "The Lighthouse
People," have traveled the country for more than
20 years and have photographed every lighthouse
in the United States. Call 833-9590.
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 lead-
ership 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-members
.1 1 ,.l I l or members.
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crew@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 scrapbooking supplies for youth village.
Divorce recovery
This is a 13-week series of support and educa-
tion for anyone considering, undergoing or recov-
ering from divorce. The series will begin Jan. 15
and continue every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1
pm at the West Gate Chapel Conference Room.
Lunch will be provided. For more information,
please call the chapel at 882-2111 or contact
Leslie Hauser at leslie.hauser@eglin.af.mil.
Rock For A Cure
The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of
Commerce Relay for Life Team and The Block
will sponsor the first Rock For A Cure Jan. 11, 6
p.m.-midnight. The event will be held at The
Block (113 SE Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton
Beach), and will feature music by area bands,
including Reeds Waddle, Elyse Therose,
Something to Yield, Johnny Lee,
With Hatchet, Pike and Gun, and
Underground Alliance, all donating
their time and talent to the cause.
Other bands are being added to the
schedule.
Rob Brown will emcee the evening, which
includes prize drawings, games, bull riding chal-
lenges, food and fun. Donations will be accepted
to benefit the American Cancer Society. For more
information call event chairperson Nick Chubb at
217-0816, The Block (301-9393) or the Greater
Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce at 244-
8191.



16 majors picked


for promotion

By 96 Mission Support Squadron
Congratulations to the
following majors who
were selected for the rank
of lieutenant colonel:
James Bieryla, 59th Test
and Evaluation Squadron
Raymond Boulter, 49th
Test and Evaluation
Squadron
Bryan Choi, 46th Test Squadron
Mark Delory, 687th Armament Systems
Squadron
Daron Drown, 40th Fight Test Squadron
Edward Earnhart, 33rd Maintenance
squadron
Sean Harrington, 96th Mission Support
Squadron
Lee Kloos, Joint Strike Fighter Site Activation
Team
Michael Love, 59th Test and Evaluation
Squadron
Stephen Miceli, 46th Operations Support
Squadron
Gregory Meyer, 31st Test and Evaluation
Squadron
William Patrick, 696th Armament Systems
Squadron
Vincent Riche, 689th Armament Systems
Squadron
Harry Seibert, 1st Special Operation
Maintenance Squadron
Christopher Scarborough, ACC TRSS Det 9
Yvonne Spencer, 96th Civil Engineer
Squadron


Feb 6-8 ITT
Mardi Gras Weekend
Join ITT on a trip to New Orleans
Mardi Gras Feb. 6-8. Trip includes
transportation, two nights at the
beautiful Hilton Riverside, "Krewe du
Vieux" parade in the French Quarter,
and a visit to Harrah's casino with
admission to Mardi Gras World. Cost
is $185 per person, double occupancy.
882-5930
Feb 12 Family Child Care
Parent Advisory
Board Meeting
The FCC Parent Advisory Board
will meet on Thursday, 12 Feb., at 3
p.m., in the FCC office, Bldg 2808
on Boatner Road. Parents of children
enrolled in FCC homes are encouraged
to attend. The board meets quarterly
to plan activities for the children
and appreciation activities for the
providers. Check withyourprovider
for more information. 882-2994
Feb 14 Officers Club
Valentine's Dinner Dance
Plans are being made for a gala
Valentine's event at the Officers Club.
So mark your calendars for Feb. 14
and stay tuned to the Club's web page
at www.eglinservices.com/oclub to
find out more information. 651-1010
Feb 15 ITT
Daytona 500 Tickets
ITT has a limited number of Front
Stretch tickets available for the
Daytona 500 on Feb. 15. Cost is $155
per ticket. Call ITT for information on
other NASCAR/Daytona 500 tickets.
882-5930


Feb 21 ITT
Mardi Gras Day Trip
A day trip to New Orleans is planned
for Feb. 21. Cost is $45 per person
and includes transportation, maps and
beads. 882-5930
Feb 25 Fitness Center
Soccer Shootout
Get your kicks and test your skill on
accurate shooting! Five different spots
on the field will be marked off and
participants will be given 2 minutes
to complete the drills. Each round
will vary depending on participation.
Event will be held Feb. 25 at 9 a.m.
Contact SSgt. Vickery at the Fitness
Center for more details. 8825146
April 13-22 ITT
Hawaii Fire and
Water Tour
Join Eglin [TT April 13-22 for the
Hawaiian vacation of a lifetime!
Itinerary includes whale watching on
the island of Maui, a tour of Maui's
famous Surfing Goat Dairy Farm,
flight to the Big Island, Volcano
National Park Tour, Thurston Lava
Tube, Jaegar Museum plus much
more. More details and pricing will be
available soon from ITT. 882-5930
Nov. 10-16 ITT
Western Caribbean
Cruise
It all happens aboard the Fantasy, a
7-day, 6-night cruise out of Mobile
Nov. 10-16, 2009. Itinerary includes
two fun days at sea along with stops
in Mexico at Progreso, Yucatan,
Cozumel, and Costa Maya. Cost is
$359 per person, double for an inside


cabin and $459 per person, double
for an outside cabin. Deposit is $50
per person with final payment Aug.
17, 2009. Plenty of time for an easy
payment plan. Fantasy offers new
amenities including WaterWorks,
Serenity Adult-only Retreat, a 9-hole
mini golf course, tropical resort-style
pool and more. Special activities are
offered for children and teens. Make
your reservation today! 882-5930
Aero Club / Dive Flight
Monthly Meetings
Pilots, get on board with up-to-
the-minute information on safety,
regulations, and all the business of
flying at the Aero Club's Monthly
Safety Meeting, held every second
Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Eglin Yacht
Club. And for divers, join Eglin's Dive
Flight for their monthly meeting, held
every fourth Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the
Eglin Yacht Club. These meetings are
open to all Eglin personnel and are a
perfect place for members to socialize
and for new or prospective members
to learn more about the clubs. Call the
Aero Club (882-5148) or Dive Flight
(217-1261) for more information.


DIVE


The Eglin Dive Flight is conducting classes year round to include, beginner,
advanced, nitrox, and blender classes. Gift certificates are available for
Christmas. Also, the dive flight will be running a Florida Keys Lobster
Hunting Trip in February and a Wreck's & Reef Trip in April.
For more details contact Robert at 850-217-1261.
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The Auto Shop is open Tuesday through Friday
from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. offering tire sales and
services, oil changes, headlight alignment, ve-
hicle analysis, battery sales and more.
Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for
"self-help" projects only. Whether you're a
do-it-yourselfer or you need someone to do it for
you, the auto shop is for you. If your repair canno
be done on base, the staff will be glad to refer you
to an off base repair shop. Service is open to all
base personnel and their families.Call 882-2484.









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Interested in earning extra cash?
Become a Family Child Care provider
and possibly earn up to $3,000 a
month! The FCC office is looking for
individuals who are willing to provide
child care during normal duty hours,
swing and evening shifts, and/or care
for special needs children. Classes
are held several times during the year.
Persons interested in providing care for
children in their homes for more than
10 hours a week on a regular basis
must be licensed. For information
on how to become a licensed FCC
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Disney


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to airmen

By William Bradner
Special to AFPS
A Disney vacation just got
more affordable.
Active and retired U.S. mili-
tary personnel, including activat-
ed members of the National
Guard or Reserves, can enjoy
complimentary, multi-day admis-
sion into Disney's theme parks,
and special ticket offers for fami-
ly members and friends.
Shades of Green, a hotel on
Walt Disney World Resort in
Orlando, is open only to service
members, retirees, defense civil-
ians, and their families.
"If I suddenly break down and
cry in a Holiday Inn, everyone's
going to be looking at me funny,"
one guest said. "Here, if it sud-
denly dawns on me he's leaving
in a week and I start to cry, I've
got 10 people asking how they
can help and offering support."
Shades of Green is run by the
Army's Family and Morale,
Welfare and Recreation
Command. Rates are set on a
sliding scale, based on rank, and
with no shareholders to answer to
or profits to be made, the rates
are kept remarkably low.
At the Walt Disney World
Resort in Florida, from Jan. 4 to
Dec. 23, each active or retired
member of the U.S. military may
obtain one free five-day
"Disney's Armed Forces Salute"
ticket with "Park Hopper" and
water park options.
Active or retired military per-
sonnel also may make a one-time
purchase up to five "Disney's
Armed Forces Salute
Companion" tickets-good for
five days-for $99 each, plus tax,
for family members or friends.
Although this ticket for family
members and friends does not
include either the Park Hopper or
Water Park Fun & More options,
it can be upgraded to add either
such option, or both, for an addi-
tional $25, plus tax, per option.
(William Bradner works at the
Army's Family and Morale,
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Glide on the ice at Baytowne Wharf


Day Tripper

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Skate rink just one attraction

at Sandestin recreational site


Want to know one of the
hottest things to do outside this
time of year? Ice skating on 2,400
square feet of ice when it 75
degrees and sunny outside! You
can enjoy this contrast in themes
through Feb. 1, at the ice rink set
up in the square at the waterfront,
pedestrian village, in Sandestin's
Baytowne Wharf.
"This was my first time ever
ice skating," remarked Kip
Enfiger to his buddy after spend-
ing time at the public rink. "Ice at
the beach is such an awesome
thing. I'm from up in Dothan and
this is so cool."
Locals appreciate the unusual
outdoor sport venue as well. The
Stoppert
and Ricci
families of
Sandestin
celebrated
Riley
Ricci's sev-
enth birth-
day at the
rink. "The
rink has
en a fun Riley Ricci
been a fun
addition to Sandestin," said Louis
Ricci, Riley's dad. This is the sec-
ond year the ice rink has operated
at Baytowne.
Skates are available to rent for
$2. Seasoned skater Emilie
Thomas of Lexington, Ky.,
brought her own skates along on
vacation. Although she's only 10,
Thomas competes at the amateur
free-style level. She is a native of
Fort Walton Beach and returns
seasonally for family visits.
Most skaters at the Baytowne
rink don't have Thomas' four
years of skating experience under
their belts. Kyle Bengtson and his
daughter, Bailee, came down
from nearby Freeport specifically
to skate.
"I've always wanted to skate,
and this is my first time," said
Bailee, holding onto her dad's
hand while together they circled
the rink's wooden wall.
Tim Cunningham, rink assis-
tant, pointed out that the normal
length of time people skate is
about an hour. "It's $8 to skate for
an hour and a half, but if people
stay longer, we won't kick them
off the ice," he said.
Under the well-lit tent, visitors
to the rink will find an ample
number of benches for changing
shoes or to just sit while watching
skaters. If you plan to sit a while,
you'll want to take a sweater with
you as, understandably, there is
no heating in the tent.
As an added bonus, purchas-


ing a skate bracelet entitles cus-
tomers to half off Baytowne's
other main attractions, the zip line
across Baytowne lake (a ride on a
wire from one end to the other)
and the ropes course. Full price
for the zip line is $18 and the
ropes course is $12. The zip line
and rope course are year-round
attractions, but long queue's in the
summer can really "tie" a person
up.
The view off the zip line tower
is worth the cost alone. Trekking
up the three-story open spiral
staircase is thrilling enough.
Putting on a climbing harness and
being strapped onto a cable to
jump off a platform high above
the ground is another thing all
together.
Ten-year-old Paul Stoppert is a
veteran visitor at the zip line and
a long-time resident of Sandestin.
In his younger days, Stoppert was
referred to as "the Mayor of
Sandestin" because of his outgo-
ing and welcoming nature. "I love
the zip line; but my record for the
ropes course is 44 seconds!" he
said, challenging anyone who
might want to try and beat his
personal best.
Charlotte Fretwell of Panama
City brought her granddaughter,
Jessica Catlin, niece, Ann Marie
Shores, and their friend, Sarah
Jane Montgomery, over to skate
for the day. The ambitious girls
decided to try their luck on the
zip line and ropes course. No one

Sarah Jane Montgomery of
Panama City adjusts the tether
line, keeping her safely on the
ropes course at Baytowne
Wharf.


beat Stoppert's record, but the ear-
to-ear smiles indicated they were
more interested in having fun than
being fast.
It's easy to make Baytowne a
great Saturday or Sunday destina-
tion. Your skating bracelet yields
yet more discounts. Paint-n-Place,
the locally owned paint-your-
own-pottery studio offers skate
customers a great deal. Show
your skate pass and you'll receive
a 20 percent discount off the sin-
gle highest priced item you
choose to paint. According to
Denise Ives, store owner, it's pos-
sible to paint anything from sinks
and back splashes to dishes and
lamps. All work is ready for pick-
up the following day.
Baytowne Wharf offers a vari-
ety of eateries and pubs you'll
want to explore after skating. The
overall feel of the center is quaint
and welcoming. For a gallon of
gas and about 30 minutes of trav-
el time, you'll really feel like you
got away for an evening or a
weekend of fun.


Kyle Bengtson
lends a hand to
daughter, Bailee,
while Emilie
Thomas prac-
tices her skating
turns in the after-
noon sun at
Baytowne Wharf
skating rink.

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Baytowne Wharf ice skating

Getting There: From Brooks Bridge, connecting Fort Walton
Beach to Okaloosa Island, travel east on Hwy. 98. Continue
east through Destin, eight miles past the Mid-Bay Bridge
road.Turn left at the light on Sandestin Boulevard North.
Stop at the residents gate and tell the guard you're coming to
skate or shop.You'll be given a pass for your windshield.
There are no charges or restrictions.At the traffic circle, take
the first right out of the circle onto Heron Walk Drive.At
the stop sign, T-intersection, turn left onto Baytowne Avenue
West. Follow the signs to Baytowne Wharf. Just past the
marina, turn left into Baytowne Wharf.The parking garage is
on your right. Follow the sign to public parking.There is no
charge to park.
Hours of Operation: Open daily, until Feb. I, Monday-Friday,
4-10 p.m., Saturday I I a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday noon-6 p.m.
For additional information, call 267-6062.
Accessibility: All aspects of the ice rink are wheelchair
accessible. Parking garage has public restroom just outside
the car entrance.
Entrance Fees: Entrance to the ice rink is $8 per person;
skate rental is an additional $2. Skating admission entitles
customers to half off ticket price for the zip line and ropes
courses. Standard pricing: zip line, $18, and rope course $12.
Other Information: Baytowne Wharf offers numerous dining
venues from the most casual to the more formal.Web site:
baytownewharf.com.
Paint-N-Place: Skating customers receive a 20 percent dis-
count off their highest price ceramic piece selection at the
paint-your-own pottery studio.The studio also offers work-
shops in glass fusion and silver jewelry design.This is a great
place to schedule group gatherings.The studio opens every
day at I0 a.m. Closing times are 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9
p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 267-6062 for
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Recalling sacrifice of Eglin's builders


Historians reconstruct

17 nearly forgotten lives


By Minty Knighton
Team Ealin Public Affairs
While clearing land with
dynamite charges on a growing
range facility at Eglin Field in
1943, an accident claimed the
lives of 17 men.
On July 12, 15 African-
American enlisted men followed
their two captains out to the Eglin
range to see why the explosive
ordnance they'd set hadn't gone
off. It was considered a routine
range clearing mission for the
867th Engineer Aviation
Battalion engineers stationed at
the Eglin Proving Ground, but it
ended in tragedy when the ord-
nance unexpectedly exploded,
killing the 17 men and injuring
51 others.
The 867th EAB was one of
several Army Air Corps units at
Eglin Field during WWII com-
prised primarily of enlisted
African-Americans.
These units were
responsible for clearing It V
the areas to be used for
Air Corps training and tU rr
munitions testing. The
867th EAB helped too
build Eglin in the late
1930s and early 1940s
by clearing the way for
new runways, test and
training ranges and buildings.
"They were part of the regi-
ment that helped build Eglin
from the ground up," said Senior
Master Sgt. Selwyn Jackson, 96th
Civil Engineer Group, who vol-
unteered to help in the research.
"Those guys cleared the way and
contributed to the construction of
most of Eglin's infrastructure,


including the auxiliary fields
where the Doolittle Raiders
trained."
Eglin and the local NAACP
are collaborating to tell the story
of these engineers because these
units played an integral part in
the Air Force's and Eglin's histo-
ry and unfortunately so far have
received very little recognition.
Both the base and local com-
munity have been supportive in
efforts to tell this historical story.
Sabu Williams, local NAACP
chapter president, took the lead
within the community, and
Jackson led the effort for Eglin.
"It was too much for us to
turn our back on," Williams said.
"It was too important to Eglin."
Williams and Jackson began
their search with the Eglin histor-
ical archives. Air Armament
Center historians Clay
McCutchen and Robert Kane


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obtained an article from a
Pensacola newspaper about the
incident. The article had few
details, but Williams and Jackson
were able to discover the name
and location of the funeral home
that handled the services for the
15 enlisted men. During racial
unrest in 1943, Benboe Funeral
Home in Pensacola was the only


funeral home that would take the
men's bodies for proper burial.
"Back then only certain funer-
al homes would accept blacks,"
said Williams. "There was little
hope that a small African-
American-owned
funeral home would
S to still exist after so
many years."
IS But it was still
there and still in busi-
ness.
"When we called
'illiams Benboe, first it was
unbelievable they were
still there and then
even more amazing that they had
records," said Williams.
"We were able to get the
names of the enlisted men," said
Jackson. "We're now trying to
find the officers' names."
In addition to finding informa-
tion on the officers, Jackson has
made it his passion to find out all
he can about the 867th EAB.


He's called and written the Board
of Inquiry at the Air Force
Historical Research Agency at
Maxwell AFB, Ala., the Army
History Center in Arlington, Va.,
and the National Archives in
College Park, Md.
"The research has been
tedious, but worth it," said
Jackson. "Without the work of
the 876th EAB, current Eglin
missions, range testing, muni-
tions testing, explosive ordnance
training, flight testing and an
array of many other missions
may have never come to full
fruition."
Jackson plans a trip in the
near future to the National
Archives for further research.
"Sending someone to investi-
gate first-hand may be the most
advantageous course of action,"
said Jackson. "The harder it gets
the more into it I get."
Williams says Eglin and the
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this story to light will not be in
vain.
"We'd like to provide some
type of recognition in the future,"
he said. "Right now we're con-
centrating on presenting the story
in February during Black History
month."
Hope for something greater in
the way of a memorial of some
sort is in the works.
"This specific incident was
certainly a tragic event," said
Kane, Air Armament Center
assistant historian. "Throughout
the country, African-American
units made major contributions to
the war effort despite the existing
segregation policies of the U.S.
military services and prejudice
and discrimination in parts of the
country, and those efforts deserve
commemoration and remem-
brance by future generations of
Americans."
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CENTER
From page I

Air Force Materiel Command.
Register, or "Doc," as he was
known to his co-workers, was
one of the pioneers in the devel-
opment of laser-guided smart
weapons, the Mother of All
Bombs (MOAB), and direct
. i- ,\ weaponry. He was recog-
nized internationally for contri-
butions to the field of aircraft
and ground sensors.
Register retired from civil
service in 1990 as director of
Electro-Optical and Millimeter
Wave Te l.% i -',. Yet up until
his death, he continued to work
at Eglin as a member of the
Science Applications
International Corporation.
"There can be no doubt that
Dr. Register's efforts and accom-
plishments were invaluable to the
U.S. Air Force and the military
forces of our nation," said H. L.
Dimming, retired chief scientist
at the Air Armament Center's
46th Test Wing. "Dr. Register
showed that he was a rare breed,
for he proved himself to be a
skilled and effective manager
while maintaining his technical
leadership and skills."
Dimming's comment referred to
the popular notion that scientists,
while brilliant, aren't as gifted
when it comes to managing peo-
ple and resources.
Maurice Forbragd, long-time
colleague and friend of Register,
gave a detailed testimonial
before the standing-room-only
crowd assembled in the foyer of
Building 22. Forbragd spoke
about Register as a scientist, a
visionary, and person.
Forbragd said Register's sci-
entific contributions are making


M- Maurice Forbragd shares fond
Photos by Dianne Bitzes memories of time spent in
Photos by Dianne Bitzes ^ ^l"^, ^
service with Dr. Henry
Dr. Henry Register was not only an acknowledged scientist, he was a devoted family man. Present Register while speaking at the
at the building dedicated in Register's honor were, from left: his only grandson, Tyler, his widow, dedication of Building 22 as
Annette, granddaughters Emily and Hannah, son Dr. Andrew Register and his Andrew's wife, the "Register Physical
Mickey. Sciences Center."


significant impacts today regard-
ing weapons employment. He
described how our military has
progressed from requiring 12 air-
craft, 120 crew members, and
150 non-nuclear ballistic bombs
to strike a target, as was the case
in WWII, to the ability to strike a
single target with minimal ord-
nance. He credited laser technol-
ogy and smart bombs for the
ability to utilize an unmanned
aerial vehicle to strike a target
half a world away with limited
collaterol damage.
Register is credited with fore-
seeing the need for a cutting-
edge technical and teaching
facility to provide research scien-
tists and engineers for Eglin's
test mission. His efforts directly
affected the establishment of the
University of Florida Graduate
Engineering Research and


Education Center in Okaloosa
County.
Family members attending
the dedication included
Register's widow, Annette
Register, their son, Dr. Andy
Register of Roswell, Ga., and his
family, his sister, Mary Ellen
Blankstone, and her daughter,


Lanette Blackman. Register's
family spoke candidly following
the dedication about his devotion
to those he loved and worked
with.
Register's family knew he
was a scientist, but it wasn't until
after his passing that they real-
ized the significance of his work


to national defense. He was spe-
cial to his family because of the
love he readily expressed rather
than his unique scientific mind,
they said.
A bronze plaque commemo-
rating the dedication and memo-
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Elite Fitness standard set


Col. Bruce McClintock has announced the 96
ABW Elite Fitness program, which the 96th ABW
commander hopes will provide additional incentive
for participants to excel on their personal fitness
goals.
"One of my top priorities is to further enhance
the fitness goals of our airman," McClintock wrote
in a memorandum announcing the program. "The
Elite Fitness Program will not affect the current AF
Fitness scores/standards of 0-100 points, but it will
increase the scoring level to a max of 200 points."
The program is open to all 96th ABW active duty
and civilian personnel.
Elite Fitness scoring will be accomplished simul-
taneously during the AF Fitness testing with a desig-
nated Physical Training Leader and upon member
request. Scoring will be forwarded from the
squadron Unit Fitness Program managers to the
Fitness Center quarterly.
Those who score 100 on the AF fitness test will
receive a one-day pass. In addition, holders of scores
of 101-126 will be recognized in the Flyer and on
the Web site. Scores of 127-150 will get Elite Fitness
T-shirts. Those with scores of 151-175 will get to
lead an Air Base Wing run. And those with scores
higher than 175 will see their picture displayed in
the Fitness Center and be the honoree in a medal
presentation.
"I challenge all members of the 96 ABW to
achieve the highest score possible on their AF
Physical Fitness Test," McClintock wrote. "Do the
best you can with the resources you are given-
including your body."
High scores since October:
Air Base Wing
Col. Bruce McClintock, 96 ABW, 113.25
CEG
Sr. Airman Michael Melton, CESF1B, 118
Sr. Airman James Lewis, CESD, 146
MDG
Staff Sgt. Jennifer Christensen, MDOS, 100
Capt. Shelley Pardini, SGOS, 100.5
Lt. Col. Michael Webb, DS, 100.5
Airman 1st Class Deeana Wright, SGOS, 100.75
Capt. Christine Love, SGOS, 101
Lt. Col. Kenny Peterson, SGOS, 101
Airman 1st Class Charles Ellington, AMDS, 101
1st Lt. Kimberly Phan, IPTS, 101.5
Staff Sgt. Nancy Chavez-Mozingo, MDOS, 101.5
Capt. Nelson Pacheco, MDOS, 102
Maj. Yvonnette Smith, IPTS, 102.5
Airman 1st Class Amanda Tautages, MDOS, 104.5
1st Lt. Lori Watkins, IPTS, 105
Airman 1st Class Juan Galvez, AMDS, 105.5
Maj. William Gilmer, SGOS, 105.5
Staff Sgt. Francisca Briden, AMDS, 105.75
Staff Sgt. Aimee Maltez, SGOS, 106
Capt. Meredith Sarda, MDOS, 107
Capt. Jaime Rivas, AMDS, 107
Staff Sgt. Stephen Roth, IPTS, 108


Staff Sgt. Jaime Martin, IPTS, 108.5
Airman 1st Class Michael Jones, MDOS, 109
Senior Airman Rochelle Zimmerman, SGOS, 109
1st Lt. Christina O'Donnell, IPTS, 112
Staff Sgt. Richard Baugh, SGOS, 113.5
Maj. Bernadette Wisor, SGOS, 115
Col. Steven Caberto, MDG, 118.5
Staff Sgt. Kristine Knudson, SGOS, 123
Tech. Sgt. Jill Shackleford, AMDS, 123
Senior Airman Comeilius Holloway, DS, 123
Col. Barbara Black, DS, 124
Staff Sgt. Morgan Briden, MDSS, 129
1st Lt. Kyle Hart, AMDS, 135
Lt. Col. James Scott, AMDS, 138
Col. Michael Restey, SGOS, 139
Lt. Col. Louis D'Agostino, SGOS, 140.5
Col. Helen Horn-Kingery, SGOS, 143
Senior Master Sgt. Daniel Pehrson, AMDS, 144
Col. Corinne Naughton, IPTS, 147
Maj. Sarah Cuciti, MDSS, 148
Maj. Thomas Salsbury, SGOS, 155.5
Maj. Rebecca Carter, AMDS, 162
Senior Airman Sean Patterson, MDOS, 171
MSG
Senior Airman Kevin Marrerodom, 96 LRS, 100.25
Master Sgt. Matthew Renner, 96 LRS, 100.25
Master Sgt. Eric Brunner, 96 LRS, 101
Staff Sgt. Michael Jarvis, 96 LRS, 101
Senior Airman Lyle Perez, 96 SVS, 101.5
Staff Sgt. Travis Giles, 96 SVS, 102
Staff Sgt. David Spencer, 96 LRS, 102
Senior Airman Reymundo Solis, 96 LRS, 105
Staff Sgt. Christopher Bertrand, 96 LRS, 106
Staff Sgt. Corey Briggs, 96 LRS, 106.5
Tech. Sgt. Mark Lynch, 96 LRS, 106.5
Master Sgt. Shane Carbaugh, 96 LRS, 106.5
Master Sgt. Steve Runyan, 96 SVS, 107
Airman 1st Class Jonathan Pappas, 96 LRS, 107
Staff Sgt. Robert Johnson, 96 SVS, 108
Tech. Sgt. Anthony Bonnano, 96 SVS, 108
Maj. Laura Holcomb, 96 LRS, 108.5
Tech. Sgt. Timothy Coffey, 96 SVS, 109
Chief Master Sgt. George Treloar, 96 LRS, 109
Staff Sgt. Laquintez Cook, 96 LRS, 110
Master Sgt. Johnny Long, 96 LRS, 110.25
Staff Sgt. Joshua White, 96 LRS, 110.5
Senior Airman Sean Gray, 96 SVS, 112
Master Sgt. Nyron Alexander, 96 SVS, 112
Tech. Sgt. Catherine Holland, 96 LRS, 112
Senkior Airman Larose Bacani, 96 LRS, 112
Senior Airman Gabriel Roth, 96 LRS, 112.5
Tech. Sgt. Scott Neu, 96 LRS, 115.5
Staff Sgt. Bernadette Fletcher, 96 LRS, 116
Chief Master Sgt. William Russell, 96 LRS, 116.5
2nd Lt. Joseph Robertson, 96 LRS, 117.5
1st Lt. Marisa Romero, 96 SVS, 118
Staff Sgt. Terrance Williams, 96 LRS, 121
Staff Sgt. Chris Hart, 96 SVS, 121.5
Staff Sgt. Paul Diaz-Funez, 96 LRS, 122
Staff Sgt. Rene Anderson, 96 LRS, 122
1st Lt. Andrew Brilla, 96 LRS, 127.5
Airman 1st Class Dustin Franklin, 96 LRS, 136.5
Lt. Col. Harry Lane, 96 SVS, 158
1st Lt. Elizabeth McLean, 96 LRS, 177


AIRSPACE
From page I
ed to increase military flights in
and around Eglin, while BRAC
also directed the Air Force to
move its new Combat System
Officer flight training to
Pensacola. The Air Force's F-
22 fighter pilot training pro-
gram at nearby Tyndall Air
Force Base in Panama City has
increased need of training air-
space, and the Navy is increas-
ing flight training to Eglin's
west with new pilot training T-
6 aircraft and Navigator train-
ing aircraft.
In addition to growing mili-
tary use of regional airspace
within the next five years, civil-
ian air traffic is expected to
continue growing in the
Panhandle, said Penland.
Commercial flights in and out
of the Northwest Florida
Regional Airport terminal, as
well as at the Destin airport and
Bob Sikes airport in Crestview,
are all expected to increase, he
said, as is expected to be the
case with other Panhandle air-
ports such as Pensacola
Regional. Meanwhile, Bay
County plans to open a new
International airport in the next
two years that will use a critical
north south "corridor" just east
of some of Eglin's military fly-
ing operations, Penland said.
Penland told Valparaiso city
commissioners that some of the
expected airspace congestion
and possible flight delays could
be eliminated if the Federal
Aviation Agency approves
changes in current air traffic
control procedures.
He gave an example:
Currently, commercial air traf-
fic in and out of Northwest
Florida Regional Airport and
Destin Airport flies in an 11-
mile wide north-south corridor.
Military air traffic controllers
control civilian aircraft in the
corridor using FAA standards
of five miles separation, he
said. When military missions
are being conducted in restrict-
ed airspace over the Eglin
reservation on the east and/or


west sides of the corridor, an
additional three-mile-wide
buffer must be maintained,
effectively shrinking the corri-
dor from 11 to five miles. That
means, Penland said, that
flights taking off northbound
from Destin airport, for exam-
ple, might be held on the
ground for an incoming airliner
headed to Northwest Florida
Regional Airport. A change in
FAA procedures might allow
less separation in the corridor,
he said, which current technol-
ogy can handle safely.
Penland said GRASI is
working with several military
and civilian aviation interests
around the Panhandle-includ-
ing airport directors, the
Florida governor's office, and
the Florida Department of
Transportation-to coordinate
solutions to the airspace con-
gestion. The goal is for GRASI
to have a recommended plan in
hand by December, 2010.
FAA is also participating in
GRASI, Penland said, so that
any procedural solutions have a
better chance of getting speed-
ing FAA approval. The current
norm for FAA approval is five
to seven years, he said.
The upsurge in flight opera-
tions will have only minimal
impact on commercial opera-
tions at the Northwest Florida
Regional Airport, according to
Greg Donovan, the county air-
port's executive director. He
also said the added military
flights would not cause any
reduction in the number of
commercial flights. The civilian
airport shares Eglin's runway
and exists on leased base land.
NWF Regional Airport has an
agreement with Eglin guaran-
teeing 84 takeoffs or landings
through 2035, Donovan said.
Currently, commercial opera-
tions utilize only 54 slots, he
said. The capability to add an
additional 30 operations pro-
vides a lot of capacity, he said.
Donovan said he's been
reassured several times by
Eglin officials that the civilian
airport operations won't be
affected.


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By Team Ealin Public Affairs
The holidays are over and a new year
has begun. And with that, many look to
live healthier in 2009. The Air Force
Materiel Command Wellness Support
Center is one tool to make that goal a
reality.
"AFMC's Wellness and Safety pro-
gram encompasses all facets of wellness:
physical, emotional, social and spiritual to
military and civilians," said Marilyn
L i-lli. Civilian Health Promotion
Service.
The Wellness program relies on its
Web site, afmcwellness.com, which can
be accessed anytime.
Once there, customers can file out a
Health Risk Appraisal questionnaire
which covers overall health, family histo-
ry, nutrition, medical condition and fit-
ness. After completing the survey, the cus-
tomer will receive a wellness profile.
"This feedback is designed to increase
your awareness and help you make deci-
sions about your health in categories such
as nutrition, heart health, and potential
health risks," said LL -.-II


The site provides resources and educa-
tional materials specific to the question-
naire responses and keeps the profile on
file. Confidentiality is maintained on the
Web site by becoming a member and log-
ging in with a password.
"Completing your HRA will show you
areas where you want to make changes
and it will give you a written game plan
for better health," said Le --II "It can
also be used as a framework for dis-
cussing lifestyle changes with your health
care provider."
DoD civilians can include information
from the annual cholesterol screening.
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is to implement positive lifestyle changes
to improve current health.
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your health and well-being are concerned
- you and your physician, but you have a
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By Del Lessard Staff Writer The Air Force has funded a $2.5 million Eglin initiative aimed at minimizing delays on the ground and in the air as military and civilian air traffic grows significantly over the next five years, worsening the already congested and complex airspace around Eglin. Since 2005, when the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) directed basing up to 113 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters at Eglin Air Force Base by 2016, civilian and military officials have been concerned that increased military and civilian flights over Northwest Florida will cause air traffic delays in the air and on the ground. By 2014 air operations (take-offs and landings) at Eglin are expected to total about 427,000 per year, more than double the 192,000 such operations in 2005, according to Mike “Pappy” Penland of Eglin’s Air Armament Center. Penland is Eglin’s point man for GRASImilitary shorthand for Gulf Regional Airspace Strategic Initiative. He recently addressed the Valparaiso City Commission on GRASI and how it’s aimed at minimizing the impact of already congested airspace getting even more air traffic. Besides the F-35s, the 2005 BRAC also added the Army’s 7th Special Forces Group, to Eglin’s mission, which is expect-By Chrissy Cuttita T eam Eglin Public Affairs Nomads knew something was about to happen when an NCO wearing an elf suit over his camouflage uniform interrupted the 33rd Fighter Wing commander during a promotion ceremony Dec. 31 with an important message in a box wrapped in Christmas paper. The gift bore the names of quality assurance inspectors Tech. Sgt. Michael Camp and Staff Sgt. Jeremy Greene and the unexpected presents were stripes reflecting the next rank for each, indicating a promotion was in order under the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program. “It took a moment for me to even stand up, and took a while for me to even travel up to the stage because of the overwhelming support I received from the other members of the wing,” said Camp. Greene said he was shocked and it took a while for it to “sink in.” “They were grinning from ear to ear when they looked back at me,” said Senior Master Sgt. Ronald Luke, 33rd Maintenance Group Quality Assurance superintendent, who had to keep the secret from the two until the ceremony was held. “Both are highly deserving (of STEP). Sergeant Camp is a prior flight chief, ahead of his time. Sergeant Greene’s translation of requirements is asked for daily (on the flight line).” Earning perfect “firewall five” ratings on their Enlisted Performance Reports, working at a level above their current rank, demonstrating expertise to supervisors and acknowledgment of being a subject matter expert to peers were traits Luke said made the NCOs ideal candidates for the annual opportunity of STEP promotion. Their primary duty is to inspect maintenance activities throughout the 33rd MXG as directed by leadership and outlined in Air Force instruction.By Dianne Bitzes Correspondent Building 22 on Eglin was dedicated Monday, Jan. 5, as the Register Physical Sciences Center. The dedication honors the contributions and memory of the late Dr. Henry I. Register, an internationally renowned physicist who worked 37 of his 52 years at Eglin in Building 22. The building as a structure is nondescript. Its only external marking, a number, is obscured behind a dense bush. Windows outline the first floor; the second story is shut off from the outside world. It’s likely that many of the people who live and work at Eglin drive or walk past this building routinely and never give it a second thought. Yet, housed in this structure you’ll find scientists and engineers developing some of the world’s most advanced infrared weapon technology. Air Force Materiel Command approved the dedication based on the outstanding service, performance and honor Register gave to both the Air Force and this country, according to Dr. Steven Butler, executive director, Goodb y e homes Foreclosures doubled in 2008, with more expected in 2009. See story, page 2.What’ s up? Check out the Flyer calendar for places to go and things to do. See page 4.F r ee Disne y Active duty and retired military can get a free five-day pass to Disney World. Find out how on page 6.Day T ripper Believe it or not, it’s winter in Florida. So why not spend a day ice skating at Baytowne Wharf? See story, page 7. Eglin Flyer The hometown paper for Eglin Air Force Base (850) 678-1080 info@eglinflyer.com Friday, January 9, 2009 Inside Please see CENTER,page 9 Please see 33RD,page 3Building bears ‘Doc’s’ name This map, provided by the Air Armament Center, shows military and civilian airports on the Panhandle. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brian Miles Honoring Air Force enlisted promotion ceremony tradition, Col. Todd Harmer, 33rd Fighter Wing commander, punches new stripes on Tech. Sgt. Michael Camp, 33rd Maintenance Group quality insurance inspector.‘Elf’surprises 33rd NCOs Services Squadron Leisure Time...pages 3-6 Please see AIRSPACE,page 10 Air Force photoCamel collaborationU.S. Air Force Col. Donald Dickerson talks to a local national on an air base in Southwest Asia recently. Dickerson is the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing host-nation coordination cell director. JAN 05 FEB 05 MAR 05 APR 05 MAY 05 JUN 05 JUL 05 AUG 05 SEP 05 OCT 05 NOV 05 DEC 05 JAN 06 FEB 06 MAR 06 APR MAY 06 JUN 06 JUL 06 AUG 06 SEP 06 OCT 06 NOV 06 DEC 06 JAN 07 FEB 07 MAR 07 APR 07 MAY 07 JUN 07 JUL 07 AUG 07 SEP 07 OCT 07 NOV 07 DEC 07 JAN 08 FEB 08 MAR 08 APR 08 MAY 08 JUN 08 JUL 08 AUG 08 SEP 08 OCT 08 NOV 08 DEC 08 0 50 100 150 200 250Forclosures Source: Ok. Co. Clerk of Court Through the roof Foreclosure actions filed, Okaloosa County, by month Eglin panel eyes airspace congestion Plan now in the works to minimize flight delaysPair of sergeants find selves with new stripes

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By Del Lessard Staff Writer Property foreclosures in Okaloosa County have increased sevenfold in the past four years, steadily rocketing from 278 in 2005 to 1,969 in 2008. Properties in foreclosure include undeveloped property, single family homes, commercial properties and condominiums. Of course not every property that begins the foreclosure process ends up being sold at auction, according to Vicky Jackson, a deputy clerk of court in the Shalimar office. Often times the property owner will arrange for the financing to pay off the amount in default before the courts sell it at auction, including short sales. In addition, foreclosure filings often drag on for months, meaning many properties that entered the foreclosure process in one year continue into the following year. There are already 67 homes and other properties scheduled for sale on the courthouse steps in January, and another 15 scheduled for a February auction sale. In December, 19 homes were sold by the clerk of court, including two in the Niceville area, according to the Clerk of Court. The record 2008 foreclosure total was double that of the already high level of the previous year. Expect the torrid foreclosure pace to continue in 2009, said Niceville Realtor Ray DiTirro, as sinking property values make it harder to refinance mortgages. As five-year adjustable rate mortgages and interest-only mortgages reset this year, many property owners will find their properties are worth less than what they owe, DiTirro said. Therefore they won't be able to take advantage of current favorable mortgage interest rates hovering around 5 percent. Instead, DiTirro predicted that many of those caught owing more than their property is worth will either default and go through foreclosure, or look to "short sales"where the mortgage holder agrees to settle for what it can get in a sale for less than what's owed. The Patriot talked to one couple whose home in Valparaiso is on the market as a short sale. The owner had been in the home for more than a dozen years but refinanced when a medical emergency hit the family. The family then refinanced a second time, saying they received an unrealistically high appraisal, and getting the loan at an adjustable rate. Last summer the family moved out of the homeeven though both the husband and wife have jobsbecause they were unable to meet their adjusted mortgage payments. Some homeowners unable to sell last year are renting their homes, DiTirro said. For example he told of two Niceville homeowners, both pilots in the Air Force, who tried to sell their homes last year after receiving orders to a new station. The drop in property values made it hard to sell either home, even when priced to just break even. Potential buyers, also military members, were unable to buy the homes because they themselves owned homes in other parts of the country that they could not sell, the Realtor said. In both cases the Niceville military homeowners ended up renting their homes to other military members getting assigned to Eglin, he said. "The market right now is $400,000 and under market," said DiTirro. DiTirro said values of condominiums, chiefly in resort areas of the county, dropped an average of 46 percent last year, according to an industry source. The good news is that the rate of decline has slowed, although the bottom of the local market still hasn't been reached, DiTirro said. The federal "bailout" has yet to work, DiTirro said, since too few banks seem willing to lend money to those seeking to refinance. With a new administration about to take over in Washington, he said "there's got to be a point where bailout money filters down to homeowner loans." Eglin Flyer Page 2 Friday, January 9, 2009 1181 E. John Sims Parkway, Niceville, Florida 32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax: (850) 729-3225 info@eglinflyer.comThe Eglin Flyer is published by Bayou Enterprises Inc., a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Air Force. This publication's content is not necessarily the official view of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Air Force or Eglin Air Force Base. The official news source for Eglin Air Force Base is www.eglin.af.mil. The appearance of advertising in this publication does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base or Bayou Enterprises Inc. for products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by Bayou Enterprises Inc. Eglin Flyer Ignacio MacasaetGraphic ArtistGwen PellnitzGraphic ArtistCandice O'BrienGraphic ArtistMike LewisGraphic ArtistDennis NealAdvertising RepresentativeDeborah TiptonReceptionistBunniFarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeSara KentAdvertising DirectorStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherKaron DeyBookkeeperKenneth BooksManaging Editor Lots ofvehicles under $12,000.Happy clicking.100% Bumper to Bumper WarrantyCARS TRUCKS SUVS 850-269-2000 DESTIN .comuniversalmotorcars With Coupon Only. Expires 01/22/09With Coupon Only. 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Eglin Flyer Friday, January 9, 2009 Page 3 33RDFrom page 1Results of their work affect and direct the mission which is why Quality Assurance hand-picks the airmen who work in their shop. “I like knowing that I can have a direct effect on the safety and well-being of our aircraft and maintainers, whether it’s spreading Air Force guidance or preventing potential safety mishaps,” said Greene. “I enjoy being able to step out of the maintenance picture and analyze it,” said Camp. “I am able to inspect several aspects of the wing’s mission, and get to interact with a lot of people.” While the wing is in the process of drawing down this year, the NCOs look forward to continued success at future locations. Camp said he hopes the added stripe will be a springboard for a remote-based assignment while Greene will focus on furthering his education. “This is a culmination of the work I’ve done for the Air Force, and it feels very good to know that my supervisors and commanders feel that I was ready for an immediate promotion based on my work ethic,” said Camp. 10 sought to earn advanced degreesAir Force Institute of Technology officials are offering 10 noncommissioned officers the opportunity to pursue an advanced science, engineering or management degree at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Ten NCOs from around the Air Force will be selected in February to attend the Enlisted-to-AFIT program. The program is designed to provide commanders with a diverse and renewable source of highly proficient and educated career NCOs. Nominations are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by Jan. 15 and can be sent to afpc.dpafe.orgbox@randolph.af.mil. “The Air Force has a strong tradition of valuing education. This is a great opportunity for our enlisted members to further their academic development” said Lt. Col. Douglas Wall, chief of Officer Force Development at AFPC. An airman interested in applying for the 18to 24-month program must be at least a technical sergeant with a minimum of eight years time in service, 24 months time on station and three years retainability upon graduation. He must have completed the appropriate skill-level upgrade and resident professional military education schooling for his rank, officials said. Applicants must also possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a Community College of the Air Force degree. Besides academic transcripts, applicants have to provide test scores from either the Graduate Record Examination or Graduate Management Admission Test, depending upon the specific AFIT degree-program requirements. Prospective students can review complete program requirements and nomination procedures on the Enlisted to AFIT Web site atafit.edu/en/Admissions/Default.cfm?l= enl. AFIT is the Air Force’s graduate school of engineering and management and its institution for technical professional continuing education. Since residence degrees were first granted in 1956, more than 15,000 masters and 300 doctorates of philosophy degrees have been awarded. Since the Enlisted-to-AFIT program began in 2002, 63 Air Force noncommissioned officers have been selected to participate in the program.

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Blood drives for January Northwest Florida Blood Services Blood Mobile calendar Jan. 9: Racetrack Road Center, Vein Drain Promo, Fort Walton Beach, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Every donor will receive a T-shirt, lunch provided by Subway. Jan. 10: Santa Rosa Mall, Vein Drain, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 11: Christ Our Redeemer Church, White Point Road (Mid Bay Bridge), Niceville, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 12: Hurlburt 1st Special Ops CE, 415 Independence Road, 8-11 a.m. Hurlburt Headquarters, AFSOC Parking Lot, noon-3 p.m. Jan. 13: Sacred Heart Hospital, Sandestin, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 14: First United Methodist Church, Niceville, 1-8 p.m. Jan. 15: Eglin AFRL, 101 W Eglin Blvd., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 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 Okaloosa 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. Parking lot closed The parking lot located on the south side of Building 851, immediately 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. What is Kuk Sool? Kuk Sool Won, a comprehensive Korean martial arts system performed for self defense, healing, conditioning, competition, fun and aesthetic purposes, is being taught at both Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field. An Eglin special offer allows those who register January and February to get the first month of classes, the uniform and association membership for only $105 (a $130 value). This special is only for those who sign up for classes at Eglin. Sign up is availabe in the Fitness Center Annex. More information: Ed Vieth, 883-9127. Special agents needed Military members looking to cross-train into a challenging and rewarding career field should consider 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 8822152. Wine, cheese, dessert The Okaloosa Arts Alliance plans a wine, cheese, and dessert reception Sunday, Jan. 11, 2-4 p.m. at The Magnolia Grill of Fort Walton Beach. Tickets are $15. Information and artwork will be on display and there will be live entertainment and a raffle. Used book sale planned The Eglin Library will hold a quarterly used book sale Tuesday, Jan. 13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Donations of used books, CDs, DVDs, VHS, magazines and audio books can be dropped off during library hours. Proceeds will support Eglin Library programs and EOSC scholarships and charitable programs. For more info, contact Regina Dunlap, 420-1803 or e-mail raw0331@yahoo.com. Lighthouse People to FWB The Fort Walton Beach Library, 185 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, is sponsoring “The Lighthouse People” on Thursday, Jan. 15, 10 Eglin Flyer Page 4 Friday, January 9, 2009 CALENDAR2009 Please see CALENDAR,page 5 STOP

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Eglin Flyer Friday, January 9, 2009 Page 5 CALENDARFrom page 4Jan. 15, 10 a.m. in the library meeting room. Bob and Sandra Shanklin, known as “The Lighthouse People,” have traveled the country for more than 20 years and have photographed every lighthouse in the United States. Call 833-9590. Spouses’social The Eglin Officers’Spouses club plans a StarSpangled 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-members and $10 for members. To RSVP, contact Eileen Workman at 314-9755 or workmancrew@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 scrapbooking supplies for youth village. Divorce recovery This is a 13-week series of support and education for anyone considering, undergoing or recovering from divorce. The series will begin Jan. 15 and continue every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 pm at the West Gate Chapel Conference Room. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please call the chapel at 882-2111 or contact Leslie Hauser at leslie.hauser@eglin.af.mil. Rock For ACure The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce Relay for Life Team and The Block will sponsor the first Rock For A Cure Jan. 11, 6 p.m.-midnight. The event will be held at The Block (113 SE Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton Beach), and will feature music by area bands, including Reeds Waddle, Elyse Therose, Something to Yield, Johnny Lee, With Hatchet, Pikc and Gun, and Underground Alliance, all donating their time and talent to the cause. Other bands are being added to the schedule. Rob Brown will emcee the evening, which includes prize drawings, games, bull riding challenges, food and fun. Donations will be accepted to benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information call event chairperson Nick Chubb at 217-0816, The Block (301-9393) or the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce at 2448191. 16 majors picked for promotionBy 96 Mission Support Squadron Congratulations to the following majors who were selected for the rank of lieutenant colonel: James Bieryla, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron Raymond Boulter, 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron Bryan Choi , 46th Test Squadron Mark Delory, 687th Armament Systems Squadron Daron Drown , 40th Flight Test Squadron Edward Earnhart, 33rd Maintenance squadron Sean Harrington, 96th Mission Support Squadron Lee Kloos , Joint Strike Fighter Site Activation Team Michael Love, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron Stephen Miceli , 46th Operations Support Squadron Gregory Meyer , 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron William Patrick , 696th Armament Systems Squadron Vincent Riche , 689th Armament Systems Squadron Harry Seibert, 1st Special Operation Maintenance Squadron Christopher Scarborough, ACC TRSS Det 9 Yvonne Spencer, 96th Civil Engineer Squadron

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Eglin Flyer Page 6 Friday, January 9, 2009 ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN For only $99.50 a week for 10 weeks, you can capitalize on a powerful promotional tool. ALL AROUND THE TOWN is one of the best read advertising sections available. It combines the strength of a well-written business profile, a color photo, and 10 colorful well-designed ads. Each week customers will tell you all about it. Call 678-1080 today!DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!A A A A L L L L L L L L A A A A R R R R O O O O U U U U N N N N D D D D T T T T H H H H E E E E T T T T O O O O W W W W N N N N “We guarantee to show up on time or Fix It FREE!”389-4443www.onehourair.com 95 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Should Call Us Today! 1. $1000 OFF 2. We Install Saturdays 3. 10 Year Parts & Labor 4. No Out of Pocket Cost for the First Year 5. Lower Electric Bill Test Drive A New Furnace & Air Conditioner Transmission Specialist for over 10 years3 year/ 100,000 mile WARRANTYavailable 610 Elm Street, NicevilleNOW OFFERING(850) 729-6629A/C REPAIR BRAKES WATER PUMPS TIMING BELTS STRUTS & SHOCKSDisney tickets free to airmenBy William Bradner Special to AFPS A Disney vacation just got more affordable. Active and retired U.S. military personnel, including activated members of the National Guard or Reserves, can enjoy complimentary, multi-day admission into Disney’s theme parks, and special ticket offers for family members and friends. Shades of Green, a hotel on Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, is open only to service members, retirees, defense civilians, and their families. “If I suddenly break down and cry in a Holiday Inn, everyone’s going to be looking at me funny,” one guest said. “Here, if it suddenly dawns on me he’s leaving in a week and I start to cry, I’ve got 10 people asking how they can help and offering support.” Shades of Green is run by the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command. Rates are set on a sliding scale, based on rank, and with no shareholders to answer to or profits to be made, the rates are kept remarkably low. At the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, from Jan. 4 to Dec. 23, each active or retired member of the U.S. military may obtain one free five-day “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute” ticket with “Park Hopper” and water park options. Active or retired military personnel also may make a one-time purchase up to five “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute Companion” ticketsgood for five daysfor $99 each, plus tax, for family members or friends. Although this ticket for family members and friends does not include either the Park Hopper or Water Park Fun & More options, it can be upgraded to add either such option, or both, for an additional $25, plus tax, per option. (William Bradner works at the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command’s public affairs office.) ALL AROUND THE TOWN ALL AROUND THE TOWN

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Want to know one of the hottest things to do outside this time of year? Ice skating on 2,400 square feet of ice when it 75 degrees and sunny outside! You can enjoy this contrast in themes through Feb. 1, at the ice rink set up in the square at the waterfront, pedestrian village, in Sandestin’s Baytowne Wharf. “This was my first time ever ice skating,” remarked Kip Enfiger to his buddy after spending time at the public rink. “Ice at the beach is such an awesome thing. I’m from up in Dothan and this is so cool.” Locals appreciate the unusual outdoor sport venue as well. The Stoppert and Ricci families of Sandestin celebrated Riley Ricci’s seventh birthday at the rink. “The rink has been a fun addition to Sandestin,” said Louis Ricci, Riley’s dad. This is the second year the ice rink has operated at Baytowne. Skates are available to rent for $2. Seasoned skater Emilie Thomas of Lexington, Ky., brought her own skates along on vacation. Although she’s only 10, Thomas competes at the amateur free-style level. She is a native of Fort Walton Beach and returns seasonally for family visits. Most skaters at the Baytowne rink don’t have Thomas’four years of skating experience under their belts. Kyle Bengtson and his daughter, Bailee, came down from nearby Freeport specifically to skate. “I’ve always wanted to skate, and this is my first time,” said Bailee, holding onto her dad’s hand while together they circled the rink’s wooden wall. Tim Cunningham, rink assistant, pointed out that the normal length of time people skate is about an hour. “It’s $8 to skate for an hour and a half, but if people stay longer, we won’t kick them off the ice,” he said. Under the well-lit tent, visitors to the rink will find an ample number of benches for changing shoes or to just sit while watching skaters. If you plan to sit a while, you’ll want to take a sweater with you as, understandably, there is no heating in the tent. As an added bonus, purchasing a skate bracelet entitles customers to half off Baytowne’s other main attractions, the zip line across Baytowne lake (a ride on a wire from one end to the other) and the ropes course. Full price for the zip line is $18 and the ropes course is $12. The zip line and rope course are year-round attractions, but long queue’s in the summer can really “tie” a person up. The view off the zip line tower is worth the cost alone. Trekking up the three-story open spiral staircase is thrilling enough. Putting on a climbing harness and being strapped onto a cable to jump off a platform high above the ground is another thing all together. Ten-year-old Paul Stoppert is a veteran visitor at the zip line and a long-time resident of Sandestin. In his younger days, Stoppert was referred to as “the Mayor of Sandestin” because of his outgoing and welcoming nature. “I love the zip line; but my record for the ropes course is 44 seconds!” he said, challenging anyone who might want to try and beat his personal best. Charlotte Fretwell of Panama City brought her granddaughter, Jessica Catlin, niece, Ann Marie Shores, and their friend, Sarah Jane Montgomery, over to skate for the day. The ambitious girls decided to try their luck on the zip line and ropes course. No one beat Stoppert’s record, but the earto-ear smiles indicated they were more interested in having fun than being fast. It’s easy to make Baytowne a great Saturday or Sunday destination. Your skating bracelet yields yet more discounts. Paint-n-Place, the locally owned paint-yourown-pottery studio offers skate customers a great deal. Show your skate pass and you’ll receive a 20 percent discount off the single highest priced item you choose to paint. According to Denise Ives, store owner, it’s possible to paint anything from sinks and back splashes to dishes and lamps. All work is ready for pickup the following day. Baytowne Wharf offers a variety of eateries and pubs you’ll want to explore after skating. The overall feel of the center is quaint and welcoming. For a gallon of gas and about 30 minutes of travel time, you’ll really feel like you got away for an evening or a weekend of fun. Dianne BitzesDay Tripper Kyle Bengtson lends a hand to daughter, Bailee, while Emilie Thomas practices her skating turns in the afternoon sun at Baytowne Wharf skating rink. Photos by Dianne Bitzes Riley RicciGlide on the ice at Baytowne WharfSkate rink just one attraction at Sandestin recreational site Trip TipsBayto wne Wharf ice skating Getting Ther e: From Brooks Bridge,connecting Fort Walton Beach to Okaloosa Island,travel east on Hwy.98.Continue east through Destin,eight miles past the Mid-Bay Bridge road.Turn left at the light on Sandestin Boulevard North. Stop at the residents gate and tell the guard you’re coming to skate or shop.You’ll be given a pass for your windshield. There are no charges or restrictions.At the traffic circle,take the first right out of the circle onto Heron Walk Drive.At the stop sign,T-intersection,turn left onto Baytowne Avenue West.Follow the signs to Baytowne Wharf.Just past the marina,turn left into Baytowne Wharf.The parking garage is on your right.Follow the sign to public parking.There is no charge to park. Hour s of Oper ation: Open daily,until Feb.1,Monday-Friday, 4-10 p.m.,Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.,and Sunday noon-6 p.m. For additional information,call 267-6062. Accessibility: All aspects of the ice rink are wheelchair accessible.Parking garage has public restroom just outside the car entrance. Entr ance F ees: Entrance to the ice rink is $8 per person; skate rental is an additional $2.Skating admission entitles customers to half off ticket price for the zip line and ropes courses.Standard pricing:zip line,$18,and rope course $12. Other Information : Baytowne Wharf offers numerous dining venues from the most casual to the more formal.Web site: baytownewharf.com. P aint-N-Place: Skating customers receive a 20 percent discount off their highest price ceramic piece selection at the paint-your-own pottery studio.The studio also offers workshops in glass fusion and silver jewelry design.This is a great place to schedule group gatherings.The studio opens every day at 10 a.m.Closing times are 7 p.m.Monday-Thursday;9 p.m.Friday and Saturday;and 6 p.m.Sunday.Call 267-6062 for scheduling options.Web site:paintn-place.com. Sarah Jane Montgomery of Panama City adjusts the tether line, keeping her safely on the ropes course at Baytowne Wharf. 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By Minty Knighton T eam Eglin Public Affairs While clearing land with dynamite charges on a growing range facility at Eglin Field in 1943, an accident claimed the lives of 17 men. On July 12, 15 AfricanAmerican enlisted men followed their two captains out to the Eglin range to see why the explosive ordnance they’d set hadn’t gone off. It was considered a routine range clearing mission for the 867th Engineer Aviation Battalion engineers stationed at the Eglin Proving Ground, but it ended in tragedy when the ordnance unexpectedly exploded, killing the 17 men and injuring 51 others. The 867th EAB was one of several Army Air Corps units at Eglin Field during WWII comprised primarily of enlisted African-Americans. These units were responsible for clearing the areas to be used for Air Corps training and munitions testing. The 867th EAB helped build Eglin in the late 1930s and early 1940s by clearing the way for new runways, test and training ranges and buildings. “They were part of the regiment that helped build Eglin from the ground up,” said Senior Master Sgt. Selwyn Jackson, 96th Civil Engineer Group, who volunteered to help in the research. “Those guys cleared the way and contributed to the construction of most of Eglin’s infrastructure, including the auxiliary fields where the Doolittle Raiders trained.” Eglin and the local NAACP are collaborating to tell the story of these engineers because these units played an integral part in the Air Force’s and Eglin’s history and unfortunately so far have received very little recognition. Both the base and local community have been supportive in efforts to tell this historical story. Sabu Williams, local NAACP chapter president, took the lead within the community, and Jackson led the effort for Eglin. “It was too much for us to turn our back on,” Williams said. “It was too important to Eglin.” Williams and Jackson began their search with the Eglin historical archives. Air Armament Center historians Clay McCutchen and Robert Kane obtained an article from a Pensacola newspaper about the incident. The article had few details, but Williams and Jackson were able to discover the name and location of the funeral home that handled the services for the 15 enlisted men. During racial unrest in 1943, Benboe Funeral Home in Pensacola was the only funeral home that would take the men’s bodies for proper burial. “Back then only certain funeral homes would accept blacks,” said Williams. “There was little hope that a small AfricanAmerican-owned funeral home would still exist after so many years.” But it was still there and still in business. “When we called Benboe, first it was unbelievable they were still there and then even more amazing that they had records,” said Williams. “We were able to get the names of the enlisted men,” said Jackson. “We’re now trying to find the officers’names.” In addition to finding information on the officers, Jackson has made it his passion to find out all he can about the 867th EAB. He’s called and written the Board of Inquiry at the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell AFB, Ala., the Army History Center in Arlington, Va., and the National Archives in College Park, Md. “The research has been tedious, but worth it,” said Jackson. “Without the work of the 876th EAB, current Eglin missions, range testing, munitions testing, explosive ordnance training, flight testing and an array of many other missions may have never come to full fruition.” Jackson plans a trip in the near future to the National Archives for further research. “Sending someone to investigate first-hand may be the most advantageous course of action,” said Jackson. “The harder it gets the more into it I get.” Williams says Eglin and the community’s efforts in bringing this story to light will not be in vain. “We’d like to provide some type of recognition in the future,” he said. “Right now we’re concentrating on presenting the story in February during Black History month.” Hope for something greater in the way of a memorial of some sort is in the works. “This specific incident was certainly a tragic event,” said Kane, Air Armament Center assistant historian. “Throughout the country, African-American units made major contributions to the war effort despite the existing segregation policies of the U.S. military services and prejudice and discrimination in parts of the country, and those efforts deserve commemoration and remembrance by future generations of Americans.” (Staff Sgt. Mike Meares contributed to this article.) Eglin Flyer Page 8 Friday, January 9, 2009 CHURCHDIRECTORYToday, Jan. 9, is the last day to respond to the Services Customer Feedback Survey. Every year, Headquarters Air Force Services conducts a Customer Feedback Survey to assess customer satisfaction with base level Services programs. This year ,the Air Force is merging Mission Support and Services to create new synergies and improve customer services. The Air Force Customer Feedback survey will now include A1 functions. Customers will still be able to answer the survey online or complete the paper survey on-thespot while they are visiting an activity. The online survey allows airmen to respond quickly either at the activity or from the comfort of their own homes. To save time, the online version is designed to present only questions about activities he airman and his family participate in. This reduces the time it takes to complete the survey. For more information, call Services Marketing representative Debby Griffin at 882-1482. The link to the survey is usafservue.com/se.ashx?s=3D6717A3 0D35F285. ‘It was too much for us to turn our back on.It was too important to Eglin.’Sabu WilliamsRecalling sacrifice of Eglin’s buildersHistorians reconstruct 17 nearly forgotten livesSurvey feedback drives programs “Pointing The Way To Jesus”IMMANUELANGLICANCHURCH250 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin Church Office: 850-837-6324www.iacdestin.orgSunday Morning Services 7:45 Holy Communion 10:00 Family Communion ServiceMinistries provided for children, nursery through 8th gradeW ednesday Night Student Ministry 6:30-8:00 “Encounter”(6th-12th grade) 444 Valparaiso Pkwy. 850-678-4822 www.fbcvalparaiso.org(Located 5 Minutes from the Eglin East Gate, across from the Valparaiso City Hall)S UND A YS Morning Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Morning Celebration Service 11:00 a.m. Evening Bible Study 5:00 p.m. W EDNESD A YS Mid Week Prayer Service 6:00 p.m. Children-In-Action 6:00 p.m.“Engaging...God Connecting...with others Serving...all”FIRSTBAPTISTCHURCHOFVALPARAISOLead Pastor T.J. Kollar Bishop and Mrs. T.P. Johnson, Sr. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Matt 28:19NEWLIFECHRISTIANMINISTRIES130 N. PARTINDR., NICEVILLE Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:30 a.m. SundayMorning Worship 11:15 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Bishop T.P. Johnson, Sr. Senior Pastor An African American Aviation Engineer operates a small bulldozer to prepare an airstrip somewhere during World War II.

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Air Force Materiel Command. Register, or “Doc,” as he was known to his co-workers, was one of the pioneers in the development of laser-guided smart weapons, the Mother of All Bombs (MOAB), and direct energy weaponry. He was recognized internationally for contributions to the field of aircraft and ground sensors. Register retired from civil service in 1990 as director of Electro-Optical and Millimeter Wave Technology. Yet up until his death, he continued to work at Eglin as a member of the Science Applications International Corporation. “There can be no doubt that Dr. Register’s efforts and accomplishments were invaluable to the U.S. Air Force and the military forces of our nation,” said H. L. Dimming, retired chief scientist at the Air Armament Center’s 46th Test Wing. “Dr. Register showed that he was a rare breed, for he proved himself to be a skilled and effective manager while maintaining his technical leadership and skills.” Dimming’s comment referred to the popular notion that scientists, while brilliant, aren’t as gifted when it comes to managing people and resources. Maurice Forbragd, long-time colleague and friend of Register, gave a detailed testimonial before the standing-room-only crowd assembled in the foyer of Building 22. Forbragd spoke about Register as a scientist, a visionary, and person. Forbragd said Register’s scientific contributions are making significant impacts today regarding weapons employment. He described how our military has progressed from requiring 12 aircraft, 120 crew members, and 150 non-nuclear ballistic bombs to strike a target, as was the case in WWII, to the ability to strike a single target with minimal ordnance. He credited laser technology and smart bombs for the ability to utilize an unmanned aerial vehicle to strike a target half a world away with limited collaterol damage. Register is credited with foreseeing the need for a cuttingedge technical and teaching facility to provide research scientists and engineers for Eglin’s test mission. His efforts directly affected the establishment of the University of Florida Graduate Engineering Research and Education Center in Okaloosa County. Family members attending the dedication included Register’s widow, Annette Register, their son, Dr. Andy Register of Roswell, Ga., and his family, his sister, Mary Ellen Blankstone, and her daughter, Lanette Blackman. Register’s family spoke candidly following the dedication about his devotion to those he loved and worked with. Register’s family knew he was a scientist, but it wasn’t until after his passing that they realized the significance of his work to national defense. He was special to his family because of the love he readily expressed rather than his unique scientific mind, they said. A bronze plaque commemorating the dedication and memorializing Register will remain in the building’s foyer. Eglin Flyer Friday, January 9, 2009 Page 9 For details on advertising in Dining & Entertainment call Eglin Flyer 678-1080 DINING& ENTERTAINMENT TWIN CITIES CINEMA 2 Adults-$7.00 Matinee-$5.00 Child & Senior-$5.00www.TwinCitiesCinema2.com J.P.N. Productions GRAN TORINO (R) 2HR 5 MIN BOLT (PG) 1HR 35 MIN ***$2.00 SHOW***PALM PLAZA, NICEVILLE 678-3815Schedule Starts Friday, January 9th, 2009 BRIDEWARS (PG) 1HR 45 MINFri.: 4:00, 6:45 Sat.: 1:00, 4:00, 6:45 Sun.: 1:00, 4:00, 6:45 Mon.-Thu.: 4:00, 6:45 Fri. 4:00, 6:45 Sat.: 4:00, 6:45 Sun.: 1:00, 4:00, 6:45 Mon.-Thur.: 4:00, 6:45 Sat. Jan. 10th 1:00 ONLY RESTAURANT All Fish Entrees Prepared with Fresh, Locally Caught Gulf Fish.Tuesday~Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Closed Mondays Happy Hour 3-6 Daily Sunday Brunch 9-1The Tiki Bar 6 Days A WeekClosed Mondays 897-6400 (Restaurant) 897-5400 (Bar)Come Dine, Watch the Sunset....Located at the Bluewater Bay Marina Complex, Niceville. 3 minutes off Hwy. 20 at the end of Bay Dr. CENTERFrom page 1 Maurice Forbragd shares fond memories of time spent in service with Dr. Henry Register while speaking at the dedication of Building 22 as the “Register Physical Sciences Center.” Photos by Dianne Bitzes Dr. Henry Register was not only an acknowedged scientist, he was a devoted family man. Present at the building dedicated in Register’s honor were, from left: his only grandson, Tyler, his widow, Annette, granddaughters Emily and Hannah, son Dr. Andrew Register and his Andrew’s wife, Mickey. Carpet Tile Wood Area Rugs Window Blinds Residential Commercial115 Bullock Blvd Niceville (Behind Gulf Power)(850) 678-0041 HUGESALENOWATBESTBUYCARPET, INC. 25 25 Y Y ear ear W W arranty arranty 5” and 6.5” 5” and 6.5” W W ide ide G G lue do lue do wn or F wn or F loating loatingI I nstallation A nstallation A v v ailable ailable S S ale E ale E xpir xpir es 2/28/09 es 2/28/09FREE!!!!!8 lb.Pad on SelectedMohawk CarpetsExpires 1/30/09 W W ood F ood F looring looring$ $5 500 00per SF per SF (Cash & Car (Cash & Car r r y) y)

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ed to increase military flights in and around Eglin, while BRAC also directed the Air Force to move its new Combat System Officer flight training to Pensacola. The Air Force’s F22 fighter pilot training program at nearby Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City has increased need of training airspace, and the Navy is increasing flight training to Eglin’s west with new pilot training T6 aircraft and Navigator training aircraft. In addition to growing military use of regional airspace within the next five years, civilian air traffic is expected to continue growing in the Panhandle, said Penland. Commercial flights in and out of the Northwest Florida Regional Airport terminal, as well as at the Destin airport and Bob Sikes airport in Crestview, are all expected to increase, he said, as is expected to be the case with other Panhandle airports such as Pensacola Regional. Meanwhile, Bay County plans to open a new International airport in the next two years that will use a critical north south “corridor” just east of some of Eglin’s military flying operations, Penland said. Penland told Valparaiso city commissioners that some of the expected airspace congestion and possible flight delays could be eliminated if the Federal Aviation Agency approves changes in current air traffic control procedures. He gave an example: Currently, commercial air traffic in and out of Northwest Florida Regional Airport and Destin Airport flies in an 11mile wide north-south corridor. Military air traffic controllers control civilian aircraft in the corridor using FAA standards of five miles separation, he said. When military missions are being conducted in restricted airspace over the Eglin reservation on the east and/or west sides of the corridor, an additional three-mile-wide buffer must be maintained, effectively shrinking the corridor from 11 to five miles. That means, Penland said, that flights taking off northbound from Destin airport, for example, might be held on the ground for an incoming airliner headed to Northwest Florida Regional Airport. A change in FAA procedures might allow less separation in the corridor, he said, which current technology can handle safely. Penland said GRASI is working with several military and civilian aviation interests around the Panhandleincluding airport directors, the Florida governor’s office, and the Florida Department of Transportationto coordinate solutions to the airspace congestion. The goal is for GRASI to have a recommended plan in hand by December, 2010. FAA is also participating in GRASI, Penland said, so that any procedural solutions have a better chance of getting speeding FAA approval. The current norm for FAA approval is five to seven years, he said. The upsurge in flight operations will have only minimal impact on commercial operations at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport, according to Greg Donovan, the county airport’s executive director. He also said the added military flights would not cause any reduction in the number of commercial flights. The civilian airport shares Eglin’s runway and exists on leased base land. NWF Regional Airport has an agreement with Eglin guaranteeing 84 takeoffs or landings through 2035, Donovan said. Currently, commercial operations utilize only 54 slots, he said. The capability to add an additional 30 operations provides a lot of capacity, he said. Donovan said he’s been reassured several times by Eglin officials that the civilian airport operations won’t be affected. Eglin Flyer Page 10 Friday, January 9, 2009 AT YOUR SERVICE TREESERVICE Actually Licensed & Insured678-9339Don’t be fooled by False Ads... Demand Proof of Comp & Liability! 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Scoring will be forwarded from the squadron Unit Fitness Program managers to the Fitness Center quarterly. Those who score 100 on the AF fitness test will receive a one-day pass. In addition, holders of scores of 101-126 will be recognized in the Flyer and on the Web site. Scores of 127-150 will get Elite Fitness T-shirts. Those with scores of 151-175 will get to lead an Air Base Wing run. And those with scores higher than 175 will see their picture displayed in the Fitness Center and be the honoree in a medal presentation. “I challenge all members of the 96 ABW to achieve the highest score possible on their AF Physical Fitness Test,” McClintock wrote. “Do the best you can with the resources you are given including your body.” High scores since October:Air Base Wing Col. Bruce McClintock, 96 ABW, 113.25 CEG Sr. Airman Michael Melton, CESF1B, 118 Sr. Airman James Lewis, CESD, 146 MDG Staff Sgt. Jennifer Christensen, MDOS, 100 Capt. Shelley Pardini, SGOS, 100.5 Lt. Col. Michael Webb, DS, 100.5 Airman 1st Class Deeana Wright, SGOS, 100.75 Capt. Christine Love, SGOS, 101 Lt. Col. Kenny Peterson, SGOS, 101 Airman 1st Class Charles Ellington, AMDS, 101 1st Lt. Kimberly Phan, IPTS, 101.5 Staff Sgt. Nancy Chavez-Mozingo, MDOS, 101.5 Capt. Nelson Pacheco, MDOS, 102 Maj. Yvonnette Smith, IPTS, 102.5 Airman 1st Class Amanda Tautages, MDOS, 104.5 1st Lt. Lori Watkins, IPTS, 105 Airman 1st Class Juan Galvez, AMDS, 105.5 Maj. William Gilmer, SGOS, 105.5 Staff Sgt. Francisca Briden, AMDS, 105.75 Staff Sgt. Aimee Maltez, SGOS, 106 Capt. Meredith Sarda, MDOS, 107 Capt. Jaime Rivas, AMDS, 107 Staff Sgt. Stephen Roth, IPTS, 108 Staff Sgt. Jaime Martin, IPTS, 108.5 Airman 1st Class Michael Jones, MDOS, 109 Senior Airman Rochelle Zimmerman, SGOS, 109 1st Lt. Christina O’Donnell, IPTS, 112 Staff Sgt. Richard Baugh, SGOS, 113.5 Maj. Bernadette Wisor, SGOS, 115 Col. Steven Caberto, MDG, 118.5 Staff Sgt. Kristine Knudson, SGOS, 123 Tech. Sgt. Jill Shackleford, AMDS, 123 Senior Airman Corneilius Holloway, DS, 123 Col. Barbara Black, DS, 124 Staff Sgt. Morgan Briden, MDSS, 129 1st Lt. Kyle Hart, AMDS, 135 Lt. Col. James Scott, AMDS, 138 Col. Michael Restey, SGOS, 139 Lt. Col. Louis D’Agostino, SGOS, 140.5 Col. Helen Horn-Kingery, SGOS, 143 Senior Master Sgt. Daniel Pehrson, AMDS, 144 Col. Corinne Naughton, IPTS, 147 Maj. Sarah Cuciti, MDSS, 148 Maj. Thomas Salsbury, SGOS, 155.5 Maj. Rebecca Carter, AMDS, 162 Senior Airman Sean Patterson, MDOS, 171 MSG Senior Airman Kevin Marrerodom, 96 LRS, 100.25 Master Sgt. Matthew Renner, 96 LRS, 100.25 Master Sgt. Eric Brunner, 96 LRS, 101 Staff Sgt. Michael Jarvis, 96 LRS, 101 Senior Airman Lyle Perez, 96 SVS, 101.5 Staff Sgt. Travis Giles, 96 SVS, 102 Staff Sgt. David Spencer, 96 LRS, 102 Senior Airman Reymundo Solis, 96 LRS, 105 Staff Sgt. Christopher Bertrand, 96 LRS, 106 Staff Sgt. Corey Briggs, 96 LRS, 106.5 Tech. Sgt. Mark Lynch, 96 LRS, 106.5 Master Sgt. Shane Carbaugh, 96 LRS, 106.5 Master Sgt. Steve Runyan, 96 SVS, 107 Airman 1st Class Jonathan Pappas, 96 LRS, 107 Staff Sgt. Robert Johnson, 96 SVS, 108 Tech. Sgt. Anthony Bonnano, 96 SVS, 108 Maj. Laura Holcomb, 96 LRS, 108.5 Tech. Sgt. Timothy Coffey, 96 SVS, 109 Chief Master Sgt. George Treloar, 96 LRS, 109 Staff Sgt. Laquintez Cook, 96 LRS, 110 Master Sgt. Johnny Long, 96 LRS, 110.25 Staff Sgt. Joshua White, 96 LRS, 110.5 Senior Airman Sean Gray, 96 SVS, 112 Master Sgt. Nyron Alexander, 96 SVS, 112 Tech. Sgt. Catherine Holland, 96 LRS, 112 Senkior Airman Larose Bacani, 96 LRS, 112 Senior Airman Gabriel Roth, 96 LRS, 112.5 Tech. Sgt. Scott Neu, 96 LRS, 115.5 Staff Sgt. Bernadette Fletcher, 96 LRS, 116 Chief Master Sgt. William Russell, 96 LRS, 116.5 2nd Lt. Joseph Robertson, 96 LRS, 117.5 1st Lt. Marisa Romero, 96 SVS, 118 Staff Sgt. Terrance Williams, 96 LRS, 121 Staff Sgt. Chris Hart, 96 SVS, 121.5 Staff Sgt. Paul Diaz-Funez, 96 LRS, 122 Staff Sgt. Rene Anderson, 96 LRS, 122 1st Lt. Andrew Brilla, 96 LRS, 127.5 Airman 1st Class Dustin Franklin, 96 LRS, 136.5 Lt. Col. Harry Lane, 96 SVS, 158 1st Lt. Elizabeth McLean, 96 LRS, 177

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Eglin Flyer Page 12 Friday, January 9, 2009 By T eam Eglin Public Affairs The holidays are over and a new year has begun. And with that, many look to live healthier in 2009. The Air Force Materiel Command Wellness Support Center is one tool to make that goal a reality. “AFMC’s Wellness and Safety program encompasses all facets of wellness: physical, emotional, social and spiritual to military and civilians,” said Marilyn Leggett, Civilian Health Promotion Service. The Wellness program relies on its Web site, afmcwellness.com, which can be accessed anytime. Once there, customers can file out a Health Risk Appraisal questionnaire which covers overall health, family history, nutrition, medical condition and fitness. After completing the survey, the customer will receive a wellness profile. “This feedback is designed to increase your awareness and help you make decisions about your health in categories such as nutrition, heart health, and potential health risks,” said Leggett. The site provides resources and educational materials specific to the questionnaire responses and keeps the profile on file. Confidentiality is maintained on the Web site by becoming a member and logging in with a password. “Completing your HRA will show you areas where you want to make changes and it will give you a written game plan for better health,” said Leggett. “It can also be used as a framework for discussing lifestyle changes with your health care provider.” DoD civilians can include information from the annual cholesterol screening. The goal of using the information from the HRA or civilian cardiac risk screening is to implement positive lifestyle changes to improve current health. “There are two major players where your health and well-being are concerned you and your physician, but you have a big responsibility to take the lead in being the healthiest you can be,” said Leggett. For more information, call Eglin Civilian Health Promotion Service at 8838024. Photo courtesy of Eglin Pet WelfareCowboyHi, I’m Cowboy, an orange and white male looking for someone to love me. I spend most of my time up high on a ledge so I won’t get startled by anything, but once I get to sniff you I will let you pet me, and with just a few strokes down my back I am instantly in love with you. Sadly, hardly anyone notices me up here and I am still here waiting for a home. I used to have a home, but got returned when a new member came to the family. Now I just wait, still hoping there is someone out there who will pet me and love me. I am at Eglin Pet Welfare, which is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 678-5066 or visit petwelfare.netWellness Center can help make 2009 healthier Autos for Sale Autos for Sale Autos for Sale Autos for Sale Autos for Sale Autos for Sale Autos for Sale Eglin Flyer Classified 2006 CHEVROLET TAHOE LS 2002 CHEVROLET CORVETTE HUD (2) TOPS LOW MILES 2008 DODGE AVENGER SXT $12,9902007 CHEVY HHR LT EXTRA CLEAN $10,990 2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA $8,690 STEAL! LOWEST PRICE AVAILABLE!$13,889 2004 FORD RANGER EDGE SUPER CAB V6 $9,990 2008 FORD FOCUS SE 2D $10,990$19,998 2003 DODGE DURANGO SLT 3RD ROW $7,990 2004 FORD MUSTANG AT GOOD MILES $8,885Only 15 Minutes from the Air Force Base Trades Welcome 100% Financing Available on all Vehicles Lowest Prices Anywhere 2006 JEEP WRANGLER X 4X4 AT 23K MILES 6 CYL $13,990 2006 FORD F-150 XLT X-CAB $13,988 2004 NISSAN MAXIMA SL 2006 LINCOLN TOWN CAR DESIGNER, SHOW ROOM $17,980 2005 MERCURY MONTERY SHOWROOM LEATHER $9,980 2006 GMC SIERRA REG CAB AT V6 $8,990 2002 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT VERY NICE!$7,990 2003 VOLKSWAGON JETTA GLS 44K MILES AT SUNROOF $7,990 2005 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S 35K MILES! $11,890 2007 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS 4D $11,895 2007 PONTIAC G6 GT $12,988 2005 GMC SIERRA 1500 19K MILES V8 $9,990 2004 FORD RANGER XLT SUPER CAB V6 LOW MILES $8,890 2004 TOYOTA TUNDRA SRA ACCESS CAB, TRD, 45K MILES $11,890 UNIVERSALMOTORCARS.COM REDUCED!$13,899 4320 Commons Dr. Destin, FL32541 Next to Walmart 850-269-2000 2007 FORD EDGE SE 4D CROSSOVER SUV $13,988