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NEWSby Tech. Sgt. Steve Staedlerphoto illustration by Senior Airman Chris HibbenAirmen of the 440 th Airlift Wing don’t need an award totell them that what they’ve done in the last three years hasbeen anything short of outstanding...their accomplishmentsspeak for themselves.The outstanding unit award, which the wing recently received, wasfor meritorious service from Aug. 1, 2003 to July 31, 2005. The awardrepresents a total team effort, said Col. Merle Hart, 440 th Airlift Wingcommander.“This award is the culmination of the efforts of every person in thewing; ARTS, traditional reservists, civilians and contractors,” Col. Hartsaid. “We may get paid by different systems, but the commitment togetting our mission done, and done right, has been unrelenting.”And getting the mission done during this period was more than justidle chatter. An exercpt from the citation reads, “The 440th Airlift Wingsignificantly contributed to the Global War on Terrorism by deployingnumerous units, including its eight C-130s, to Operation Iraqi Freedom andEnduring Freedom.”“I think the award validates that we do a good job here,” said Tech.Sgt. Debra Cwiklinski, 440th Logistics Readiness Squadron. “I’m proudthat we won it and I think we deserved it.”It’s hard to walk through any squadron and not find people who madesignificant contributions to the wing’s role in fighting the Global War onTerror.In 2004 and 2005, the 440th deployed 372 and 762 Airmen, respectivelyto locations around the world. In December, 2003, the 440th was thefirst to arrive with humanitarian goods following the devastating earthquakein Iran. The 440th Medical Squadron supported relief operations in Alaska,Japan, South Dakota, Central America and Africa. The wing, and more than220 of its Airmen, successfully passed an inspector general exercise inNovember, 2004, and of course its aircraft and hundreds of Airmen havebeen deployed to bases in the Middle East.The list goes on when it comes to accomplishments of the 440th. Butit’s the people and their efforts that make the wing so successful.“This award is nothing new for the members of the wing,” Col. Hartsaid. “The willingness to work hard and not settle for good enough is thebest thing a boss could ever ask for.”Outstanding is the theme of this month’s issue of the Flying Badger.Whether it’s the 34th Aerial Port Squadron returning home from a year-longactivation, or staying home and making an impact by creating a wing museum,Airmen are doing great things to accomplish the wing’s mission, andcontinue to perform above and beyond what’s expected of them.“I am proud to be the commander of such a wonderful group of people,”Colonel Hart said.The Flying Badger April 2006 Page 3


NEWSA Job APSolutely Well DoneDeployed to locations in the Middle East, 34th APS moved cargo with the best of themby Airman 1st Class Amanda HillThe 79 deployed members ofthe 34 th Aerial Port Squadron areback home and going through theprocess of demobilization. The membersreturned in small groupsthroughout January and February.Their journey began last yearin April when the Airmen left Milwaukeefor Charleston AFB, S.C.The reservists performed their normalduties of passenger and cargoprocessing and handling while preparingfor deployment, so their activeduty counterparts could comeback home. In preparation for deploymentthe 440 th Airmen receivedtraining in areas such as weapons,and chemical and biological warfareawareness.Reservists began deploying tovarious places for 120-day deploymentsin August, September andOctober, with 44 heading to Al UdeidAir Base, Qatar; six to Ali Al SalemAB, Kuwait; two to Bagram AB,Afghanistan; 17 to Kandahar AB,Afghanistan; five to Manas AB,Kyrgyzstan and one to Ali AB, Iraq.The Airmen performed a varietyof missions while serving overseasand some worked with localnationals.“It was different than whenyou are just performing your traditionalreservist job,” said Staff Sgt.Darius Warren, who works in thesquadron’s ramp services section.“Being in a different place gives thejob a different flavor.”Like most of the military deployedto the region they worked12-hour shifts, five to seven days aweek in hot, humid, dusty and dirtyweather.Aerial port operations is abroad career field, said Capt. GlennEvenson, 34 th APS operations officer,so reservists need to be readyto work in a number of areas whenthey deploy.“It was a good feeling to beoverseas making a difference by doingour jobs,” said Tech. Sgt. BonnieBast, 34 th APS team supervisor.Their work certainly didn’t gounnoticed as some squadron Airmenwere recommended for variousawards, but are waiting for approvalfrom CENTAF, said CaptainEvenson.“After getting over the anxietiesof going there and leaving yourfamily, you definitely get used tothe environment and enjoy your joband feel pride for what you’re doing,”said Captain Evenson.submitted photosMOVING AND POSING: (Aboveleft) Tech. Sgt. Robert Reid, 34thAPS, waits for direction inunloading an aircraft in the AOR.(Above right) A group of 34th APSAirmen join other aerial portersfrom throughout the Air Force for apicture in the AOR.The Flying Badger April 2006 Page 5


SPORTSStrong Talk...For Just a “Guard” UnitTop secret document suggests the 128th plans to clean our clocks in hoops...rrright!MEMORANDUM FOR: 128th ARW, WI ANGFROM: 440th AW, AFRCSUBJECT: Certain Humiliation1. The members of this fine Federal unit were recentlyreminded that three years ago our wing engaged the statechartered warriors of the 128th in friendly roundballcompetition in the Bradley Center. As we recall there wassome highly unusual activity at the scorers table thatresulted in widely divergent viewpoints on which unit actuallywon the game.2. Airlifters are by nature a patient, some would even saysaintly, group of patriots who were content to let the matterrest while we performed our wartime duties overseas in 2004and 2005. We have returned and our patience has run out.We respectfully request that the “gas passers” of the 128thquit boring holes in the sky long enough to field a team ofroundball warriors to be soundly whipped by our basketballteam at 3:30 p.m., April 12, on the Bradley Center Court.We’ll even give you a ride home in a real plane.3. Being the accomodating people we are, we’ll even provideyour team with a navigator to make sure that your team canfind the Bradley Center. Fliers that spend so much timegoing in circles will no doubt be thankful for the help.SincerelyYour neighbors to the westMEMORANDUM FOR: 440th AW, AFRCFROM: 128th ARW, WI ANGSUBJECT: Imminent Victory1. The members of this august (it means marked bymajestic dignity, not the month) state chartered flying unitalso recall the previous roundball competition held at theBradley Center. We also recall the creative nature of thescorekeeping and being the good and gentle folk that weare, we will agree that the final score did indeed generatesome widely divergent viewpoints.2. Aerial refuelers are second to none in their admiration forthe ability of our ”saintly” garbage hauling brethren toorganize tailgate parties, so we are surprised that you wouldwish to risk your collective unit ego with another athleticcompetition. We accept your challenge and hope that themembers of the 440th can cut through the required Federalregulations in time to meet our team on April 12.3. We appreciate the helping hand that you have offeredand wish to match and surpass your gallantry. We offeryou the assistance of our crack Judge Advocate teamthat will help your team deal with all the Federal forms thatwill no doubt need to be filled out (in triplicate) before theycan get to the court.SincerelyYour neighbors to the eastBUCKS SALUTE THE 440TH AIRLIFT WING & 128TH AIR REFUELING WINGWednesday, April 12, 2006 • Bradley Center • 7:00 p.m.Name____________________________________________________________________________________Address __________________________________________________________________________________City ________________________________________________________ State______ Zip________________Daytime Phone _________________________________ Evening Phone_________________________________Email _____________________________________________________________________________________❏ I would like to receive the Milwaukee Bucks online newsletter, Fastbreak.❏ I would like to receive special offers from the Milwaukee Bucks.❏ Visa ❏ MC ❏ AMEX ❏ Disc ❏ Check or Money Order, payable to: Milwaukee BucksAcct. # _____________________________________________________________ Exp. Date______________Signature____________________________________________________________________________________No. of TicketsPrice______ @ $25.00 = __________________ @ $20.00 = __________________ TOTAL = ____________Questions or to order, contact:Steve Tarachow @ 414-227-0539Mail to: Milwaukee BucksAttn: Military Night1001 N. Fourth St.Milwaukee, WI 53203-1312Fax Credit Card orders to: 414-227-0695Page 6 The Flying Badger April 2006


Several decades ago the Air Force began practicing setting up air bases where none previously existed. “All we need isa runway and a water source,” we were told. Once the runway and water source have been identified has anybody everwondered about what happens next?Well the members of the Services Flight, a group of about about 40 people, know the answer. Services Flight membershave four fewer hours to report after getting a recall notice than most members of the wing do. They, and the Civil Engineersquadron, will be the first people into a bare base. They are the folks who are responsible for the food (for man does not live onMREs alone), lodging (No poolside rooms - remember?), and morale (How do you blow up a volleyball without a needle?) of allthe people who arrive after they do.Their skills are not as common as one might think. One wing member can recall a deployment to an exercise in Belgiumthat would not have succeeded without Services. The active duty cooks that were supposed to support the deploying Reserveunit did not know how to operate the field kitchen ovens. It was MREs for all until the Reserve food specialists arrived.So the next time you deploy for an exercise or some real world deployment, remember that a small group of people gotup before you and arrived before you to make sure that a meal, a place to clean up and a place to lay your head is ready when youget there.The wing’s recent two year deployment to the Gulf region included a recall for many Services Flight members.Although they did not deploy to the AOR, at least nine members filled Services positions at Grand Forks AFB, N.D.The FlyingphotoBadgerillustrationAprilby Capt.2006Keith LeistekowPage 7


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Armed Forces WeekThis year Armed Forces Day falls on May 20. Anyone who hasbeen with the wing for more than a year knows that Milwaukeemakes the celebration of America’s Armed Forces a week long occasion.Milwaukee’s 2006 Armed Forces Week begins May 14 and willNEWSrun through May 21. Just like everything else this year the baserealignment and closure decisions made in 2005 are forcing somechanges in major events like the joint military equipment display.Armed Forces Week events are subject to change with little noticedue to weather and operational concerns.Sunday, May 1484th Army Reserve Band ConcertMonday, May 15ESGR BreakfastMonday, May 15Wisconsin Club Armed Forces Week DinnerThe U.S. Army Reserve’s 84 th Division Band will perform a freeconcert of patriotic and military music at the Milwaukee CountyWar Memorial, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive. The concertbegins at 2 p.m.The employers of Reservists and National Guard membersare being invited to a breakfast at the Wisconsin Club, 900 W.Wisconsin Ave. that will begin at 7 a.m. The sponsors of thisevent are the Wisconsin Committee for Employer Support ofthe Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and the Wisconsin Air NationalGuard’s 128 th Air Refueling Wing, which is based at GeneralMitchell International Airport. The Richard I Bong Award(named after America’s highest scoring fighter ace of WorldWar II) will be presented at this event. For more informationcall (414) 944-8539.Lt. Gen. (Retired) James Sherrard, the former chief of the AirForce Reserve and former commander of the 440 th Airlift Wing,will be the guest speaker for this evening of formal dining,music and patriotic commemoration. Attendance is by invitationonly and is limited to the first 280 people. A seat for the dinnerwill cost $55. Music for this premier event will be provided bythe Nick Contorno Orchestra. The evening’s program will beginat 5:30 p.m. Dress code for the evening is mess dress for themilitary and business suit and cocktail dresses for civilians.For more information call (414) 482-5481.Tuesday, May 16Rotary Club Armed Forces Week LuncheonWednesday, May 17Kiwanis Club Armed Forces Week LuncheonThe Milwaukee Rotary Club will honor the U.S. military with aluncheon that starts at 11:30 a.m. in the Milwaukee County WarMemorial, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive. Milwaukee’s business,professional and community leaders regularly gather atthe War Memorial Center to learn about key issues affecting thecommunity. Guest speakers address the current and importantissues with impact on the local, national and global level. TheRotary Club of Milwaukee is among the largest in the Midwestwith over four hundred members. For more information call theRotary Club at (414) 276-4425.The Milwaukee Kiwanis Club will honor the U.S. military with aluncheon that starts at 11:30 a.m. in the Milwaukee County WarMemorial, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive. The guest speakeris Lt. Col. Peter Buck, USMC. The luncheon sponsor, theKiwanis Club of Metropolitan Milwaukee Nights, Inc. providescommunity service, networking and social opportunities forpeople while promoting flexibility and affordability to itsmembers, and encouraging the use of new technology. Insustaining Kiwanis International principles, the Kiwanis ClubMetropolitan Milwaukee Nights, Inc. contributes to the communityin an effort to enhance the lives of people.Page 10 The Flying Badger April 2006


NEWSThursday, May 18440th Airlift Wing Civic Dinner DanceCommunity leaders from St. Francis, Cudahy, South Milwaukeeand Oak Creek will provide a final salute to the 440 th Airlift Wingduring an evening of awards, dining and dancing. This year’sCivic Dinner Dance will be the last one hosted by the 440 th .(The 128 th Air Refueling Wing plans to host the event in 2007.)A sit down dinner will be served followed by a musical performanceby the Blue Aces, a performing ensemble that is part ofthe Heritage of America Band, Langley AFB, Va. The Blue Aceswill also provide dance music. A limited number of tickets areavailable at $30 apiece, and can be purchased from thechambers of commerce in St. Francis, Cudahy, South Milwaukeeand Oak Creek and the 440 th Airlift Wing Public AffairsOffice, room 122, building 102. Dress code for the evening ismess dress for the military and business suit and cocktaildresses for civilians. The evening’s program will begin at 5:30p.m. For more information call (414) 482-5481.Friday, May 19Armed Forces Week Golf OutingThe Milwaukee Coast Guard detachment is organizing a golfouting that will start at 9 a.m., at the Muskego Lakes CountryClub, S100, W14020 Loomis Rd., Muskego. The outing is forarmed forces members; active, Reserve, Guard, retirees, DODcivilians and all friends of the military. The golf outing hasroom for 144 golfers.Registration fees are:$70 - friends of the military$55 – military retirees, DOD civilians and Coast Guard$45 – active duty, Reserve and Guard members, E7 and above$35 – active duty, Reserve and Guard members, E6 and below$15 – for people who only want lunchFor more information call (414) 747-7133.Saturday, May 20Armed Forces Harley-DavidsonAmerican Legion RideSaturday-Sunday, May 20-21Armed Forces Military DisplayAt Miller ParkSunday, May 21Armed Forces DayMilwaukee Brewers Baseball GameSunday, May 21Day of Honor at WisconsinAfrican American Women’s CenterCompany F, 2d Battalion, 24th Marines, is the sponsor for thismotorcycle ride that will wind through Milwaukee County andend at the U.S. Coast Guard compound at 2420 S. LincolnMemorial Drive. The ride starts at 10 a.m. Call (414) 481-3860 for more details.The joint military equipment display that has been a part ofMilwaukee Armed Forces Week for many years will be hostedby the Milwaukee Brewers baseball club at Miller Park thisyear. Equipment and recruiting displays will be set up nearHelfaer Field which is north of Miller Park. The gates to MillerPark will open at 3 p.m. The Navy Leapfrog parachute team isscheduled to jump into the display area.Discounted tickets for the 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers vs.Minnesota Twins game will soon go on sale. The U.S. MarineCorps Silent Drill Team will perform before the game. Forticket information call the Miller Park Box Office through theBrewers phone center at 414-902-4000 or 1-800-933-7890.Normal box office hours are 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.This event runs from 2 to 6 p.m., and is for minority veteransfrom each era, beginning with World War II and ending withOperation Iraqi Freedom. The Wisconsin African AmericanWomen’s Center is at 3020 W. Vilet St., Milwaukee. For moreinformation call Mary Immel at (414) 345-3917.The Flying Badger April 2006 Page 11


DIVERSITYDiversity optimizesthe unique abilities ofall Citizen Airmen tosustain our competitiveadvantage at homeand in the expeditionaryenvironment.A new era of asymmetric threats and uncertainty requiresall of us to tap into individual talents and abilities to betterimprove performance and mission success. Achieving missionsuccess means producing our distinctive air, space andcyberspace capabilities and sovereign options.Twenty-first century war fighting requires Citizen Airmento operate beyond individual cultural perspectives and functionalmindsets. Our diversity of culture, background, education,problem-solving ability, civilian work experience andcreativity are strategic enablers. Strategic enablers providethe United States Air Force Reserve an unmatched and lethalcapability. These attributes, integrated with cutting-edge technologyand weapon systems, help us pursue excellence andenhance coalition and joint warfighting. Cutting-edge technologyalone does not win wars. Capabilities and their effectsemerge only when commanders and leaders, deliver thecombined competencies and abilities of Airmen.To develop these effects, I expect leaders at all levels toestablish high performance standards, facilitate preparationand create opportunities for all Citizen Airmen to fully contributeto mission success.How many AFSCs aremanned in the 440 th AirliftWing? 112 enlisted* and57* officer. What is the onlyAFSC common to all butone of the wing’s 18 subordinateunits? 3A0X1—Information Management(Maintenance Squadrondoes without.) Operatingthe wing certainly isn’t smallstuff, involving 169 differentjobs—many highly technical—and1,350 reservists.The wing’s mission, as partof Air Mobility Command, isto provide airlift support ina variety of scenarios. JobOne is flying its C-130s.That assignment falls to the95 th Airlift Squadron, whichcomprises 12 percent ofwing membership. Theother 88 percent serves insupport roles. It’s a creditto AFRC that it can attractso many qualified people;it’s a credit to those peoplethat they possess thewherewithal and resolve tocapably perform so manydiverse, meaningful jobs.Civilian job fair coming June 1-2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.Military job fair coming June 3, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.Page 12 The Flying Badger April 2006


NEWSCOMPLIANT?: SeniorAirman Ruby Rivera, 440thMaintenance Squadron,checks her hair during theMarch 18-19 UTA.photo by Tech. Sgt. Pat KumineczThe Hair Force’s New LookHair, jewelry among changes of new Air Force uniform standards effective April 1by Staff Sgt. Denise QuasiusIt’s official. Before you step out of your door to report for duty forthe next UTA be sure to look in a mirror to ensure that you are in compliancewith the new uniform regulations recently published by the 97 th AirForce Uniform Board.Prohibits wear of scrunchy as hair accessory for women.Hair pins and bands will match hair color. Long hair will be secured withno loose ends.Hair color/highlights/frosting will not be faddish and will be naturallooking for human beings (blond/brunette/natural red/black/gray).No shaved head or flat top hairstyles for women.Synthetic hair can be worn as long as it meets safety and missionrequirements.Braids, micro-braids and cornrows are authorized for women.Standardized wig/hairpiece wear.Females will not wear shades of nail polish that distinctly contrast withtheir complexion, that detract from the uniform, or that are extreme. Nailpolish will be limited to one color, and length not exceeding ¼ inch.Reduce bracelet size to ½ inch. Bracelets that support a cause,philosophy, individual or group are not authorized. Traditional POW/MIAmetal bracelets are still authorized. Gemstone/tennis bracelets are onlyauthorized when wearing mess dress uniform.Eyeglasses will not be worn around the neck, on top or back of head, orexposed/hanging on uniform.Earrings for women will be small spherical, conservative diamond, gold,white pearl, or silver with any uniform combination and worn as a set. IfAirman has multiple holes only one set of earrings will be worn in thelower earlobe.Optional wear of male flight cap for women.Authorize optional epoxy nametag, worn on blue shirt.Discontinue award of the Air Force Good Conduct Medal. May continueto wear those previously earned and a matter of record.PT uniform mandatory wear date set as Oct. 1.Cell phones, pagers and personal digital assistants must be solid orcovered in black, silver, dark blue or gray, and must be conservative.May be clipped to the left side of waist band or purse or carried in lefthand. Only one may be worn on the uniform belt. Airmen will not walkin uniform while using cell phones, radios, hands-free headsets unlessrequired in the performance of official duties using a governmentissued device. May only use hands-free headsets or earplugs in theperformance of official duties using a government issued device.Rings will be worn at the base of the finger and will not be worn on thethumb. Wedding sets count as one ring.For questions or a complete listing of updates to Air Force uniformregulations please see your unit first sergeant or AFI-36-2903.The Flying Badger April 2006 Page 13


NEWSWire-to-Wire Security...And Then SomeLooking to keep up with the times, Security Forces go back to old way of doing thingsour bases.This new visionand themission it encompasseswill requirechanges to theway all Airmentrain and operate to home andin the war-fighting environment.It will require a change in our culbyDennis MehringClosure and realignment might be on thehorizon for this Reserve station and the 440 thAirlift Wing, but that does not mean that thewing will not make changes to stay on the cuttingedge of our business. In keeping with AirForce Chief of Staff Gen T. Michael Moseley’svision, the 440th Security Forces Squadron willundergo changes in training, tactics and procedures(TTPs) to keep its members up-to-datewith the latest concept of operations.Major Kent Hansen, 440 th SFS commander,explained what’s in store for the wing. Duringthe Vietnam War and the years before that, AirForce Security specialists were responsible formaintaining the security of air bases within thebase perimeter and in an area extending up to fivekilometers outside the base perimeter. The conceptof operations changed about 1985 said MajorHansen when the Army agreed that their soldierswould secure the area outside a base’s perimeterwire.Times and responsibilities change and so theAir Force is going back to the old way of doingthings. Major Hansen said that the new conceptof operations means that “Airmen inside the wirewill be defenders first. The primary mission forSecurity Forces will be outside the wire.” Theirjob he explained will be to detect and deter threatsin the five kilometer area around air base facilities.The capability to extend the reach of thesecurity forces outside the base perimeter willgive us (Security Forces) a greater ability to detectand defeat threats within the geographic areawhere man portable anti-aircraft missiles can befired.The new concept of operations will meanthat “physical fitness will be paramount for SFS.A separate standard for Security Forces peopleis possible,” said Major Hansen. He went on tosay that Security Forces specialists will be trainingwith “different weapons and learning newtactics. We’ll be learning team principles whileusing newer weapons.”Major Hansen emphasized that the challengeannounced by General Moseley will affect theentire force.Going Outside The WireNew plan of attack for Security Forcesby Gen. T. Michael MoseleyAir Force Chief of StaffI recently challenged our securityforces experts to “go outsidethe wire” and get their armsaround the threats to our airfieldsand facilities and come up with aplan. They’ve worked closelywith AFOSI, Air Force Intelligenceand elements of the joint communityto ensure we think throughall the threatsand apply integrateddefenseprinciplesto protect,defendand “fight”Our new vision willtransform securityforces into awar-fighting capabilitywith two missioncompetencies—air provost andsecurity operations.ture and a change in the way commandersuse and deploy securityforces squadrons.Our new vision will transformsecurity forces into a war-fightingcapability with two mission competencies—airprovost and securityoperations. First, they must remaincurrent in air provost tasks such aspolice services and administrativesecurity. Second, our security forcesmust be proficient in security operations,providingactive anddefensive measuresto protect,defend and“fight” our airbases. This includesthe conceptwherebyevery Airman—regardless ofrank, position orAFSC—istrained as a basedefender. All ofthese functions and concepts, ofcourse, are directly applicable to anexpeditionary environment.There are numerous changesunderway to make this vision a reality.After conducting a detailedanalysis of security forces missions,training, organization and equipmentour security forces team ismoving out with a definitive strategicplan. A change request is beingdeveloped that will identify the actionswhich must occur to ensureour Airmen become the enterpriseleaders in security operations forjoint commanders. Most importantly,the security forces team willproduce a Roadmap and ProgramAction Directive to chart our coursephoto by Staff Sgt. Rhiannon Willardand effect the changes. We needair staff and MAJCOM supportfor these actions.Innovation and transformationare part of our Air Force heritage.Keeping in line with that heritage,we must successfully meetthe challenges of the new securityenvironment, and transform oursecurity forces into highly trainedand equipped joint warfighters.LEADING THE CHARGE: Gen. T.Michael Moseley (left) visits the379 AEW in the AOR in January.Page 14 The Flying Badger April 2006


NEWS ‘N NOTESLRS Airmen deployEleven Airmen from the 440thLogistics Readiness Squadron deployedMarch 7 to Kuwait in supportof Operation Iraqi Freedom.The Airmen, a mix of vehicleoperations specialists and mechanics,are expected to remain togetherthroughout their six-month tour, saidCapt. Michael Schaefer, 440th wingplans officer.Discounts available for MilwaukeeBucks game April 12The Milwaukee Bucks are salutingthe 440th and 128th wings byoffering reduced ticket prices fortheir Wednesday, April 12 gameagainst the Washington Wizards.Airmen can purchase lowerlevel tickets normally priced at $48for $25. Upper level tickets normallysold for $36 can be purchasedfor $20. Game starts at 7 p.m. at theBradley Center.Additionally a game betweenAirmen from the 440th Airlift Wingand the 128th Wisconsin Air NationalGuard will tip-off prior to theBucks game.Ticket order forms are in unitorderly rooms, or call the Bucks at(414) 227-0539.Benefits and Job FairMay 12-13 in OshkoshA Supermarket of VeteransBenefits and Veterans Job Fair willbe held from noon to 5 p.m., Friday,May 12 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,Saturday, May 13, at the SunnyviewExposition Center in Oshkosh. Thecenter is located at Exit 124 (Hwy.76) from Hwy. 41, 500 EastSunnyview Road (County Road Y)in Oshkosh.At this free, “one-stop-shop”for benefits, veterans can learn aboutthe wide range of benefits availableincluding health care, loans, compensationand pension, education,job training, aging services, funeralhonors, and more. Information aboutjob opportunities will also be available.Veterans should bring their DDForm 214 so they can establish eligibilityfor state veterans benefits,or apply for state and federal benefits.They can also get help in ob-taining military medals and records.Admission, parking and refreshmentsare free-of-charge. Formore information call the WinnebagoCounty Veterans Service Officer(CVSO) at (920) 236-4898, or theWisconsin Department of VeteransAffairs at 1-800-WIS-VETS (1-800-947-8387) www.dva.state.wi.us.DoD launches campaign toeliminate domestic violenceThe Department of Defense,in partnership with the NationalDomestic Violence Hotline, haslaunched a national public awarenesscampaign to “Take A Stand AgainstDomestic Violence.”The campaign is designed as anintervention message to educate militarymen and women and their familiesabout domestic violence and providea vital link to life-saving servicesby connecting people to thehotline.The hotline’s phone number is(800) 799-7233, or visitwww.ndvh.org.Bundles for Babies April 8The 440th Family SupportOffice is hosting “Bundles for Babies”,a workshop for Airmen andtheir spouses who are expecting ababy or have a baby less than threemonths old. The workshop is from9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 8, inbuilding 102.Topics include: nutrition, familystress, infant care and handling,childcare and sleeping.To register, call the Family SupportOffice at (414) 482-5424.Free admission to themeparks throughout 2006“Here’s to the Heroes,” a programthat provides a single day’s freeadmission to any Sea World, BuschGardens park, Sesame Place, AdventureIsland or Water Country USAtheme park for members of the U.S.armed forces and their families, hasbeen extended through 2006.Reservists and as many as threedirect dependents are entitled to freeadmission. Register online atwww.herosalute.com or in the entranceplaza of a participating parkand show a DoD photo ID.Welcome The 440th Airlift Wing welcomes these newreservists to the wing:SSgt. Joseph BoncherSrA Joseph Tomlinson440 SFS440 MXSPromotions The following 440th Airlift Airmen have beenpromoted to the rank indicated:MSgt. Melissa Binns440 MSFMSgt. Richard Bobber440 MXSMSgt. Kenneth Campbell440 AMXSMSgt. Mark Carlisle440 MXSMSgt. Joseph Golcynski440 MXSMSgt. Jerry Johnson440 MXSMSgt. Vern Johnson II440 MXSTSgt. Bryan Bursiek440 SFSTSgt. Cale Conover440 ALCFTSgt. David Hoover440 SFSTSgt. Charles McHenry440 MXSTSgt. Harold Peete34 APSTSgt. David Porter440 MXGTSgt. Joel Setterman34 APSSSgt. Chance Biller34 APSSSgt. Nicholas Boehlke440 LRSSSgt. Reyes Briseno34 APSSSgt. Robert Cardoso440 LRSSSgt. Anna Dressler440 SVFSSgt. Charles Gruenwald440 MXSSSgt. Jeffrey Hamilton Jr.440 LRSSSgt. Cotey Jordan34 APSSSgt. Eric Junot440 MXSSSgt. Katie Kiley34 APSSSgt. Robin Miller34 APSSSgt. Jessica Palm34 APSSSgt. Aaron Riddell34 APSSSgt. Malia Rousseau34 APSSSgt. Darius Warren34 APSSSgt. James Williamson440 AMXSSrA Dillon Briesemeister440 CESSrA Jovan Hahm440 MDSSrA Kyle Kohnke440 LRSSrA David Long440 CESSrA Anna Thiel440 LRSA1C Tyler Cochran440 CESA1C Rachael School440 MDSA1C Lisa Taylor440 OSFUse Chain of Command First to Resolve IssuesIt’s to everyones benefit when members attempt toresolve Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) issues, or personalcomplaints at the lowest possible level using appropriatecommand channels before addressing them toa higher level or the inspector general.The immediate supervisory chain can often resolvecomplaints more quickly and effectively than a higher levelnot familiar with the situation, and it helps build soundavenues of open communication.The IG system should be used when referral to thecommand chain would be futile or there is a fear of reprisal.Call Col. Harry Heflin or Master Sgt. Jay McClain at(414) 482-6025 or DSN 741-6025.The Flying Badger April 2006 Page 15


Recruiters SeekRecruiters inAir Force Reserveby Master Sgt. Gary JohnsonAir Force Reserve Command Recruiting Public AffairsIf you are motivated and perform above the status quo,you might consider a career in recruiting.Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service is alwayslooking for enthusiastic, qualified people who are physicallyand morally fit.Recruiting is not an ordinary9-5 job. Recruiters are the Air ForceReserve in the eyes of people in theircommunity. They represent thepride, honor and tradition of the AirForce Reserve to everyone theymeet.Recruiters work in the community.They call on radio and televisionstations. They visit highschools. They help others makedecisions that will affect them therest of their lives.The process of becoming a recruiterstarts by meeting with thelocal senior recruiter face to face.Applicants complete a packet toinclude a current physical, and thepacket goes to the recruiter selectionboard at Robins AFB.If approved, the next step isattending a five-day evaluation andFINAL NOTESselection course at AFRC RecruitingService headquarters. Thecourse gauges a person’s potentialto become a successful recruiter.“The course introduces prospectivecandidates to reserve recruiting,”said Chief Master Sgt.Budell Willis, chief of recruiting’straining branch. “Candidates standan open-ranks inspection, participatein physical training, givespeeches and complete memorizationwork.“The challenges are progressive,”he said. “Only the top candidatesattend the recruiting school.”The school is six weeks atLackland AFB, Texas.“This is one of the most challengingtechnical schools in the AirForce,” said Master Sgt. BarryKowald, an instructor at the school.“The six weeks prepare a person tobe a mission-ready recruiter.”The students learn about thepay, benefits and entitlements the AirForce Reserve has to offer to recruits.They study advertising, communityrelations, public speaking and salesmanship.They are graded on theirperformances and how they applywhat they’ve learned.New recruiters serve an initial,extended tour of active duty for upto four years. They get to extend theirtours if they meet or exceed the higheststandards of conduct, demeanor,appearance, integrity, production andacceptance of responsibility.Local senior recruiters havemore details about becoming a recruiterin the Air Force Reserve.Scholarships available for enlisted reservistsROA Chapter 45 is offering two scholarships this year:two $1,000 Samuel Keene Memorial Scholarships ($1,500donated by the Keene family and $500 donated by Chapter45), and the $1,000 Dr. Rana Health Scholarship. Enlistedreservists may pick up scholarship applications in theirorderly rooms. For more information,contact Capt. Scott Jones at (414) 482-5705.Retention payfor nursing jobsRetention Special PayIncentive (R-SPI) hasbeen implemented toaddress critically lowmanning in 46F3/flightnurse and 46P3/mental health nurseskills. This AFRCprogram is a “targeted”incentiveapplicable to fullyqualified Reservemembers serving inCategory A Unit 46F3/46P3 duty positionswith at least four yearsof service.For more informationcall SSgt LeslieMelencion at1-800-525-0102.440th Airlift WingOffice of Public Affairs300 East College AvenueGen. Mitchell Air Reserve Station, WI 53207To the family of:PRESORTEDFIRST-CLASS MAILU.S. POSTAGE PAIDMILWAUKEE, WIPERMIT NO. 1885Page 16 The Flying Badger April 2006

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