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Inside


Stay well
A
disease
con-
tain-
ment
exercise is scheduled
for February. See
page 2.
Stop that hunger
You don't have to eat
sugar and processed
foods to satisfy your
hunger.
See
story, s
page 3.

Staying alive
The number of U.S.
deaths in Iraq declined
drastically in 2008
from 2007. See
page 5.
Spread the word
The Eglin story comes
from many sources,
including airmen
themselves. See story
on page 6.
Don't chew do it
In many ways, smoke-
less tobacco can be
worse than cigarettes.
See page 7.
What's up
Bored?
Check
out the
Flyer
calen-
dar on
page 9.


Leaders weigh in on Obama priorities

Economy takes the top spot;

terror, health care, oil second I 3
By Del Lessard and Kenneth Books
Staff Writers
Prominent local people, no matter what their party
affiliation, agree. The most urgent
priority-and the greatest chal-
lenge-facing Barack Obama is
the faltering economy. Other, sec-
ondary, concerns include the need
for constant vigilance against ter-
rorism, health care, and

oil. ..
A--_mericans' depend ence onforeignl -B d it
On Tuesday, Obama was sworn
in as the country's 44th chief exec-
President utive. The Bay Beacon asked a
Barack Obama variety of local community leaders
what they thought the top priorities should be for the Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Lockoski
new administration, as well as what priorities they
new administration, as w ells what priorites theyDeployed airmen and soldiers gathered in an on-base recreation center at
thought PresidentObamahimselfwouldstress. Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, to watch President Barack Obama's inauguration
address Jan. 20. Service members also watched their commander in chief on
Please see OBAMA, page 9 televisions in dining facilities, fitness centers, offices, and rooms.



Decisions loom forJSF program


General expects early

ruling from president

By Donna Miles
S.,. American Forces Press Service
Decisions about the F-35 Joint
"- Strike Fighter and F-22 Raptor
aircraft programs are expected
Early in President Barack
S.. "Obama's administration.
The F-35 program manager
said Jan. 15 he sees strong support
P for the F-35 from the services,
A .... .t "a allied partners and, so far, on Maj. Gen.
S .....r Capitol Hill. Charles Davis
The F-35 is scheduled to arrive
at Eglin in 2010.
Based on initial indications and inquiries from
Courtesy photo President Obama's administration, Maj. Gen. Charles
R. Davis said he's confident the F-35 program
An F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter takes off from a Lockheed Martin facility in
Fort Worth, Texas, for an initial flight as part of system development testing. Please see JSF, page 4


They keep the peace 24/7 on Eglin


Security forces aim to help, investigate infractions


By Kenneth Books
Managing Editor
Eglin is, for all practical pur-
poses, a city unto itself, with its
own stores, homes, business-
es-and
laws,
including a
security
force to .
make cer-
tain those
laws aren't \
broken.
At any
given time, Tech. Sgt.
about 20 Timothy Greene
military and
10 to 15 civilian employees
work in the base communica-
tions center, the hub of all


police activity on base, said screen and a radio, frequently
Tech. Sgt. Timothy Greene. leaping to his feet to perform
There, dispatchers monitor another critical function in the
radios, a large screen pinpoints operation of the unit.
the location of security vehicles "He makes my life easy,"
and the hubbub of activity is Greene said. He said Gray, like
almost many of
tangible. 'We're not always out trying his secu-
The rity
most an- to suspend your driving privi- counter-
matedof lege for talking on the phone.' parts,
the was
workers -Robert McMenamin selected
during a with a
recent visit was Staff Sgt. Ryan high degree of performance in
Gray, whose job is equivalent to mind.
that of a civilian dispatcher. On the road, security person-
Gray simultaneously answered nel are the eyes and ears of the
questions from other workers base law enforcement effort.
and remote security personnel
and monitored a computer Please see PEACE, page 8


Photos by Kenneth Books
Senior Airman Mark Gossard reports in while his partner, Staff
Sgt. Robert McMenamin, watches.







Friday, January 23, 2009


Disease control critical to base well-being


|Containment exercise Feb. 2


., "A to test Eglin's readiness


Air Force photo by Lois Walsh
Flight surgeon Capt. Frederick Grois, alternate Public Health Emergency Officer, briefs exercise
evaluators while Public Health Specialist Karla Parrish looks on. A Disease Containment Exercise
is scheduled for the week of Feb. 2.


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By Lois Walsh
Team Ealin Public Affairs
As threats to the military
and communities throughout
the world evolve, so does the
need to prepare to meet those
threats head-on.
Being in tune with chemical,
biological, radiological, nuclear
and enhanced conventional
weapons, or CBRNE for short,
is nothing new for airmen.
However, since Sept. 11, 2001,
there is growing concern about
biological agents. These agents,
like pandemic flu, Severe Acute
Respiratory Syndrome, and
bird flu, naturally occur and,
according to Col. Gary
Hurwitz, carry a much wider
footprint than conventional
weapons. He said the potential
impact could be devastating to
a community; and as a real
threat, it is something the mili-
tary needs to prepare for.
Hurwitz, Eglin's Public
Health Emergency Officer and
commander of the 96th
Aerospace Medicine Squadron,
said he is more concerned
about naturally occurring
threats than a terrorist or
nuclear attack in the United
States, though the latter are cer-
tainly possible.
Biological events occur nat-
urally and there's ready access
to the materials that can wreak
havoc, he said.
To prepare for those possi-
bilities, Eglin will hold a full-
operation capability Disease
Containment Exercise the week
of Feb. 2. It's a chance for on-
base agencies to show full-
operational capability. It also
gives Eglin the nod by higher
headquarters that its personnel
are recognized as being ready
to respond to a disease threat.
Hurwitz said a public health
emergency officer slot has been
added to every base. There is
also a plan dedicated to disease
containment (AFI 10-2604) that
provides a customized level of
response for the installation.
And while this added require-


ment does increase the work-
load, he's pleased that the dis-
ease threat is "is getting an
appropriate level of attention."
The colonel knows that exercis-
ing checklists and playing
through scenarios is crucial to
base preparedness, even though
on-base personnel might be
inconvenienced during the
week.
"Exercises help us evaluate
our strengths and weaknesses
so we can better respond and
execute efficiently to any event
scenario, be it man-made or
otherwise," the colonel said.
Part of the exercise will be
interacting with local commu-
nity response teams. Hurwitz
said working together is indis-
pensable because biological
threats are not going to be iso-
lated events.
"We are, in effect, a suburb
of the greater community," he
said. "We are so integrated, it's
unrealistic to say the military is
planning for its own event
because we live and intermin-
gle with one another."
In 2005, the military adopt-
ed a command structure that
mirrors what was in place for
civilian response teams. Now
response is planned in a way
that is integrated across the
board.
"When we stand up the
Emergency Operations Center
and the community does, they
are parallel," Hurwitz said.
A passing score on the exer-
cise does not mean the check-
lists go back on the shelf for
another year. The colonel said
there is a formalized ongoing
education plan and "definitive
guidance to provide key and
functional leader training on a
regular basis." He said disease
threats are constantly evolving
and scenarios addressing them
will be incorporated into future
exercises.
"The bottom line is nothing
is going to affect the communi-
ty that isn't going to affect
Eglin," Hurwitz said.


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Youth Baseball

Registration
Registration is being con-
ducted early, weekdays
through Jan. 30, to determine
if Eglin will have enough
players to have a Youth
Baseball League.
If the base does not have a
baseball league, it 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. Games are played
April 13 through May 29.
Complete registration details
are available at the Youth
Center or online at
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Paqe 3


Kill that hunger and still stay healthy
Kill that hunger and still stay healthy


By Debbi Thornton, RN
Civilian Health Promotion Service
If your workplace is like
many offices, the snack food
options leave something to be
desired.
Often at the desk or on the
run for much of the day, avail-
able food options might be tasty,
but can be loaded with fat and
sugar, preservatives, and ingredi-
ents no one has ever heard of,
much less can pronounce.
The break room may have
vending machines stocked with
soda, instead of water and 100
percent fruit juices, and chips and
candy, instead of low-fat crackers
and granola bars. Co-workers
may bring in doughnuts or cakes
on a regular basis and group
lunches consist of ordering pizza
or someone picks up fast food for


the group.
It is definitely a challenge to
maintain a healthy weight and
lifestyle with all these tempting
choices around. Try these helpful
tips that stress eating foods and
snacks that will keep you full and
help maintain weight even in a
tempting environment.
Breakfast-Replace dough-
nuts and snack cakes with foods
filled with fiber, protein and even
a bit of healthy fat. This will pro-
vide. i -. throughout the morn-
ing and won't leave you feeling
tired after the sugar has worn off.
Quick and easy choices for work
include granola bars, fresh fruit,
yogurt and oatmeal sweetened
with a dab of applesauce or fruit
jam. Cereal, dry or with skim
milk, with a small handful of
walnuts or almonds can also be


satisfying. Make muffins at home
using canola oil when baking and
add fruit or walnuts to the batter.
Lunch/ Dinner-Sandwiches
are healthy when made with
whole wheat bread and filled
with lean meat such as chicken,
turkey, tuna, deli sliced ham or
roast beef. Add lettuce, spinach
leaves, tomato, or a slice of avo-
cado. Cottage cheese with fruit
such as pineapple, pears, or
strawberries adds protein and
fiber that will keep your hunger
satisfied through the afternoon.
Bring leftover lean meats, veg-
etables, and soup to reheat at
work. A small baked potato can
be a quick and healthy lunch,
topped with salsa, chopped veg-
etables or some plain yogurt.
Snacks-Healthy snacks need
not be bland or boring. Apple


slices with peanut butter provide
natural sugar and protein. Try
low-fat crackers and a few slices
of fat-free cheese or string cheese
with a handful of raisins. Celery
with a dab of peanut butter or
dipped in yogurt as well as slices
of fresh oranges and grapefruit
can be refreshing. Strips of red
and green peppers, carrots, broc-
coli, or cauliflower, with a little
fat-free or low-fat dressing for
dipping, are great snacks. You
can also make your own trail mix
using almonds, walnuts, raisins,
dried fruit and whole grain cere-
al. Pretzels, fruit ices, or air-
popped popcorn are also quick,
healthy snacks.
Making changes on the job is
not as difficult as it sounds,
although it may take a bit of
planning and time. A good place


to start is with granola bars, oat-
meal bars, packs of instant oat-
meal and instant grits. Nuts, such
as almonds and walnuts, and a
variety of low-fat crackers, boxes
of raisins and other dried fruits
can be purchased in bulk. Cans
of fruit such as mandarin
oranges, applesauce and pineap-
ple are great to eat alone or com-
bined with cottage cheese. Buy
bottled water or better yet, invest
in a water cooler. Stock a variety
of 100 percent fruit juices instead
of soda.
When the occasional box of
doughnuts or birthday cake does
show up at the office, make a
point of eating a nutritious break-
fast first. You may find yourself
passing on the sugary tempta-
tions, or being satisfied with only
a bite or two.


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Eglin 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the BX
parking lot.
The mobile office offers
Florida drivers a chance to renew
licenses, reinstate licenses,
change names and addresses,
receive motorcycle endorsements
(a Motorcycle Safety Foundation
completion card required) and


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cards.
New drivers licenses require
two forms of ID (one must be a
U.S. birth certificate, U.S. pass-
port, approved INS document or
a drivers license from another
approved state).
Fingerprinting and testing are
not provided.
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projects.
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Friday, January 23, 2009


Paqe 4


Team Lean Challenge


runs March 2-May 29


Team Lean Challenge is a
command-wide initiative
designed to help the AFMC
workforce develop a healthier
lifestyle by instilling good
habits, building a
nutrition/exercise routine and
losing weight in a safe, healthy
manner.
Team Lean Challenge runs
March 2 through May 29.
Enrollment takes place in two
phases. Online enrollment runs
Feb. 2-27. Airmen who don't
currently have an account can
log onto afmcwellness.com
and take the health risk
appraisal to access the site.
Official weigh-ins will be
conducted weekdays, Feb. 19-
26, 7:30-9:30 a.m., and Feb.


27, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the
Fitness Annex/HAWC, Bldg.
843, 2nd floor.
Individuals will be grouped
in teams. Awards will be pre-
sented to the three teams with
the highest percentage of
weight loss, the individual with
the highest percentage of
weight loss and the unit with
the highest participation.
A Health Expo will be held
Feb. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at
the Fitness Annex/HAWC.
This AFMC program is
open to all DoD active duty
members and appropriated
fund AFMC civilians.
For more information, call
the Fitness Center
Annex/HAWC. 883-9127.


JSF
From page I
begun during the Clinton admin-
istration will continue, even if
budget restraints force scale-
backs. Davis made the comments
in Washington, D.C., as keynote
speaker at a Brookings Institution
forum, "The Joint Strike Fighter
and Beyond"'
"Support throughout what
appears to be three administra-
tions has been relatively consis-
tent," he said. "As of yet, we see
no reason that that support is
going to change. There is nobody
on Capitol Hill who has said they
want to cancel the Joint Strike
Fighter."
That doesn't mean, he
acknowledged, that the program
to develop the next-generation
strike aircraft weapon system for
the Navy, Air Force, Marine
Corps and allied countries might
not get scaled back.
Davis conceded he gets many
questions about the F-35's cost-


expected to be $80 million to $90
million, depending on the vari-
ant-and delivery schedule. And
if fewer aircraft are built, each
will cost even more.
"We lose two airplanes in our
(fiscal 2009) appropriation, and
every other one of the airplanes
being bought in that year goes up
$3 million," he said.
Another consideration, he
said, is the cost of maintaining
the aging legacy fleets the F-35
would replace if production is
cut.
Tuesday, William Lynn,
Obama's deputy defense secre-
tary nominee, told the Senate
Armed Services Committee it
would be "very difficult" for the
Defense Department to keep all
its weapons systems development
programs on track in tight budget
times.
Lynn said at his confirmation
hearing he'll push for a speedy
Quadrennial Defense Review to
set priorities through fiscal 2015,
and expects the tactical aviation


force modernization issue to play
heavily in those considerations.
In written responses submitted
to the committee, Lynn recog-
nized the capabilities of both the
F-22 and F-35 aircraft -particu-
larly when considered together.
"The F-22 is the most
advanced tactical fighter in the
world and, when combined with
the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, will
provide the nation with the most
capable mix of fifth-generation
aircraft available for the foresee-
able future," he said.
The F-22, to replace the lega-
cy F-15 fleet, brings "tremendous
capability" and is a critical ele-
ment of the department's overall
tactical aircraft force structure,
Lynn said. The F-35, on the other
hand, "will provide the founda-
tion for the department's tactical
air force structure."
The F-35 is the first aircraft to
be developed within the Defense
Department to meet the needs of
three services, with three variants
being developed simultaneously.


It will replace the legacy F-16
aircraft for the Air Force and the
F/A-18 and AV-8 aircraft for the
Navy and Marine Corps, as well
as numerous legacy aircraft for
the international partners partici-
pating in the F-35 program, Lynn
told the Senate committee.
So the big question, he said, is
determining the appropriate mix
between the two aircraft. "If con-
finned, I would expect this to be
a key issue for the early strategy
and program-budget reviews that
the department will conduct over
the next few months," he said.
Defense Secretary Robert M.
Gates has made no secret of his
interest in reaching a decision
and moving forward. During a
June visit to Langley Air Force
Base, Va., he told airmen at Air
Combat Command the new
administration will have to deter-
mine the proper balance between
the two aircraft.
"End the debate, make a deci-
sion and move on," Gates said.
"'Start getting stuff built' is just


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so important.'"
Davis told the Brookings
Institution audience Jan. 15,
"support from all three services
has never been stronger" for the
F-35 program.
The Marine Corps, slated to
receive the "B" variant that has a
vertical-lift capability, has been
"the most vocal, avid and fervent
customer," Davis said. The
Marine Corps leadership expects
the F-35 to become "the most
effective air platform they have
ever had," he said. "Looking at
their history of how they have
used airplanes, that is quite a bold
statement."
Similarly, the Navy, to receive
the aircraft's "C" variant
designed for carrier launches,
"has never been more supportive
of the program," Davis said. He
noted that the Navy has been
"hlinli;.;g aggressively" to keep its
aircraft carriers fully outfitted.
In addition, the Air Force rec-
ognizes the need for a comple-
mentary mix of aircraft to meet
its mission requirements, he said.
Its "A" variant of the F-35 will
provide conventional take-off and
landing capabilities.
Meanwhile, nine partner
nations continue to support the
program, with other countries
considering signing on, too,
Davis said. The F-35 program
represents the first time in mili-
tary procurement history that the
United States has partnered with
another nation to build an aircraft
from the ground up.
"We believe that the coalition
that was put in place when they
signed up for this program is
probably stronger than ever now,"
Davis said.
This partnership, he said,
brings the concept of coalition
integration to a whole new level.
In addition to funding and devel-
oping the F-35 together, the part-
ners plan to use a single system
to sustain it-sharing spares and
repair capabilities to reduce costs.
"There is something unique
that Joint Strike Fighter offers
that other programs I have seen
do not," he said.
The big challenge for now,
Davis said, is to take advantage
of the latest manufacturing
processes to get the production
line moving ahead.
"Even the manufacturing lines
for some of our newest fighters,
the F-22, started in the late '80s
and early '90s," he said. "We
have progressed almost two
decades in manufacturing tech-
nology, but we have never really
tried it out on a full-scale pro-
gram."


Reading

list
Airman 1st Class Zachary
Vaughn, Air Combat
Command, reads a book
from the Chief of Staff's
2009 reading list at the
Bateman Library, Langley
Air Force Base, Va. Gen.
Norton Schwartz carefully
selected the 12 books that
make up this year's list
because they contribute to
an airman's professional
development, which is one
of his key priorities. ACC
airmen can check to see if
their library has these
books available at:
http://accc.sirsi.net/uht-
bin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/49.
Air Force photo by
Master Sgt. Steven Goetsch


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Paqe 5


U.S. deaths in Iraq decrease in 2008


By John J. Kruzel
American Forces Press Service
The number of U.S. military
fatalities in Iraq in 2008 fell
two-thirds compared to the pre-
vious year, underscoring an
improvement in security amid
upcoming provincial elections.
Last year's casualty figure-
314-marks a sharp reduction
from 2007 when 904 troops
died. The 2008 tally comes on
the heels of a week in which
the number of daily attacks in
Iraq dropped nearly 95 percent
compared to the same time last
year.
"This is a dramatic improve-


ment of safety throughout the
country," Army Brig. Gen.
David G. Perkins, a
Multinational Force Iraq
spokesman, told reporters in
Baghdad last week, when the
average number of daily attacks
in Iraq was 10, compared to
180 a year earlier.
He added that the country's
murder rates have dropped
below levels that existed before
the start of American operations
in Iraq. In November, the ratio
was .9 per 100,000 people.
Military and Defense
Department officials have
attributed security gains over


the past year to a host of fac-
tors, including the now-com-
pleted surge of U.S. forces,
Sunni fighters aligning them-
selves with Iraqi and coalition
forces to help purge al-Qaida
and maintain security, and a
cease-fire pledge by prominent
Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr,
who controlled several militias.
Overall violence in Iraq has
fallen some 80 percent since
the surge of 33,000 U.S. forces
began in January 2007.
Speaking in October about
the reduced bloodshed in Iraq,
Navy Adm. Mike Mullen,
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of


Eglin mentoring program



gains steady momentum


Staff, emphasized the role of
reinvigorated counterinsurgency
tactics.
Put simply, counterinsur-
gency is a form of warfare in
which a civilian population is in
the center of a tug-of-war
between an insurgency and the
forces attempting to stop it. The
Army and Marine Corps in late
2006 published a counterinsur-
gency strategy written by a host


of contributors, including Army
Gen. David H. Petraeus, who
implemented its tenets while
serving for 20 months as the
top U.S. commander in Iraq.
"In my view, what really
turned it around was the coun-
terinsurgency tactics our troops
embraced and perfected,"
Mullen said Oct. 8 at the annual
Association of the U.S. Army
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By Minty Knighton
Team Eglin Public Affairs
Donna Stapleton had seen her
share of hardships and this day as
she drove away from the base,
she cried. Only this time her cry
was for joy that a chance she
took to speak out on a mentoring
program made a difference.
The Eglin Mentorship
Program is into its first quarter
and is gaining momentum.
"I'm really pleased," said
Stapleton, chairman of the men-
toring program and administra-
tive assistant for the 96th
Communications
Squadron. "I believe it's
going really well." 'Fee
The mentoring pro-
gram was Stapleton's m 0
brainchild. It began with
a conversation she had pe
with a senior leader. The
conversations became
more involved and more
frequent and Stapleton realized
the senior leader was indeed
mentoring her. While attending
an Eglin Partnership Council
meeting, a meeting between
Eglin leadership and some union
representatives, someone asked if
anyone had anything to say and
Stapleton spoke up.
"I stepped out of my comfort
zone and just said it... Eglin
needs a mentoring program."
Col. Arnold Bunch, vice com-
mander for the Air Armament
Center, liked the idea.


"I view mentoring as critical
for the Air Force," said Bunch.
"We as senior leadership have an
obligation to pass along lessons
learned to men and women and
to prepare those men and women
to take our place. I believe men-
toring will do that."
The mentoring program has
indeed started off strong and has
grown quickly. Stapleton and her
volunteer committee have
matched many mentors and
mentees.
The program focuses on civil-
ian employees and has about 117
participants base-wide.

edback has been, for tl
st part, positive, with f
)ple dropping out.'
-Donna Sta

"Feedback has been, for the
most part, positive," said
Stapleton, "with few people
dropping out."
"But we've also had a couple
of mentees receive new positions
with promotion. We can't say as
of yet it was because of the men-
toring program; but it's promis-
ing."
"Most of our participants are
mentees and many of our men-
tors are paired with more than
one mentee," said Stapleton.
"Also, some mentees don't know


how to really communicate or
ask the right questions to their
mentors."
To remedy some of the men-
tor/mentee communication
issues, the mentoring committee
set up base A3 courses. Two to
five courses are offered monthly.
"The training focuses on com-
munication skills, leadership and
team building to help them be
better leaders," said Tech. Sgt.
Jeremy Clements, program com-
mittee volunteer and instructor
for the 372nd Training
Detachment.
The eight or so volunteers
who work on the com-
he mittee are dedicated,
many times staying
*ew hours on end after com-
pleting their primary
duties.
pleto "Our team is awe-
S some," said Stapleton.
"I love the challenge. I
never thought it would be as well
received. In fact people are
enthused and are asking when it
will be open to the entire base.
It's very exciting!"
Stapleton has great hopes for
the future of this mentoring pro-
gram, thinking maybe it will even
outlast her tenure at Eglin. But
it's her one action, reaching out-
side her comfort zone and speak-
ing out, that made a step toward
helping others.
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make a difference?


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Room at the inn
Bea Anderson, 919th Services Flight, helps a guest at the lobby front desk of the newly re-
opened Duke Inn Visiting Quarters. The three-story lodging facility officially re-opened
Thursday, Jan. 15, after an 18-month, $5.6 million renovation project brought state-of-the-art
amenities to a facility that for years failed to meet Air Force lodging standards. The renova-
tion, funded by Air Force Reserve Command, features 48 private rooms with full baths,
queen-size beds, two handicapped-accessible rooms, a guest elevator and a lobby business
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$29M in pacts awarded


The Air Force awarded a
firm fixed-price contract to the
McDonnell Douglas Corp., St.
Louis, Mo., for $13,835,952.
This will authorize McDonnell
to provide various test assets in
support of The Small Diameter
Bomb I program for
aircraft/weapon integration for
threshold and follow-on air-
craft. At this time, $13,835,952
has been obligated. The con-


tracting activity is 681
ARSS/PK, Eglin.
The Air Force modified a
contract with Raytheon Co.,
Tucson, Ariz., for $12,247,290.
This contract action will pro-
vide a miniature air-launched
decoy jammer Block II program
contract for a 14-month concept
refinement study for data link
and increased effective radiated
power. At this time, $9 million


has been obligated. The con-
tracting activity is 692
ARSS/PK, Eglin.
The Air Force is modifying a
contract with Raytheon Co.,
Tucson Ariz., for $6,736,211.
This contract is a modification
to the AMRAAM Production
Lot 22 contract. The entire
amount has been obligated.
695ARSS, Eglin, is the con-
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Eglin military,


civilians can help


spread the word


By Jasmine DeNamur
Team Ealin Public Affairs
The history of Eglin Air
Force Base spans nearly seven
decades, and from the past to
the present, each chapter has
been and is kept alive in the
community by the base's very
own airmen.
Team Eglin members have
played crucial roles in promot-
ing the Eglin story from high-
lighting programs through writ-
ing articles to assisting with
tours as subject matter experts.
"Leading tours gives airmen
the opportunity to work on their
public speaking skills. There is
a multitude of information and
"gee whiz" nuggets of knowl-
edge about the base that are fun
to share," said 1st Lt. Eric
Zimmermann, Air Force
Research Laboratory avionics
control engineer.
Team Eglin Public Affairs
receives several tour requests
per month, ranging anywhere
from single-person visits to
large international organizations
such as high schools, universi-
ties and military groups.
"I was a tour leader for an
ROTC cadet group that came
here for a week of exposure to
the 'real' Air Force. I led the
tour and tried to tell them as
much as I possibly could about
the developmental engineering
career field," said
Zimmermann.
"At the end of the day, it was
rewarding because the detach-
ment commander wrote my
boss a nice thank you letter and
enclosed one of their unit coins.
Being able to mentor the cadets
was the best part, even if it was
only in a minor capacity the
coin was just icing on the
cake," he said.
Another way airmen tell
Eglin's story is through writing
news and feature articles on
projects and programs unique
to their line of work. Given the
broad spectrum of missions
performed on Eglin, coverage
from members ensures the news
spotlight spans beyond the
exposure the Public Affairs
office is able to provide.
"Being able to write stories
for publication provides a great
venue for us to talk about our
programs and disseminate to a
wide audience," said Marilyn
Leggett, Civilian Health
Promotion Service nurse coor-
dinator. "We have had individu-
als who participated in our pro-
grams say they became more
aware of our mission through
reading our published articles."
Stories submitted to PA are
reviewed for Air Force and
Associated Press publishing
guidelines and are then


approved and posted on Eglin's
official Web site at
www.eglin.af.mil. Not only do
the voices of Eglin's very own
members get heard, they get
worldwide publicity. Articles
posted online can also be pulled
to be used for publication in
local newspapers such as the
Eglin Flyer and even national
publications like the Air Force
Times. The possibilities are
endless.
"We appreciate having this
opportunity to promote our pro-
grams through these vast ven-
ues. I, personally, wouldn't
know how I could get the word
out about our services if I did-
n't have this opportunity," said
Leggett.
Writing articles may seem
like a daunting task for some,
but for Le -.-.L it is one well
worth the time and effort put
forth for the product.
"All you need is to focus on
the info you want to convey and
what's important to get out to
readers," she said. "I always get
a quick turn-around and it does-
n't take very long for my prod-
uct to get published. What I
find is the spirit of the piece
always comes out once it is
finalized."
Telling Eglin's story can also
be achieved on a personal level
through the base Speakers
Bureau Program. The program
is designed to provide commu-
nity organizations with mem-
bers to speak on topics related
to the Air Force mission and its
careers.
The PA staff receives several
requests throughout the year for
speakers to take part in venues
in the local community. Some
of those venues include cham-
ber of commerce events, uni-
versity career days and local
ceremonies honoring national
holidays such as Memorial Day
and Veterans Day.
"Volunteering is a way of
giving back to the community.
Whether it's out of a sense of
duty, spiritually, personal devel-
opment, or enriching the com-
munity; it's one of those things
in which you get out what you
put into it," said Zimmermann.
There are several base tours
on the horizon. The office is
scheduled to play host to the
following groups within the
next two months and is looking
for Eglin volunteers to help
support them: Maxwell Officer
Training School Feb. 9,
University of Michigan ROTC
Feb. 24, and Southern Illinois
ROTC March 10.
Members interested in sup-
porting tours, writing articles or
speaking at events may contact
Team Eglin PA at 882-3931.


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Friday, January 23, 2009


Smokeless

tobacco

can kill you
By Rickie Trahan
96th Dental Squadron
Did you know that oral cancer
is the sixth most common form of
cancer?
Tobacco companies are mar-
keting spit tobacco with flavors
such as berry blend, mint, winter-
green, apple blend, vanilla and
cherry to increase sales. These
companies even advertise that spit
tobacco is better than cigarettes
because it won't make your hair,
clothes and breath smell like an
ashtray. But it's not something
that could be considered date bait.
What is attractive about a bulging
cheek? Not to mention gunk
stuck in your teeth, permanently
discolored teeth and the constant
need to spit?
Let's take a closer look at
smokeless tobacco products.
A person who dips two cans a
week gets the same amount of
nicotine as a person who smokes
one and a half packs a day for
one week. Typically a person who
dips or chews will over time
increase the number of times
tobacco is used in a day or
change to a stronger brand to sat-
isfy the nicotine cravings.
The following is a short survey
to indicate a person's addiction to
nicotine:
-I no longer get dizzy or sick
when I dip/chew.
-I dip more often and in dif-
ferent settings.
-I've switched to a stronger
tobacco or I dip more often.
-I swallow juice from my
tobacco regularly.
-I sometimes sleep with
tobacco in my mouth.
-I dip or chew first thing in
the morning.
-I find it hard to go more
than several hours without
smokeless tobacco.
-I have strong cravings when
I go without.
The more items you check, the
more likely that you are addicted
to smokeless tobacco.
Among the severe effects are
precancerous lesions of the mouth
called leukoplakia, white scaly
patches found in the mouth where
tobacco is placed. Studies have
shown that 60-70 percent of
tobacco users have oral lesions.
Leukoplakia lesions can become
cancerous 3-5 percent of the time.
The use of smokeless tobacco
increases your risk for oral can-
cer; which includes cancer of the
mouth, throat, cheek, gums, lips
and tongue.
The American Association of
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
recommends this procedure for
oral cancer self exams:
-Use a flashlight or bright
light to see inside your mouth
-Remove any dental appli-
ances
-Facing the mirror, look and
feel inside your lips and front of
gums
-Pull your cheek out to see
the inside of your cheek and
gums
-Feel for lumps or enlarged
lymph nodes in both sides of
neck and under the jaw
For more information on quit-
ting, call the Health and Wellness
Center at 883-8022. Given all the
chemicals and side affects of
smokeless tobacco, it definitely
will not leave a sweet taste in
you.


Photos by Sarah Clauson

Kings of the court
Both Eglin and Hurlburt No. 1 teams went undefeated in the Martin Luther King Basketball Tournament at Eglin Fitness Center
Saturday, Jan. 17. At left, Stanton Simmons leaped over a Hurlburt No. 2 player for the score. At right, Cornelius Holloway scores on
a nice layup just before the buzzer sounded the end of the first half. Eglin defeated Hurlburt No. 2, 91-79.


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PEACE
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The vehicles are equipped with
in-car recorders to tape the
actions and words of potentially
abusive prisoners and to record
the impressions of the security
officers themselves. They're
also used to record DUI stops.
Some vehicles contain comput-
ers. All have racks for large
weapons.
Driving a security Chevrolet
Tahoe recently were Staff Sgt.
Robert McMenamin and Senior
Airman Mark Gossard. Both
chose security work, but for dif-
ferent reasons.
"Initially, I was EOD
(Explosive Ordnance Disposal),"
McMenamin, an Indiana native,
said. But that didn't work out,
"so I chose this field. I like
being outside and always doing
something different."
Gossard tried to match up a
military field with a civilian job










Staff Sgt. John
Fowler stands
watch in front of
a base residence
whose carport
support was ^ --
damaged.


he could slide into if he decides
to leave the Air Force after his
six-year enlistment is up.
"There aren't many jobs back
home," Gossard, who hails from
Pittsburgh, Pa., said. "It was
who you knew. In this job,
things aren't always the same."
Before an airman is entrusted
with base law enforcement,
McMenamin said, he must
attend a 14-week security force
school at Lackland Air Force
Base, San Antonio. After that,
the on-the-job training is exten-
sive, including weapons qualifi-
cation with the baton and pepper
spray, and radar and laser certifi-
cation.
He said new arrivals to the
force undergo a strict regimen
designed to ensure quality con-
trol. They're rated on the per-
formance of their duties and are
subjected to written, oral, com-
puter-based and practical tests.
It's a demanding job. Failure
can have dire-even fatal-
implications. While much of the


M T2 M


crime on base is relatively
minor-traffic violations, petty
theft, transitory violence-the
security forces are there to keep
things under control, to maintain
a peaceful environment and to
protect everyone on base, the
guilty and the innocent.
During McMenamin's and
Gossard's recent 2-10 p.m. shift,
they received a call that govern-
ment and private property had
been damaged and a possible
narcotics offense had been com-
mitted within the same residen-
tial neighborhood.
A portion of a carport had
been damaged on one home. It
appeared that someone had
backed into it and broken off the
plaster on a pillar holding up the
roof. Across the street, inside an
abandoned home scheduled for
demolition, graffiti had been
sprayed on the walls and a
homemade bong-a waterpipe
for smoking marijuana-was
found.
The security forces, under
McMenamin's supervision, pho-
tographed and measured the
extent of the damage to the pillar
while special investigators
examined the contents of the
abandoned residence.
Youngsters frequently break
into homes earmarked for
destruction, McMenamin said.
He said it's obvious the break-
ins are committed by young peo-
ple by the nature of graffiti and
materials found.
"It's been a big problem," he
said. "People keep breaking in."
And when they do, he said, it's
usually to create a party head-
quarters.
McMenamin said nobody has
been charged to his knowledge
with such break-ins.
After some time, the special
investigators said they could find
no drugs on the premises, so


Friday, January 23, 2009


Photos by Kenneth Books
Senior Airman Mark Gossard measures the extent of damage to
a carport pillar while Airman 1st Class Brad McFall watches.


McMenamin and Gossard decid-
ed it was a good time to go
"before people wonder whether
there was a murder here,"
McMenamin quipped.
The best part of the security
job, McMenamin said, is, "On
busy days, there's a lot to do. It
makes the time go quickly. You
talk to a lot of people and offer a
lot of help."
"We're not always out trying
to suspend your driving privilege
for talking on the phone," he
said.
But it's not all tea and crum-
pets.
"There's a lot of down time
sometimes," McMenamin said.
"And security has one of the
highest deployment rates in the
Air Force." He said security
forces are deployed every 12 to
15 months for at least six
months at a time.
Gossard echoed his counter-
part's sentiments about the best
part of the work.
"You're keeping busy, not sit-
ting around and waiting for
something to happen," he said.


But the worst, he said, is "the
other end of the spectrum. I
don't like the down time. I like
to keep busy, seeing the fruits of
your labor."
Because of the extensive
down time, during routine
patrols, which Gossard said
some airmen enjoy, he's consid-
ering cross-training, possibly
into intelligence. He said when
he was first tested for aptitudes,
he was told he had the scores for
intelligence, "but I couldn't find
a civilian counterpart to it."
Now, however, he's consider-
ing the merits of an Air Force
career. And, having received
training and practical experience
in police work, he may be ready
for something different some-
time in the future.
Right now, however,
McMenamin, Gossard, Greene,
Gray and their dozens of fellow
security force members are the
buffer, protecting airmen walk-
ing and driving the streets of
Eglin from petty crime, poten-
tially disastrous traffic problems
and other hazards.


Officers group



chooses leaders


The Northwest Florida
Military Officers Association
(NWFMOA) held an installa-
tion ceremony during its
January general
membership/breakfast meeting
at the Eglin Officers Club.
Members elected to office
for 2009 are W. D. "Bill" Van
Hoesen, president, Kenneth M.
Wright, 1st vice president,
Scott W. Berry, secretary and
William F. Ryan, treasurer.
New directors are James
Summitt, Robert Garcia,
Charles Heifner, Karlynne
Akos and Robert Padden.
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) LeRoy
Manor emphasized the value of
the group's continuing work to
influence legislative efforts to
help today's wounded warriors.
He looked to the future when
these fighters will have
received the best medical treat-
ment in the world and still
need the support of a grateful
nation. He said it is the associ-
ation's job to keep this obliga-


tion before the nation's lead-
ers.
NWFMOA is an affiliate of
the Military Officers
Association of America, the
nation's largest and most influ-
ential association of military
officers. It is an independent,
nonprofit, politically nonparti-
san organization. The approxi-
mately 500 members of the
NWFMOA participate in
monthly breakfast meetings, an
annual military ball and in a
number of military and civic
projects, including the monthly
newsletter, "The Defender,"
Operation Homecoming,
Fisher House and others.
Current and former com-
missioned and warrant officers
of the seven uniformed servic-
es are qualified to hold mem-
bership.
For more information and
assistance in processing
through Security at Eglin Air
Force Base, call Bill Van
Hoesen at 225.2957.


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Blood drives for January
Northwest Florida Blood
Services Blood Mobile calendar
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.
Co-ed volleyball league
The First United Methodist
Church, Niceville, will offer a co-
ed volleyball league for adults and
high school students. People can
sign up as an individual or as a
team. Teams may consist of six
people; at least two team members
must be of the opposite sex. Early
registration is $40 through Feb. 13.
Late registration is $50 with final


registration Feb. 20. Games will be
Monday nights, March 9-April 27.
For information, call 678-2821 or
download the application at fumc-
niceville.org/recreation.
Tax reception desk
Volunteers are needed to run the
reception desk at the Tax Center


during tax season. No
training or previous
experience is required. .
Anyone with an ID "*
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Help is needed during \
two shift times: 8-11 a.m. or 12:30-
3:30 p.m. through April. Volunteers
will work once a week. More


information: Susan Reaves, 882-
1040 or e-mail
susan.reaves @eglin.af.mil.

Power Hour
The Power Hour exercise class
incorporates strength and resistance
training which can transform your
whole body within one hour. This


Artificial

intelligence
Dr. Ken Ford, director of the
Institute for Human and
Machine Cognition,
Pensacola, will speak Friday,
Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. on artificial
intelligence, cognitive sci-
ence, and human-centered
computing during a free lec-
ture titled "Inventing the
Future at IHMC" at Northwest
Florida State College. The lec-
ture, part of the Science
Friday seminars, will be held
in the Robert E. Greene Jr.
Science Building, room S-110.
For more information, call
729-5376.
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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
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Dive flight meeting
The Eglin Yacht Club Dive
Please see CALENDAR, page 10


OBAMA
From page I

Dist. 1 Congressman Jeff
Miller,
Rep.,
Chumuckla,
said, "I hope
the Obama
administra-
tion focuses
on the econ-
omy early in
the term.
Many Jeff Miller
Americans
are hurting, and I think stimulat-
ing the economy with tax relief
would be a wise start. We're not
going be able to spend our way
into prosperity."
Miller continued: "President
Obama also needs to continue to
support the efforts in Afghanistan
and Iraq so that we do not lose
ground on the progress we've
made over the last 18 months."
Okaloosa County Schools
Superintendent Alexis Tibbetts
said that while education is, of
course, her chief focus, she's sure
the economy will be the top prior-
ity for the new president.
Maintaining high quality edu-
cation in the U.S. during bad eco-
nomic climate will be challenging
for the new administration, but
Tibbetts is
hopeful
based on
Obama's
selection of
Arne
Duncan as

Education.
As schools
superintend- Alexis Tibbetts
ent in
Chicago, Duncan has been a non-
polarizing figure and has support-
ed the same priorities that she
does-science, technology, engi-
neering and math, as well as an
emphasis on pre-kindergarten for
4-year-olds, Tibbetts said.
"As the financial crisis contin-
ues, she said, the public needs to
understand that schools won't be
able to deliver the same level of
services.
Okaloosa County
Administrator Jim Curry said
he's sure that the economy and
the war will be Obama's priori-
ties. "But if I had his ear I would


like to put right at the top, lower-
ing our dependence on foreign
oil," Curry said.
When gasoline was $4 a gal-
lon, it was a huge priority for the
government,
but now the
issue is like
a balloon
that is
almost out
of air, Curry
said.
Without
lessening
our depend-
ence on for- Jim Curry
eign sources of oil through
domestic production and or devel-
oping renewable sources of ener-
gy, the U.S. will face the same
problem in the future, he said.
"The top priority of President
Obama will be the economy, of
course; he doesn't have any
choice," said David Goetsch, a
business expert and provost of the
Fort Walton Beach campus of
Northwest Florida State College.
"It's also at
the top of
my list," he
said,
"Americans
still vote
their wal-
lets."
At the
same time,
Goetsch David Goetsch
expressed
the fear that Americans' reliance
on government to solve the coun-
try's economic problems will
result in more headaches in the
future. "The laws of economics
and the laws of politics often
clash," he said.
Retention of existing jobs and
creation of new ones are the top
priorities suggested by Larry
Sassano, head of the Okaloosa
County Economic Development
Council. He
said he feels
that
Okaloosa
County is
poised to
lead Florida
out of the
recession
with the
influx of
construction Larry Sassano
dollars tied to the planned basing
of the Army 7th Special Forces


Group at Eglin Air Force Base,
followed by planned training
facilities for the Joint Strike
Fighter.
Sassano said the president's
top three priorities appear to be:
1) jobs and the economy; 2) halt-
ing foreclosures in the housing
market; 3) freeing up borrowing
for consumers.
"Clearly their first priority is
the economy," said Niceville busi-
nesswoman and Democratic Party
State Committeewoman Judy
Byrne Riley. "I would agree with
that." She
continued,
"second, the
war in Iraq
and speed-
ing up the
withdrawal
and coordi-
nating with
the goverm-
ment there"
would be the Judy Byrne
priority of Riley
the new administration and her-
self.
State Sen. Don Gaetz, a
Niceville Republican, said the top
priority is: "Economy, economy,
economy. We are experiencing
the worst economic downturn
since WWII. We have negative
productivity in many sectors
because of the unavailability of
credit, lack
of confi-
dence and
the effects of
an intema-
tional finan-
cial crisis.
The presi-
dent's first
priority, his
second pri-
ority and his Don Gaetz
third priority need to be the fun-
damentals of the economy."
"I do not believe government
creates prosperity, but government
can place obstacles in the way of
economic activity and govern-
ment can be ill-timed or wrong-
headed in the strategies it uses:'
Gaetz said. "There are things gov-
ernment can do that will harm
economic recovery and things
that will help it. I think the presi-
dent will have to carefully (meas-
ure) the amount of government in
the economy so we don't over-
dose."
"By every indication, the pres-


ident understands that everything
else depends upon recovering this
country's economic vitality,"
Gaetz said. "I'm reading a book
called "Traitor to His Class: The
Privileged Life and Radical
Presidency of Franklin Delano
Roosevelt," by H.W Brands. So
many of the problems we're fac-
ing now parallel difficulties the
country faced in 1932 and 1933,
including lack of confidence in
the economy and greed on Wall
Street. I think Obama is seeing
the same things FDR saw and that
is, until the nation's economy
recovers, very little else will get
done"'
Okaloosa County Democratic
Executive Committee chair
Jerry Mallory said: "I think
what he's making the top priori-
ty is the economy and what
needs to be
done to
quick-start
the situa-
tion, which
seems to be
in free fall.
I'm encour-
aged by
what I'm
hearing on Jerry Mallory
National
Public Radio that both sides of
the aisle seem to be willing to
work together and get this thing
done. I think we'll see some
glimmers of hope very quickly."
Mallory added: "I think he'll
fall back into what his original
intent was-health care. We're
talking about entitlement pro-
grams that seem to be looming
on the horizon and health care is
one that needs to be looked at."
"And then there's also the sit-
uation in Iraq and Afghanistan,
and whether it's cost-effective,"
Mallory said. "That one seems
to be coming to a conclusion in
some way or another."
Economist Rick Harper of
the University of West Florida,
said: "The Obama administra-
tion is inheriting a financial sec-
tor, economic performance and
federal budget disaster. Their
No. 1 priority will necessarily be
getting a fiscal stimulus package
through Congress and then fig-
uring out how to cut spending
dramatically in 2011 and 2012
once recovery is in place. A nor-
mal federal budget deficit would
be from 1 to 3 percent of gross


domestic product, and we ended
up just over 3 percent for 2008.
But the fed-
eral budget
deficit for
just the first
three
months of
the new fis-
cal year,
which began
Oct. 1, was
bigger than Rick Harper
the entire
federal budget deficit for FY
2008. The budget deficit will
likely hit $1.2 trillion for 2009,
which is 8 to 9 percent of GDP."
Peter J. Blome, secretary of
the Libertarian Party of
Okaloosa County, said Obama
should concentrate on increasing
individual rights and safeguard-
ing constitutional rights.
"There should be a reempha-
sis upon the rule of law and
individual rights, which have
been horri-
bly mangled
by the Bush
administra-
tion," Blome
said. "The
concept of
freedom has
been
restricted by
laws in con-
tradiction to Peter Blome
the
Constitution. He should have
greater respect for the concept of
limits to government. Think
about it-if the government
wants to restrict land usage, it
can do it. If the government
wants to monitor individual
movements, it can do it. That's
not a good thing. He needs to
allow the free market to work.
This will be painful, but no
more painful than government
intervention, which may make
things look better, but will just
make things worse."
Blome said he doesn't think
Obama will follow his recom-
mendations, though. "His priori-
ties will be a continuation in
broad terms of the direction the
U.S. government is going
already," Blome said. "There
will be a large intervention into
the economy, a continuation of
our detrimental foreign policy
and the increased socialization
of the American public."


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side of Building 851,
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fun, upbeat class will allow you to
both straighten and tone all you
major muscle groups at one time
using dumbbells and weight bars.
Classes are adjustable to any fitness
level and great for people that need
the motivation of a group environ-
ment or just want to break from
their regular routine. Class time is
Tuesday at 7 a.m. at the Fitness
Center Annex/HAWC. Class
Instructor is Susan Hunter, a
Certified Personal Trainer and
Fitness Instructor with numerous
specialized certifications. Call 883-
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CALENDAR
From page 9
Flight will meet Friday, Jan. 23,
6:30 p.m. in Bldg. 2816. Scuba
divers and those interested in learn-
ing to dive are welcome to attend.
For more information, call Mike
Graham at 882-7525.
Young musicians wanted
Auditions for the Northwest
Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra
will be held Jan. 25, 1
p.m.-2:30 p.m. in the
Orchestra Room at the
Mattie Kelly Arts
Center on the
Niceville Campus.
Auditions are open to strings,
woodwinds, brass and percussion-
ists in grades 6 to 12.
To receive an audition time, stu-
dents should e-mail their name,
age, and instrument type to Liz
Aylor at imastringteacher@cox.net.


Those selected for the youth
orchestra pay membership fees of
$75 to $125 per semester. Some
scholarships are available. Weekly
rehearsals begin Jan. 25 and are
normally scheduled Sundays, 2:30-
4:30 p.m.
The new Junior String Orchestra
is beginning its second semester
and is also seeking new members.
Membership is open to young
string students in grades 4 to 8 who
have at least two years of experi-
ence. It rehearses on Saturday
mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
in the Orchestra Room at the
Mattie Kelly Arts Center. The reg-
istration fee is $125 per semester.
Some scholarships are available.
For more information, contact
Liz Aylor at 651-4308 or at imas-
tringteacher@cox.net.
Federal workers to meet
The National Active and Retired
Federal Employees Association,


Chapter 1428, will meet Jan. 27 at
11 a.m. for lunch at Golden Corral,
Fort Walton Beach, followed by a
noon meeting at Golden Corral. A
representative from the Okaloosa
County Sheriff's Office will speak
on identity theft. For information,
call 678-5678.
Resolution Solution class
Make healthy changes in the
New Year by attending this class 11
a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan.
28, Building 843 (by the Civilian
Health Promotion Service).
Register on A-3. More information:
Marilyn Leggett, 883-8024.
License On Wheels van
The Florida License On Wheels
van (F.L.O.W.) will be
at Eglin 8:30 a.m.-
3:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1
Jan. 28, at the BX
parking lot. E
The mobile office


offers Florida drivers a chance to
renew licenses, to reinstate licens-
es, to change name and address, to
receive motorcycle endorsements (a
Motorcycle Safety Foundation
completion card required) and the
issuing and renewing of Florida
state ID cards. New drivers licens-
es require two forms of ID (one
must be a U.S. birth certificate,
U.S. passport, approved INS docu-
ment or a drivers license from
another approved state).
Fingerprinting and testing are not
provided. More information call
833-9122 or visit
www.hsmv.state.fl.us.
Free Super Bowl party
The Eglin Chapel Singles group
will sponsor a free Super Bowl
party on Sunday, Feb. 1, 5 p.m., at
the Chapel Center Annex. There
will be wings, pizza, chips and bev-
erages with the game shown on a
wide-screen TV. For more informa-


tion, call Dave Nickerson, 882-
4046 or 729-1831.
Black History Month liturgy
The Catholic African-American
Awareness Group of Okaloosa
County invites the public to its
Annual Liturgical Mass
Commemorating Black History
Month Sunday, Feb. 1, at Saint
Mary Catholic Church, 110 St.
Mary Ave., Fort Walton Beach. The
mass will emphasize the rich her-
itage of African-American culture
in the Catholic Church.
The Eglin Brotherhood Choir
will begin the celebration with a
30-minute concert, beginning at 2
p.m. The mass will start at 2:30
p.m. The combined choirs from St.
Joseph and St. Anthony parishes of
Pensacola will provide music dur-
ing the mass. A reception will fol-
low.
Point of contact: Roland
Simmons, president, 729-2573.


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By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service Decisions about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 Raptor aircraft programs are expected early in President Barack Obama’s administration. The F-35 program manager said Jan. 15 he sees strong support for the F-35 from the services, allied partners and, so far, on Capitol Hill. The F-35 is scheduled to arrive at Eglin in 2010. Based on initial indications and inquiries from President Obama’s administration, Maj. Gen. Charles R. Davis said he’s confident the F-35 programBy Kenneth Books Managing Editor Eglin is, for all practical purposes, a city unto itself, with its own stores, homes, businessesand laws, including a security force to make certain those laws aren’t broken. At any given time, about 20 military and 10 to 15 civilian employees work in the base communications center, the hub of all police activity on base, said Tech. Sgt. Timothy Greene. There, dispatchers monitor radios, a large screen pinpoints the location of security vehicles and the hubbub of activity is almost tangible. The most animated of the workers during a recent visit was Staff Sgt. Ryan Gray, whose job is equivalent to that of a civilian dispatcher. Gray simultaneously answered questions from other workers and remote security personnel and monitored a computer screen and a radio, frequently leaping to his feet to perform another critical function in the operation of the unit. “He makes my life easy,” Greene said. He said Gray, like many of his security counterparts, was selected with a high degree of performance in mind. On the road, security personnel are the eyes and ears of the base law enforcement effort. Stay well A disease containment exercise is scheduled for February. See page 2.Stop that hunger You don’t have to eat sugar and processed foods to satisfy your hunger. See story, page 3.Staying aliv e The number of U.S. deaths in Iraq declined drastically in 2008 from 2007. See page 5.Spr ead the wor d The Eglin story comes from many sources, including airmen themselves. See story on page 6.Don’t che w do it In many ways, smokeless tobacco can be worse than cigarettes. See page 7.What’ s up Bored? Check out the Flyer calendar on page 9. Eglin Flyer The hometown paper for Eglin Air Force Base (850) 678-1080 info@eglinflyer.com Friday, January 23, 2009 Inside Please see JSF,page 4 Please see PEACE,page 8 Photos by Kenneth Books Senior Airman Mark Gossard reports in while his partner, Staff Sgt. Robert McMenamin, watches. Courtesy photo An F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter takes off from a Lockheed Martin facility in Fort Worth, Texas, for an initial flight as part of system development testing. They keep the peace 24/7 on EglinSecurity forces aim to help,investigate infractionsBy Del Lessard and Kenneth Books Staff Writers Prominent local people, no matter what their party affiliation, agree. The most urgent priorityand the greatest challengefacing Barack Obama is the faltering economy. Other, secondary, concerns include the need for constant vigilance against terrorism, health care, and Americans’dependence on foreign oil. On Tuesday, Obama was sworn in as the country’s 44th chief executive. The Bay Beacon asked a variety of local community leaders what they thought the top priorities should be for the new administration, as well as what priorities they thought President Obama himself would stress. Leaders weigh in on Obama prioritiesEconomy takes the top spot; terror,health care,oil secondAir Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Lockoski Deployed airmen and soldiers gathered in an on-base recreation center at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, to watch President Barack Obama’s inauguration address Jan. 20. Service members also watched their commander in chief on televisions in dining facilities, fitness centers, offices, and rooms. General expects early ruling from president Please see OBAMA,page 9Decisions loom for JSF program Maj. Gen. Charles Davis President Barack Obama Tech. Sgt. Timothy Greene ‘We’re not always out trying to suspend your driving privilege for talking on the phone.’ Robert McMenamin

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ADisease Containment Exercise is scheduled for the week of Feb. 2. Disease control critical to base well-beingBy Lois Walsh T eam Eglin Public Affairs As threats to the military and communities throughout the world evolve, so does the need to prepare to meet those threats head-on. Being in tune with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and enhanced conventional weapons, or CBRNE for short, is nothing new for airmen. However, since Sept. 11, 2001, there is growing concern about biological agents. These agents, like pandemic flu, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, and bird flu, naturally occur and, according to Col. Gary Hurwitz, carry a much wider footprint than conventional weapons. He said the potential impact could be devastating to a community; and as a real threat, it is something the military needs to prepare for. Hurwitz, Eglin’s Public Health Emergency Officer and commander of the 96th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, said he is more concerned about naturally occurring threats than a terrorist or nuclear attack in the United States, though the latter are certainly possible. Biological events occur naturally and there’s ready access to the materials that can wreak havoc, he said. To prepare for those possibilities, Eglin will hold a fulloperation capability Disease Containment Exercise the week of Feb. 2. It’s a chance for onbase agencies to show fulloperational capability. It also gives Eglin the nod by higher headquarters that its personnel are recognized as being ready to respond to a disease threat. Hurwitz said a public health emergency officer slot has been added to every base. There is also a plan dedicated to disease containment (AFI 10-2604) that provides a customized level of response for the installation. And while this added requirement does increase the workload, he’s pleased that the disease threat is “is getting an appropriate level of attention.” The colonel knows that exercising checklists and playing through scenarios is crucial to base preparedness, even though on-base personnel might be inconvenienced during the week. “Exercises help us evaluate our strengths and weaknesses so we can better respond and execute efficiently to any event scenario, be it man-made or otherwise,” the colonel said. Part of the exercise will be interacting with local community response teams. Hurwitz said working together is indispensable because biological threats are not going to be isolated events. “We are, in effect, a suburb of the greater community,” he said. “We are so integrated, it’s unrealistic to say the military is planning for its own event because we live and intermingle with one another.” In 2005, the military adopted a command structure that mirrors what was in place for civilian response teams. Now response is planned in a way that is integrated across the board. “When we stand up the Emergency Operations Center and the community does, they are parallel,” Hurwitz said. A passing score on the exercise does not mean the checklists go back on the shelf for another year. The colonel said there is a formalized ongoing education plan and “definitive guidance to provide key and functional leader training on a regular basis.” He said disease threats are constantly evolving and scenarios addressing them will be incorporated into future exercises. “The bottom line is nothing is going to affect the community that isn’t going to affect Eglin,” Hurwitz said. Containment exercise Feb.2 to test Eglin’s readiness Youth Baseball RegistrationRegistration is being conducted early, weekdays through Jan. 30, to determine if Eglin will have enough players to have a Youth Baseball League. If the base does not have a baseball league, it 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. 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. 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 ArtistDeborah TiptonReceptionistKaron DeyBookkeeperDennis NealAdvertising RepresentativeStephen SmithAdvertising RepresentativeBunniFarnhamAdvertising RepresentativeSara KentAdvertising DirectorStephen W. KentEditor and PublisherKenneth BooksManaging Editor NEWSPAPER DELIVERYDRIVER NEEDEDEarn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! The Bay Beacon seeks a reliable independent contractor to insert, bag, and deliver newspapers Tuesday night. 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This will provide energy throughout the morning and won’t leave you feeling tired after the sugar has worn off. Quick and easy choices for work include granola bars, fresh fruit, yogurt and oatmeal sweetened with a dab of applesauce or fruit jam. Cereal, dry or with skim milk, with a small handful of walnuts or almonds can also be satisfying. Make muffins at home using canola oil when baking and add fruit or walnuts to the batter. Lunch/ DinnerSandwiches are healthy when made with whole wheat bread and filled with lean meat such as chicken, turkey, tuna, deli sliced ham or roast beef. Add lettuce, spinach leaves, tomato, or a slice of avocado. Cottage cheese with fruit such as pineapple, pears, or strawberries adds protein and fiber that will keep your hunger satisfied through the afternoon. Bring leftover lean meats, vegetables, and soup to reheat at work. A small baked potato can be a quick and healthy lunch, topped with salsa, chopped vegetables or some plain yogurt. 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And if fewer aircraft are built, each will cost even more. “We lose two airplanes in our (fiscal 2009) appropriation, and every other one of the airplanes being bought in that year goes up $3 million,” he said. Another consideration, he said, is the cost of maintaining the aging legacy fleets the F-35 would replace if production is cut. Tuesday, William Lynn, Obama’s deputy defense secretary nominee, told the Senate Armed Services Committee it would be “very difficult” for the Defense Department to keep all its weapons systems development programs on track in tight budget times. Lynn said at his confirmation hearing he’ll push for a speedy Quadrennial Defense Review to set priorities through fiscal 2015, and expects the tactical aviation force modernization issue to play heavily in those considerations. In written responses submitted to the committee, Lynn recognized the capabilities of both the F-22 and F-35 aircraft particularly when considered together. “The F-22 is the most advanced tactical fighter in the world and, when combined with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, will provide the nation with the most capable mix of fifth-generation aircraft available for the foreseeable future,” he said. The F-22, to replace the legacy F-15 fleet, brings “tremendous capability” and is a critical element of the department’s overall tactical aircraft force structure, Lynn said. The F-35, on the other hand, “will provide the foundation for the department’s tactical air force structure.” The F-35 is the first aircraft to be developed within the Defense Department to meet the needs of three services, with three variants being developed simultaneously. It will replace the legacy F-16 aircraft for the Air Force and the F/A-18 and AV-8 aircraft for the Navy and Marine Corps, as well as numerous legacy aircraft for the international partners participating in the F-35 program, Lynn told the Senate committee. So the big question, he said, is determining the appropriate mix between the two aircraft. “If confirmed, I would expect this to be a key issue for the early strategy and program-budget reviews that the department will conduct over the next few months,” he said. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has made no secret of his interest in reaching a decision and moving forward. During a June visit to Langley Air Force Base, Va., he told airmen at Air Combat Command the new administration will have to determine the proper balance between the two aircraft. “End the debate, make a decision and move on,” Gates said. “‘Start getting stuff built’is just so important.’” Davis told the Brookings Institution audience Jan. 15, “support from all three services has never been stronger” for the F-35 program. The Marine Corps, slated to receive the “B” variant that has a vertical-lift capability, has been “the most vocal, avid and fervent customer,” Davis said. The Marine Corps leadership expects the F-35 to become “the most effective air platform they have ever had,” he said. “Looking at their history of how they have used airplanes, that is quite a bold statement.” Similarly, the Navy, to receive the aircraft’s “C” variant designed for carrier launches, “has never been more supportive of the program,” Davis said. He noted that the Navy has been “fighting aggressively” to keep its aircraft carriers fully outfitted. In addition, the Air Force recognizes the need for a complementary mix of aircraft to meet its mission requirements, he said. Its “A” variant of the F-35 will provide conventional take-off and landing capabilities. Meanwhile, nine partner nations continue to support the program, with other countries considering signing on, too, Davis said. The F-35 program represents the first time in military procurement history that the United States has partnered with another nation to build an aircraft from the ground up. “We believe that the coalition that was put in place when they signed up for this program is probably stronger than ever now,” Davis said. This partnership, he said, brings the concept of coalition integration to a whole new level. In addition to funding and developing the F-35 together, the partners plan to use a single system to sustain itsharing spares and repair capabilities to reduce costs. “There is something unique that Joint Strike Fighter offers that other programs I have seen do not,” he said. The big challenge for now, Davis said, is to take advantage of the latest manufacturing processes to get the production line moving ahead. “Even the manufacturing lines for some of our newest fighters, the F-22, started in the late s and early s,” he said. “We have progressed almost two decades in manufacturing technology, but we have never really tried it out on a full-scale program.” Eglin Flyer Page 4 Friday, January 23, 2009 CHURCHDIRECTORY JSFFrom page 1 444 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 “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) 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., NICEVILLECHURCHOFFICE(850) 729-0733 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 Pastorwww.thisisnewlife.org Reading listAirman 1st Class Zachary Vaughn, Air Combat Command, reads a book from the Chief of Staff’s 2009 reading list at the Bateman Library, Langley Air Force Base, Va. Gen. Norton Schwartz carefully selected the 12 books that make up this year’s list because they contribute to an airman’s professional development, which is one of his key priorities. ACC airmen can check to see if their library has these books available at: http://accc.sirsi.net/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/49. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Steven GoetschTeam Lean Challenge runs March 2-May 29Team Lean Challenge is a command-wide initiative designed to help the AFMC workforce develop a healthier lifestyle by instilling good habits, building a nutrition/exercise routine and losing weight in a safe, healthy manner. Team Lean Challenge runs March 2 through May 29. Enrollment takes place in two phases. Online enrollment runs Feb. 2-27. Airmen who don’t currently have an account can log onto afmcwellness.com and take the health risk appraisal to access the site. Official weigh-ins will be conducted weekdays, Feb. 1926, 7:30-9:30 a.m., and Feb. 27, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Fitness Annex/HAWC, Bldg. 843, 2nd floor. Individuals will be grouped in teams. Awards will be presented to the three teams with the highest percentage of weight loss, the individual with the highest percentage of weight loss and the unit with the highest participation. A Health Expo will be held Feb. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fitness Annex/HAWC. This AFMC program is open to all DoD active duty members and appropriated fund AFMC civilians. For more information, call the Fitness Center Annex/HAWC. 883-9127.

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By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service The number of U.S. military fatalities in Iraq in 2008 fell two-thirds compared to the previous year, underscoring an improvement in security amid upcoming provincial elections. Last year’s casualty figure 314marks a sharp reduction from 2007 when 904 troops died. The 2008 tally comes on the heels of a week in which the number of daily attacks in Iraq dropped nearly 95 percent compared to the same time last year. “This is a dramatic improvement of safety throughout the country,” Army Brig. Gen. David G. Perkins, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman, told reporters in Baghdad last week, when the average number of daily attacks in Iraq was 10, compared to 180 a year earlier. He added that the country’s murder rates have dropped below levels that existed before the start of American operations in Iraq. In November, the ratio was .9 per 100,000 people. Military and Defense Department officials have attributed security gains over the past year to a host of factors, including the now-completed surge of U.S. forces, Sunni fighters aligning themselves with Iraqi and coalition forces to help purge al-Qaida and maintain security, and a cease-fire pledge by prominent Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who controlled several militias. Overall violence in Iraq has fallen some 80 percent since the surge of 33,000 U.S. forces began in January 2007. Speaking in October about the reduced bloodshed in Iraq, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, emphasized the role of reinvigorated counterinsurgency tactics. Put simply, counterinsurgency is a form of warfare in which a civilian population is in the center of a tug-of-war between an insurgency and the forces attempting to stop it. The Army and Marine Corps in late 2006 published a counterinsurgency strategy written by a host of contributors, including Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, who implemented its tenets while serving for 20 months as the top U.S. commander in Iraq. “In my view, what really turned it around was the counterinsurgency tactics our troops embraced and perfected,” Mullen said Oct. 8 at the annual Association of the U.S. Army conference. Eglin Flyer Friday, January 23, 2009 Page 5 DINING&ENTERTAINMENT For details on advertising in Dining & Entertainment call Eglin Flyer 678-1080 Eglin mentoring program gains steady momentumBy Minty Knighton T eam Eglin Public Affairs Donna Stapleton had seen her share of hardships and this day as she drove away from the base, she cried. Only this time her cry was for joy that a chance she took to speak out on a mentoring program made a difference. The Eglin Mentorship Program is into its first quarter and is gaining momentum. “I’m really pleased,” said Stapleton, chairman of the mentoring program and administrative assistant for the 96th Communications Squadron. “I believe it’s going really well.” The mentoring program was Stapleton’s brainchild. It began with a conversation she had with a senior leader. The conversations became more involved and more frequent and Stapleton realized the senior leader was indeed mentoring her. While attending an Eglin Partnership Council meeting, a meeting between Eglin leadership and some union representatives, someone asked if anyone had anything to say and Stapleton spoke up. “I stepped out of my comfort zone and just said it... Eglin needs a mentoring program.” Col. Arnold Bunch, vice commander for the Air Armament Center, liked the idea. “I view mentoring as critical for the Air Force,” said Bunch. “We as senior leadership have an obligation to pass along lessons learned to men and women and to prepare those men and women to take our place. I believe mentoring will do that.” The mentoring program has indeed started off strong and has grown quickly. Stapleton and her volunteer committee have matched many mentors and mentees. The program focuses on civilian employees and has about 117 participants base-wide. “Feedback has been, for the most part, positive,” said Stapleton, “with few people dropping out.” “But we’ve also had a couple of mentees receive new positions with promotion. We can’t say as of yet it was because of the mentoring program; but it’s promising.” “Most of our participants are mentees and many of our mentors are paired with more than one mentee,” said Stapleton. “Also, some mentees don’t know how to really communicate or ask the right questions to their mentors.” To remedy some of the mentor/mentee communication issues, the mentoring committee set up base A3 courses. Two to five courses are offered monthly. “The training focuses on communication skills, leadership and team building to help them be better leaders,” said Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Clements, program committee volunteer and instructor for the 372nd Training Detachment. The eight or so volunteers who work on the committee are dedicated, many times staying hours on end after completing their primary duties. “Our team is awesome,” said Stapleton. “I love the challenge. I never thought it would be as well received. In fact people are enthused and are asking when it will be open to the entire base. It’s very exciting!” Stapleton has great hopes for the future of this mentoring program, thinking maybe it will even outlast her tenure at Eglin. But it’s her one action, reaching outside her comfort zone and speaking out, that made a step toward helping others. Who says one person can’t make a difference? Free eatsThe Airman and Family Readiness Center funded program, Deployed Family Dining, allows for spouses and family members of deployed service members to dine in the Eglin Breeze free of charge. It is available every Wednesday between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Air Force photo by Airman Anthony JenningsU.S.deaths in Iraq decrease in 2008 TWIN CITIES CINEMA 2 Adults-$7.00 Matinee-$5.00 Child & Senior-$5.00www.TwinCitiesCinema2.com J.P.N. 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Eglin Flyer Page 6 Friday, January 23, 2009 CIRCULA TION ,000! This special section of the base newspapers will be distributed basewide and at dozens of convenient pickup points countywide! More copies will be delivered to base billeting offices, base family centers, advertisers, chambers of commerce, the Economic Development Council, real estate agents, hotels, and other contact points! Six months continuous circulation! Deadline: March 4 Publication: March 13Eglin Flyer Hurlburt Patriot Beacon Newspapers1181 E. John Sims Pkwy., Niceville, FL32578 (850) 678-1080 Fax 729-3225 info@eglinflyer.comDON'T MISS THIS CHANCE to influence the buying decisions of tens of thousands of people! Ad prices start at less than 1 a reader! AD DEADLINE MARCH 4 DON’T BE LEFT OUT! CALL 678-1080 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY! W W W W e e e e l l l l c c c c o o o o m m m m e e e et t t t o o o o E E E E g g g g l l l l i i i i n n n n A A A A i i i i r r r r F F F F o o o o r r r r c c c c e e e e B B B B a a a a s s s s e e e e & & & & H H H H u u u u r r r r l l l l b b b b u u u u r r r r t t t t F F F F i i i i e e e e l l l l d d d dThe Eglin Flyer and The Hurlburt Patriot will publish their colorful Spring/Summer "Welcome" issue for newcomers on March 13! Military members, civilians and their families will receive this comprehensive guide to the Okaloosa County community!SPRING / SUMMER Air Force Photo by Daniel NeelyRoom at the innBea Anderson, 919th Services Flight, helps a guest at the lobby front desk of the newly reopened Duke Inn Visiting Quarters. The three-story lodging facility officially re-opened Thursday, Jan. 15, after an 18-month, $5.6 million renovation project brought state-of-the-art amenities to a facility that for years failed to meet Air Force lodging standards. The renovation, funded by Air Force Reserve Command, features 48 private rooms with full baths, queen-size beds, two handicapped-accessible rooms, a guest elevator and a lobby business center with computer access, a beverage bar and numerous other amenities. Eglin military, civilians can help spread the word By Jasmine DeNamur T eam Eglin Public Affairs The history of Eglin Air Force Base spans nearly seven decades, and from the past to the present, each chapter has been and is kept alive in the community by the base’s very own airmen. Team Eglin members have played crucial roles in promoting the Eglin story from highlighting programs through writing articles to assisting with tours as subject matter experts. “Leading tours gives airmen the opportunity to work on their public speaking skills. There is a multitude of information and “gee whiz” nuggets of knowledge about the base that are fun to share,” said 1st Lt. Eric Zimmermann, Air Force Research Laboratory avionics control engineer. Team Eglin Public Affairs receives several tour requests per month, ranging anywhere from single-person visits to large international organizations such as high schools, universities and military groups. “I was a tour leader for an ROTC cadet group that came here for a week of exposure to the ‘real’Air Force. I led the tour and tried to tell them as much as I possibly could about the developmental engineering career field,” said Zimmermann. “At the end of the day, it was rewarding because the detachment commander wrote my boss a nice thank you letter and enclosed one of their unit coins. Being able to mentor the cadets was the best part, even if it was only in a minor capacity the coin was just icing on the cake,” he said. Another way airmen tell Eglin’s story is through writing news and feature articles on projects and programs unique to their line of work. Given the broad spectrum of missions performed on Eglin, coverage from members ensures the news spotlight spans beyond the exposure the Public Affairs office is able to provide. “Being able to write stories for publication provides a great venue for us to talk about our programs and disseminate to a wide audience,” said Marilyn Leggett, Civilian Health Promotion Service nurse coordinator. “We have had individuals who participated in our programs say they became more aware of our mission through reading our published articles.” Stories submitted to PA are reviewed for Air Force and Associated Press publishing guidelines and are then approved and posted on Eglin’s official Web site at www.eglin.af.mil. Not only do the voices of Eglin’s very own members get heard, they get worldwide publicity. Articles posted online can also be pulled to be used for publication in local newspapers such as the Eglin Flyer and even national publications like the Air Force Times. The possibilities are endless. “We appreciate having this opportunity to promote our programs through these vast venues. I, personally, wouldn’t know how I could get the word out about our services if I didn’t have this opportunity,” said Leggett. Writing articles may seem like a daunting task for some, but for Leggett, it is one well worth the time and effort put forth for the product. “All you need is to focus on the info you want to convey and what’s important to get out to readers,” she said. “I always get a quick turn-around and it doesn’t take very long for my product to get published. What I find is the spirit of the piece always comes out once it is finalized.” Telling Eglin’s story can also be achieved on a personal level through the base Speakers Bureau Program. The program is designed to provide community organizations with members to speak on topics related to the Air Force mission and its careers. The PA staff receives several requests throughout the year for speakers to take part in venues in the local community. Some of those venues include chamber of commerce events, university career days and local ceremonies honoring national holidays such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. “Volunteering is a way of giving back to the community. Whether it’s out of a sense of duty, spiritually, personal development, or enriching the community; it’s one of those things in which you get out what you put into it,” said Zimmermann. There are several base tours on the horizon. The office is scheduled to play host to the following groups within the next two months and is looking for Eglin volunteers to help support them: Maxwell Officer Training School Feb. 9, University of Michigan ROTC Feb. 24, and Southern Illinois ROTC March 10. Members interested in supporting tours, writing articles or speaking at events may contact Team Eglin PA at 882-3931. $29M in pacts awardedThe Air Force awarded a firm fixed-price contract to the McDonnell Douglas Corp., St. Louis, Mo., for $13,835,952. This will authorize McDonnell to provide various test assets in support of The Small Diameter Bomb I program for aircraft/weapon integration for threshold and follow-on aircraft. At this time, $13,835,952 has been obligated. The contracting activity is 681 ARSS/PK, Eglin. The Air Force modified a contract with Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., for $12,247,290. This contract action will provide a miniature air-launched decoy jammer Block II program contract for a 14-month concept refinement study for data link and increased effective radiated power. At this time, $9 million has been obligated. The contracting activity is 692 ARSS/PK, Eglin. The Air Force is modifying a contract with Raytheon Co., Tucson Ariz., for $6,736,211. This contract is a modification to the AMRAAM Production Lot 22 contract. The entire amount has been obligated. 695ARSS, Eglin, is the contracting activity. For only $99.50 a week for 10 weeks, you can capitalize on a powerful promotional tool. ALL AROUND THE T OWN 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

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The vehicles are equipped with in-car recorders to tape the actions and words of potentially abusive prisoners and to record the impressions of the security officers themselves. They’re also used to record DUI stops. Some vehicles contain computers. All have racks for large weapons. Driving a security Chevrolet Tahoe recently were Staff Sgt. Robert McMenamin and Senior Airman Mark Gossard. Both chose security work, but for different reasons. “Initially, I was EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal),” McMenamin, an Indiana native, said. But that didn’t work out, “so I chose this field. I like being outside and always doing something different.” Gossard tried to match up a military field with a civilian job he could slide into if he decides to leave the Air Force after his six-year enlistment is up. “There aren’t many jobs back home,” Gossard, who hails from Pittsburgh, Pa., said. “It was who you knew. In this job, things aren’t always the same.” Before an airman is entrusted with base law enforcement, McMenamin said, he must attend a 14-week security force school at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. After that, the on-the-job training is extensive, including weapons qualification with the baton and pepper spray, and radar and laser certification. He said new arrivals to the force undergo a strict regimen designed to ensure quality control. They’re rated on the performance of their duties and are subjected to written, oral, computer-based and practical tests. It’s a demanding job. Failure can have direeven fatal implications. While much of the crime on base is relatively minortraffic violations, petty theft, transitory violencethe security forces are there to keep things under control, to maintain a peaceful environment and to protect everyone on base, the guilty and the innocent. During McMenamin’s and Gossard’s recent 2-10 p.m. shift, they received a call that government and private property had been damaged and a possible narcotics offense had been committed within the same residential neighborhood. A portion of a carport had been damaged on one home. It appeared that someone had backed into it and broken off the plaster on a pillar holding up the roof. Across the street, inside an abandoned home scheduled for demolition, graffiti had been sprayed on the walls and a homemade bonga waterpipe for smoking marijuanawas found. The security forces, under McMenamin’s supervision, photographed and measured the extent of the damage to the pillar while special investigators examined the contents of the abandoned residence. Youngsters frequently break into homes earmarked for destruction, McMenamin said. He said it’s obvious the breakins are committed by young people by the nature of graffiti and materials found. “It’s been a big problem,” he said. “People keep breaking in.” And when they do, he said, it’s usually to create a party headquarters. McMenamin said nobody has been charged to his knowledge with such break-ins. After some time, the special investigators said they could find no drugs on the premises, so McMenamin and Gossard decided it was a good time to go “before people wonder whether there was a murder here,” McMenamin quipped. The best part of the security job, McMenamin said, is, “On busy days, there’s a lot to do. It makes the time go quickly. You talk to a lot of people and offer a lot of help.” “We’re not always out trying to suspend your driving privilege for talking on the phone,” he said. But it’s not all tea and crumpets. “There’s a lot of down time sometimes,” McMenamin said. “And security has one of the highest deployment rates in the Air Force.” He said security forces are deployed every 12 to 15 months for at least six months at a time. Gossard echoed his counterpart’s sentiments about the best part of the work. “You’re keeping busy, not sitting around and waiting for something to happen,” he said. But the worst, he said, is “the other end of the spectrum. I don’t like the down time. I like to keep busy, seeing the fruits of your labor.” Because of the extensive down time, during routine patrols, which Gossard said some airmen enjoy, he’s considering cross-training, possibly into intelligence. He said when he was first tested for aptitudes, he was told he had the scores for intelligence, “but I couldn’t find a civilian counterpart to it.” Now, however, he’s considering the merits of an Air Force career. And, having received training and practical experience in police work, he may be ready for something different sometime in the future. Right now, however, McMenamin, Gossard, Greene, Gray and their dozens of fellow security force members are the buffer, protecting airmen walking and driving the streets of Eglin from petty crime, potentially disastrous traffic problems and other hazards. Eglin Flyer Page 8 Friday, January 23, 2009 PEACEFrom page 1 Photos by Kenneth Books Senior Airman Mark Gossard measures the extent of damage to a carport pillar while Airman 1st Class Brad McFall watches. Staff Sgt. John Fowler stands watch in front of a base residence whose carport support was damaged.Officers group chooses leadersThe Northwest Florida Military Officers Association (NWFMOA) held an installation ceremony during its January general membership/breakfast meeting at the Eglin Officers Club. Members elected to office for 2009 are W. D. “Bill” Van Hoesen, president, Kenneth M. Wright, 1st vice president, Scott W. Berry, secretary and William F. Ryan, treasurer. New directors are James Summitt, Robert Garcia, Charles Heifner, Karlynne Akos and Robert Padden. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) LeRoy Manor emphasized the value of the group’s continuing work to influence legislative efforts to help today’s wounded warriors. He looked to the future when these fighters will have received the best medical treatment in the world and still need the support of a grateful nation. He said it is the association’s job to keep this obligation before the nation’s leaders. NWFMOA is an affiliate of the Military Officers Association of America, the nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. The approximately 500 members of the NWFMOA participate in monthly breakfast meetings, an annual military ball and in a number of military and civic projects, including the monthly newsletter, “The Defender,” Operation Homecoming, Fisher House and others. Current and former commissioned and warrant officers of the seven uniformed services are qualified to hold membership. For more information and assistance in processing through Security at Eglin Air Force Base, call Bill Van Hoesen at 225.2957. The Flyer’s

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Dist. 1 Congressman Jeff Miller , Rep., Chumuckla, said, “I hope the Obama administration focuses on the economy early in the term. Many Americans are hurting, and I think stimulating the economy with tax relief would be a wise start. We’re not going be able to spend our way into prosperity.” Miller continued: “President Obama also needs to continue to support the efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq so that we do not lose ground on the progress we’ve made over the last 18 months.” Okaloosa County Schools Superintendent Alexis Tibbetts said that while education is, of course, her chief focus, she’s sure the economy will be the top priority for the new president. Maintaining high quality education in the U.S. during bad economic climate will be challenging for the new administration, but Tibbetts is hopeful based on Obama’s selection of Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education. As schools superintendent in Chicago, Duncan has been a nonpolarizing figure and has supported the same priorities that she doesscience, technology, engineering and math, as well as an emphasis on pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds, Tibbetts said. “As the financial crisis continues, she said, the public needs to understand that schools won’t be able to deliver the same level of services. Okaloosa County Administrator Jim Curry said he’s sure that the economy and the war will be Obama’s priorities. “But if I had his ear I would like to put right at the top, lowering our dependence on foreign oil,” Curry said. When gasoline was $4 a gallon, it was a huge priority for the government, but now the issue is like a balloon that is almost out of air, Curry said. Without lessening our dependence on foreign sources of oil through domestic production and or developing renewable sources of energy, the U.S. will face the same problem in the future, he said. “The top priority of President Obama will be the economy, of course; he doesn’t have any choice,” said David Goetsch, a business expert and provost of the Fort Walton Beach campus of Northwest Florida State College. “It’s also at the top of my list,” he said, “Americans still vote their wallets.” At the same time, Goetsch expressed the fear that Americans’reliance on government to solve the country’s economic problems will result in more headaches in the future. “The laws of economics and the laws of politics often clash,” he said. Retention of existing jobs and creation of new ones are the top priorities suggested by Larry Sassano, head of the Okaloosa County Economic Development Council. He said he feels that Okaloosa County is poised to lead Florida out of the recession with the influx of construction dollars tied to the planned basing of the Army 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base, followed by planned training facilities for the Joint Strike Fighter. Sassano said the president’s top three priorities appear to be: 1) jobs and the economy; 2) halting foreclosures in the housing market; 3) freeing up borrowing for consumers. “Clearly their first priority is the economy,” said Niceville businesswoman and Democratic Party State Committeewoman Judy Byrne Riley. “I would agree with that.” She continued, “second, the war in Iraq and speeding up the withdrawal and coordinating with the government there” would be the priority of the new administration and herself. State Sen. Don Gaetz, a Niceville Republican, said the top priority is: “Economy, economy, economy. We are experiencing the worst economic downturn since WWII. We have negative productivity in many sectors because of the unavailability of credit, lack of confidence and the effects of an international financial crisis. The president’s first priority, his second priority and his third priority need to be the fundamentals of the economy.” “I do not believe government creates prosperity, but government can place obstacles in the way of economic activity and government can be ill-timed or wrongheaded in the strategies it uses,” Gaetz said. “There are things government can do that will harm economic recovery and things that will help it. I think the president will have to carefully (measure) the amount of government in the economy so we don’t overdose.” “By every indication, the president understands that everything else depends upon recovering this country’s economic vitality,” Gaetz said. “I’m reading a book called “Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt,” by H.W. Brands. So many of the problems we’re facing now parallel difficulties the country faced in 1932 and 1933, including lack of confidence in the economy and greed on Wall Street. I think Obama is seeing the same things FDR saw and that is, until the nation’s economy recovers, very little else will get done.” Okaloosa County Democratic Executive Committee chair Jerry Mallory said: “I think what he’s making the top priority is the economy and what needs to be done to quick-start the situation, which seems to be in free fall. I’m encouraged by what I’m hearing on National Public Radio that both sides of the aisle seem to be willing to work together and get this thing done. I think we’ll see some glimmers of hope very quickly.” Mallory added: “I think he’ll fall back into what his original intent washealth care. We’re talking about entitlement programs that seem to be looming on the horizon and health care is one that needs to be looked at.” “And then there’s also the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, and whether it’s cost-effective,” Mallory said. “That one seems to be coming to a conclusion in some way or another.” Economist Rick Harper of the University of West Florida, said: “The Obama administration is inheriting a financial sector, economic performance and federal budget disaster. Their No. 1 priority will necessarily be getting a fiscal stimulus package through Congress and then figuring out how to cut spending dramatically in 2011 and 2012 once recovery is in place. A normal federal budget deficit would be from 1 to 3 percent of gross domestic product, and we ended up just over 3 percent for 2008. But the federal budget deficit for just the first three months of the new fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, was bigger than the entire federal budget deficit for FY 2008. The budget deficit will likely hit $1.2 trillion for 2009, which is 8 to 9 percent of GDP.” Peter J. Blome, secretary of the Libertarian Party of Okaloosa County, said Obama should concentrate on increasing individual rights and safeguarding constitutional rights. “There should be a reemphasis upon the rule of law and individual rights, which have been horribly mangled by the Bush administration,” Blome said. “The concept of freedom has been restricted by laws in contradiction to the Constitution. He should have greater respect for the concept of limits to government. Think about itif the government wants to restrict land usage, it can do it. If the government wants to monitor individual movements, it can do it. That’s not a good thing. He needs to allow the free market to work. This will be painful, but no more painful than government intervention, which may make things look better, but will just make things worse.” Blome said he doesn’t think Obama will follow his recommendations, though. “His priorities will be a continuation in broad terms of the direction the U.S. government is going already,” Blome said. “There will be a large intervention into the economy, a continuation of our detrimental foreign policy and the increased socialization of the American public.” OBAMAFrom page 1 Peter Blome Rick Harper Jeff Miller Alexis Tibbetts Jim Curry David Goetsch Larry Sassano Jerry Mallory Judy Byrne Riley Don Gaetz Blood drives for January Northwest Florida Blood Services Blood Mobile calendar 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. Co-ed volleyball league The First United Methodist Church, Niceville, will offer a coed volleyball league for adults and high school students. People can sign up as an individual or as a team. Teams may consist of six people; at least two team members must be of the opposite sex. Early registration is $40 through Feb. 13. Late registration is $50 with final registration Feb. 20. Games will be Monday nights, March 9-April 27. For information, call 678-2821 or download the application at fumcniceville.org/recreation. Tax reception desk Volunteers are needed to run the reception desk at the Tax Center during tax season. No training or previous experience is required. Anyone with an ID card can volunteer. Help is needed during two shift times: 8-11 a.m. or 12:303:30 p.m. through April. Volunteers will work once a week. More information: Susan Reaves, 8821040 or e-mail susan.reaves@eglin.af.mil. Power Hour The Power Hour exercise class incorporates strength and resistance training which can transform your whole body within one hour. This fun, upbeat class will allow you to both straighten and tone all you major muscle groups at one time using dumbbells and weight bars. Classes are adjustable to any fitness level and great for people that need the motivation of a group environment or just want to break from their regular routine. Class time is Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at the Fitness Center Annex/HAWC. Class Instructor is Susan Hunter, a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor with numerous specialized certifications. Call 8839127. 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. Dive flight meeting The Eglin Yacht Club Dive CALENDAR2009 Artificial intelligenceDr. Ken Ford, director of the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Pensacola, will speak Friday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. on artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and human-centered computing during a free lecture titled “Inventing the Future at IHMC” at Northwest Florida State College. The lecture, part of the Science Friday seminars, will be held in the Robert E. Greene Jr. Science Building, room S-110. For more information, call 729-5376. Special to the Patriot Eglin Flyer Friday, January 23, 2009 Page 9 Please see CALENDAR,page 10

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Flight will meet Friday, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m. in Bldg. 2816. Scuba divers and those interested in learning to dive are welcome to attend. For more information, call Mike Graham at 882-7525. Young musicians wanted Auditions for the Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will be held Jan. 25, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Orchestra Room at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on the Niceville Campus. Auditions are open to strings, woodwinds, brass and percussionists in grades 6 to 12. To receive an audition time, students should e-mail their name, age, and instrument type to Liz Aylor at imastringteacher@cox.net. Those selected for the youth orchestra pay membership fees of $75 to $125 per semester. Some scholarships are available. Weekly rehearsals begin Jan. 25 and are normally scheduled Sundays, 2:304:30 p.m. The new Junior String Orchestra is beginning its second semester and is also seeking new members. Membership is open to young string students in grades 4 to 8 who have at least two years of experience. It rehearses on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Orchestra Room at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. The registration fee is $125 per semester. Some scholarships are available. For more information, contact Liz Aylor at 651-4308 or at imastringteacher@cox.net. Federal workers to meet The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1428, will meet Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. for lunch at Golden Corral, Fort Walton Beach, followed by a noon meeting at Golden Corral. A representative from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office will speak on identity theft. For information, call 678-5678. Resolution Solution class Make healthy changes in the New Year by attending this class 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28, Building 843 (by the Civilian Health Promotion Service). Register on A-3. More information: Marilyn Leggett, 883-8024. License On Wheels van The Florida License On Wheels van (F.L.O.W.) will be at Eglin 8:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the BX parking lot. The mobile office offers Florida drivers a chance to renew licenses, to reinstate licenses, to change name and address, to receive motorcycle endorsements (a Motorcycle Safety Foundation completion card required) and the issuing and renewing of Florida state ID cards. New drivers licenses require two forms of ID (one must be a U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, approved INS document or a drivers license from another approved state). Fingerprinting and testing are not provided. More information call 833-9122 or visit www.hsmv.state.fl.us. Free Super Bowl party The Eglin Chapel Singles group will sponsor a free Super Bowl party on Sunday, Feb. 1, 5 p.m., at the Chapel Center Annex. There will be wings, pizza, chips and beverages with the game shown on a wide-screen TV. For more information, call Dave Nickerson, 8824046 or 729-1831. Black History Month liturgy The Catholic African-American Awareness Group of Okaloosa County invites the public to its Annual Liturgical Mass Commemorating Black History Month Sunday, Feb. 1, at Saint Mary Catholic Church, 110 St. Mary Ave., Fort Walton Beach. The mass will emphasize the rich heritage of African-American culture in the Catholic Church. The Eglin Brotherhood Choir will begin the celebration with a 30-minute concert, beginning at 2 p.m. The mass will start at 2:30 p.m. The combined choirs from St. Joseph and St. Anthony parishes of Pensacola will provide music during the mass. A reception willfollow. Point of contact: Roland Simmons, president, 729-2573. Eglin Flyer Page 10 Friday, January 23, 2009 CALENDARFrom page 9 Niceville apt, 2BR/ 1BA, laundry room with washer/dryer connections. No Pets. $600 (1st month free with 1 year lease) $500 Security Deposit. (850) 678-6870 2004 Townhome in FWB 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathrooms, garage, fenced backyard, washer/ dryer included $850/ month. 850-543-0779 CRESTVIEW, South of I-10, 3 Bedroom/2 Bath, Brick, Bonus Room, Large fenced yard, $800.00 month, 687-0776 Niceville Condo, The Oaks, first floor, 2 bedrooms/ 2 bathrooms, all appliances, all utilities except electricity. $950/mo. 543-6335 BLUEWATER BAY Waterfront Townhome, 2 Bedroom/ 2.5 Bath, $1,100.00/mo. 687-0776 FWB, Nice furnished, smoke free, 2 bedroom, no pets, fenced yard. W/G/S electric furnished, $700/mo., $400/deposit 862-3085 Kim’s Restaurant, Korean Sushi, 99 Eglin Parkway, Uptown Station, FWB, 244-2872, 244-0417. Kim’s Cleaning Service: Home, Office or Condo. Licensed, insured. 850-374-1050 Services Restaurant Mobile Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Homes for Rent Help Wanted NEWSPAPER DELIVERYEarn extra cash of $45 to $140 or more each week in your spare time! 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Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Homes for Sale Autos for Sale Autos for Sale Autos for Sale Autos for Sale Eglin Flyer Classified Eglin Flyer Friday, January 23, 2009 Page 11 2004 Toyota Highlander LTD, V6, 43K Miles, CD changer. Power moonroof, seats, windows and locks. Black with silver interior. Like new. $17,000, 6782812. Fresh BBC 496 engine carb. to pan, pump gas/street killer. Don't miss this deal $7,500.00 Jerry 850-682-1236 Patio Furniture Round Glass Table with White Trim, 4 Rocker chairs, Beige $120. 682-2545 Canon XL-1S Video Camera System– 150 new & used Tapes, hard case, Tripod, Light, Wireless mic, cables, Rain Cover, PortaBrace. All for $3650 682-2545 Comics-Superman, Heroes Reborn, Teen Titans, Iron Man, War Machine, WC Avengers & Flash. nx170@yahoo.com for list. 95% Bagged and backed 682-2545, all for $650. Philippine wood coffee table $40; 23" x 23" glass top end table $20. 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Autos for Sale Autos for Sale Autos for Sale Autos for Sale Autos for Sale Autos for Sale Autos for Sale Eglin Flyer Classified Eglin Flyer Page 12 Friday, January 23, 2009 2004 Regal 22’Cuddy, LowHr, Eglin DryStg, Volvo5.0Gxi, Clean, Bimini, Covers, 2Batt, PPotti, Full SS Pkg, Fresh Water Sys, Depth, $24kOBO; 651-0745 Star Trek Collection: Plates, TOS & TNG VHS series videos, TV Guides, toys, PC Games, and more. All for $1100. Nx170@yahoo.com. 682-2545 Antique oriental teak wood dinner table, 2 captain & 4 reg chairs, 2 leafs $1000 obo. 3764330 Maytag Mod # 6P0952A 9000 btuh portable a/c w/ window exhaust kit, New never used, $300. Phone 884-6024. Dining table, 4 chairs, 1 bench, $350; computer desk $65; end table w/drawer $25, pro type mop bucket $25. 3764330 Self-assemble type bookcase $40 & entertainment center (up to 27”tv)$50, both dark color, both for $70, 3764330 Gazelle Power Plus VG Condition $125. 6822545 2008 HD Black Dyna Super Glide 700 miles $12,500. Mike 850 305 9628 DVD’s 170+ DVD’s, Series & Movies $410. Email nx170@yahoo.com for list. or all for $700. 6822545 Kitchen Table (48") Oak Finish, Leaf, 6 chairs with cushions, cloths & placemats. VG Condition $210. 6822545 40 Plylox hurricane clips used once, excellent condition, $15. Phone 884-6024. Craftsman steel tractor & riding mower ramps, like new used once, $50. Phone 884-6024. Canon S5IS digital camera, leather case, battery charger & batteries, Under warranty till 3/10. New never used, $350. Phone 884-6024. 1998 BAJA180 Islander. 5.0LMercruiser, Detailed, Tuned up, Cover, Vests, tube, ropes & fish/depth finder, new trailer. Nada $1112.3K. $8600 682-2545 2001 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 500HO warn winch, front & rear bumper, front & rear racks w/rails, Benz Silent muffler, great condition $3,500 398-6600. JVC 47" LCD with wall mount 1000.00 OBO, New Lazy Boy recliner 500.00 OBO, Mike 850 305 9628 2008 Avalanche 1500 LTZ 4X4, Z71 Off-Road Package, loaded, excellent condition 30,000 miles $31,500 850-585-0632. CLASSIFIED AD AND FREE FLEAMARKET AD DEADLINE: NOON TUESDAYFOR FRIDAYEGLIN FLYER & HURLBURT PATRIOTPlease write ad on form. Include phone number as part of ad. Minimum charge per paper is $9.95* for up to 10 words. Each additional word 20. Attach more paper if needed. GUIDELINES FOR FREE FLEA MARKET ADS Free Flea Market ads are for the one-time sale of personal property. They cannot be used for home sales, rentals, child-care services, or commercial products and services. (See the Paid Classified Ad coupon at right for our low price on such ads.) Free Flea Market ads may be no longer than 25 words and must include the item price. Free Flea Market ads must be e-mailed to free@eglinflyer.com or free@hurlburtpatriot.com (not both). 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