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Hilltoj) II 1 1M w 1 I 1 Commander's Call Voter's Week Questions answered Begins Sunday Page 3 Page 5 c AFB, Utah 84056-582- 4 www.hilltoptimes.com ii i Weekly Since 1948 &7 Base happenings v Pages hilltop.timeshill.af.mil UJ iJJJ Warrior Day offers legal help for deployers Around the Hill The Hill Legal Office plans Warrior Day today to help those deploying, traveling or moving to get their legal affairs in order. Attorneys and notaries will be available from 9 a.m.-- p.m. in Bldg. 1278 to provide on wills and powers of attorney. Military ID is required to use the services. For more information, call Combined Federal Campaign begins Jiru The 2006-200Combined Federal Campaign runs for six consecutive weeks Sept 1 through Dec. 15 for both continental United States and overseas bases. Hill will establish exact dates and campaign goals; this information will be available in next week's issue of the Hilltop Times. This year's CFC project officer is Christy Smittle. Last year, federal employees and military personnel reached into their pockets to donate a record setting $268 million to the CFC. Contributions can be in cash, check or by payroll deduction. Military and civilian personnel who are deployed or will be deployed duringthe campaign will participate in the overseas CFC at their deployed location where they will have access to the same national and international charities. Those people who wish to donate to local charities may donate to charities at the deployed Voca--' tiori, or It married, they may obtain a spousal CFC power of attorney to complete local contribution forms at their home base. The CFC was established in 1961 and is the largest workplace charity campaign in the g country. This annual fall drive allows nearly 4 million federal employees and military personnel to contribute to thousands of local and national nonprofit organiza7 f 777-488- 6. Emergency dental care change Beginning Friday, the 75th Dental Squadron will start sending patients off base for s dental care with a local specialty-traineoral and maxillofacial surgeon who will treat patients in a local hospital. Dental patients with a condition that warrants being seen by a dentist after hours, should call the primary care manager call 5 center at (801) or 0 and explain (801) the condition. The PCM call center will contact the dentist on duty and relay the patient deninformation. The ll tist will contact the patient and determine if the imme- diate treatment is needed and tell the patient where to report. For more information about this change, call the dental squadron's customer advocates at (801) 1 after-hour- d ) rs 777-528- 726-280- on-ca- 777-7012- 1. Construction starts at Southwest Gate Construction to improve entry and exit from Hill's Southwest Gate (that enters into the base housing area) will begin Monday and con- . tinue through Sept. 30. During the construction, base drivers are encouraged to use different gates to enter and exit the base as the inbound and outbound lanes at the Southwest Gate will be restricted to avoid traffic delays and to accommodate the construction. Once completed, the new gate will accommodate two inbound and two outbound lanes to maximize vehicle flow. The intersection outside the gate will also become a stop with one exit lane becoming a right turn only for vehicles to exit westbound This project will be managed through the 75th Civil Engineering Squadron Maintenance Engineering Flight. For more information, call 777-728- 0. Dasa Theater Movies Friday, 7 p.m.- - "Stick ltn (PQ-1- 3) Saturday, noon- - "Parent Trap"(G) Saturday, 7 p.m.- - "The Omen" (R) ill II,! M t 12 C Vol. 66 No. 34, August 31. 3 after-hou- 9-- Photo by Mitch Shaw The aft segment of the Titan IV rocket explodes on Tuaaday at tha Utah Taat and Training Rang In southern Box Elder County. Tha program officially andad tha mission that aant aatronauta and aatallltaa into apaca for 50 yaara. With one highly anticipated and highly spectacular exthe Titan IV segment went from a 312,900-poun- d hunk of metal containing 292,000 pounds of propellant, to a small greenish rock that resembled a piece of all in a matter of minutes. The Titan segment, which is roughly the size of two sport utility vehicles, was scheduled to detonate at 1 p.m. The segment didn't explode until nearly 2:30 because of a BY MITCH SHAW variety of fragile safety precautions that had to take place Hilltop Times staff before the SRMU could blast. "It's a pretty delicate procedure," said Ron Short, 75th It was the end of an era the afternoon of Aug. 22 as the second to last Titan IV Solid Rocket Motor Upgrade Civil Engineer Squadron range director. "We have to get (SRMU) segment was destroyed at the Utah Test and See SRMU, 4 Training Range. Second to last Titan IV destroyed fund-raisin- plosion, kryp-tonit- 84th Combat Sustainment Wing earns two honors BY BETH YOUNG BY BETH YOUNG Hilltop Times staff Hilltop Times staff The 84th Combat Sustainment Wing has recently received not one, but two, honors from the Air Force Materiel Command. Ernie Parada, wing director, has earned the title of 2005 Outstanding Supply Chain Manager, and the wing's 6 Radar Shop has earned the 2005 Outstanding Supply Chain Management Team award. "This team faced numerous challenges, internal and external, but never gave up on their commitment to the warfighter because we are a nation at war," said Maj. Gen. Kevin Sullivan, Ogden Air Logistics Center commander. "Once they achieved success, they continued to improve and share their lessons learned to help other organizations succeed. It's fitting that they are formally recogF-1- nized." Among their achievements for 2005 was a 267 percent reduction in back orders by the Radar Antenna Line Replaceable Unit. The high operational tempo of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM saddled the supply chain with 160 backorders. To combat this problem, the program manager and depot shop started a Lean initiative to improve processes in the repair and parts ordering at the depot. The initial investment of $558,000 is expected to avert spending $9.6 million a year. "The achievements far surpassed the expectations the Radar Process Team targeted," said Laurel Moyer, radar antenna program manager. "We have serviceable assets .worldwide for the first time in five years greater than 90 percent stock fill and we continue to meet the customer wait time in less than five days. It is amazing to see the power a group of people has when the team works together in unison across the enterprise." These Lean achievements are being shared with several other organizations to benchmark the process and See Supply chain awards, 4 e, tions. On average, one in four fed- eral employees or their dependents will benefit from the CFC charities this year alone, according to CFC officials. The CFC Web site is at www. opm.govcfc. Hill unit has unique mission The Air Force has entrusted Hill's 649th Munitions Squadron to be the only unit in the Air Force to perform the Standard Air Munitions Package (STAMP) operation for a new weapon, a small diameter bomb called a GBU-3- 9 that is equipped with a precision GPS guidance system. "The ones that we are sending out now are some of the first to come off Boeing's assembly line," said Master Sgt. Craig Ahrens, 649th Munitions Systems Flight weapons. You don't want to be on the wrong end of these." Less than six feet long and weighing less than 300 pounds, the bomb's small size increases the number of weapons an aircraft can carry and its precision accuracy reduces collateral, or unintended, damage in the target vicinity. The small diameter bombs arrived in their own special containers that they will remain in for shipping. "These are so specialized that you don't want to ding or nick them anything that would See GBU-3- 4 9, chief. The squadron, whose mission is preparing munitions for rapid air shipment to warfighters across the globe, began loading this new weapons system onto aircraft pallets Monday. "The SDBs will provide fighter and bomber aircraft with increased firepower and enhanced capabilities in real time," Sergeant Ahrens said. "They are very precise :" " ii imi mmi iim-- -1 .1im hi ' iimn 1 m mtmm Photo by Both Young , , Class Calsb Carpenter, 649th Munitions Squadron directs a forkllft loaded with small diameter bombs. The Q3U-3- 9 Is a new weapon eystem added to the squadron's stock Airman 1st pile.