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COMMENTARY TflMES August 31, 2006 TfMES o ill conm mnum m aw WifeWy Since 194S Hilltop Times Editorial Staff: Col Scott Chambers 75th ABW Commander Charles Freeman . Chief, Public Affairs Barbara Fisher Editor Tech. Sgt. Crystal Robles Assistant Editor Beth Young, Mitch Shaw, Airman 1st Class Jenny Chong and Airman 1st Class Clayton Murray Staff Writers Shannon Smith ....Page Layout & Design Dsadllnss: Editorial and news Kerns, 3 p.m. Friday. For more information call BY CHIEF MASTER SGT. BILL GURNEY Ogden ALC & 75th ABW command chief As we approach the fifth anniversary of 911, 1 can't help but think back to the weeks and months that followed that fateful day and the spirit of volunteer-isthat came alive across our great nation. We saw first hand what ordinary people like you and I could n do, using our talents, freely sacrificing our valuable time and giving from our hearts to those who desperately needed our assistance. The positive impact of that level of volunteerism within a nation, let alone a small community, is immeasurable. It sparked patriotism the likes we hadn't seen since the Gulf War and helped us cast aside any hatred toward our neighbors. In President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1961, he challenged the citizens of our great nation in this manner: "And so, my fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." Though I haven't been here much more than a month, I've quickly realized the very spirit of volunteerism to which Presi- m Published by Ogden Publishing Corp., a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Air Force, under exclusive written contract with Hill AFB. This commercial enterprise Air Force newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. military services. Contents of the Hilltop Times are not God-give- necessarily the official views endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the Department of the Air Force. The appearance of advertisements in this of, or . publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Air Force or Ogden Publishing Corp., of the 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 the 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office staff in Bldg. 152. 8 with story ideas Call to or comments, or send 777-459- "17 y, Adopt-a-Highwa- one-thir- some of our services in the same manner to which the Team Hill community has become accustomed. This may mean reduced hours andor shutting down operations completely at some facilities. Services that many have taken for granted over the years will be looked at very closely simply because we won't have the money to continue operating at the same level. I've already caught a glimpse of the tremendous number of Airmen; civilian, officer, and enlisted within the Team Hill community who truly embrace our Air Force's core value of "service before self," and I know there's a tremendous potential for even more community service and volunteerism. We'll need that volunteer spirit more than ever in the coming year to continue to support the Team Hill community. Former President Bill Clinton once said, "Volunteering is an act of heroism on a grand scale. And it matters profoundly. It does more than help people beat the odds; it changes the odds." Please help Team Hill change the odds and keep the volunteer spirit alive! j TO 777 action.line.pahill.af.mil photos. THINK SAFETY Hill's Total 2006 DUIs: 21 Hill's Last DUI: 23 Unit Involved: "7Hnttmmet Airmen Against Drinking and Driving provide rides when designated drivers are unavailable. 1 dent Kennegratitude. What I'd especially like to ask dy referred is alive and well all the members of Team Hill (5? - civilian, officer and enlisted within the Hill commuAirmen, alike, as well as their nity. family members - is to embrace this spirit of volunteerism in the Whether coming year. "Why?" you ask. your volunteer service Well, a couple of reasons, really, n; but from a financial perspecChief Master Sgt. " to the local tive, the answer is quite simple. BillGurney As our Air Force looks to modcommunity ernize the fleet and ensure its through activities or groups such as "Paint Your Heart Out relevancy in the decades ahead, and with no "money tree grove" Ogden," Habitat for Humanity (the less glamorous version of growing on the White House Extreme Home Makeover), your lawn, we need to find money local PTA, BoyGirl Scouts of from several different areas within the defense budget to America, Big BrotherBig SisAmerican help pay for recapitalization, ter, one of which happens to be base Red Cross, your local church, etc., or offered on base through operating support. At Hill, we're various services, professional or going to take a substantial cut in funding and will have to operate private organizations, such as our base services with approxithe Family Support Center, the d the budget Air Force Association, the Air mately we've had in years past. Force Sergeants Association, How can we do that? That's a OfficersEnlisted Spouses Club on and the list the on), (and very good question. The answer: goes volunteer opportunities are liter- with difficulty if we can't find a way to tap into this spirit of ally endless. But as much as we thank those who selflessly give volunteerism within our comof their time and talents, there munity. Without the continuing words with aren't simply support of volunteers, we will enough which to express our sincerest simply not be able to operate LmT3 "hilltop.timeshill.af.mil". Unless otherwise indicated, all photos are U.S. Air Force Call r 1 When you call or send an your comments will be recorded and staffed through the agency responsible for action. Please give your supervisor and chain of command the opportunity to work with you in answering questions and solving problems before calling the Action Line. This will help me better serve your interests. Items of basewide interest will be published in the Hilltop Times. The Phone numbers base agencies listed can be contacted directly if you have a complaint or a problem with their services: .......... Security Forces 24-h- r. Crisis Information . . . . 0 6 '. Services...... 4 Base Restaurants 3 RetirementCompensation.. 2 (civilian) ....... ... , Social Actions Employee Relations. 4 6 9 U 3D Photo by Airman 1st Class Jenny Chong Commanders and directors from the 75th ABW gather around a historic plane Monday during a break from their squadron commander's mentoring course taught by Col. Scott Chambers, 75th ABW commander. Military Pay Civilian Pay Air force Suggestion Program IC Complaints (for appointment) IC Complaints (after hours) 1 6 1 5 1 ..... 777 - 5361 Fraud, Waste or Abuse (recording) 8 75th Medical Croup....... 6 Civil Engineering .. Hill Pride Hotline 3 Public Affairs 6 Public Affairs Information. . . Control Line ....... Military Housing Maintenance Safety Office Union AFOSI Narcotics Hotline Family Assistance Center (when activated) 3 777-337 2 . . . 0 any time to rtquest a ride. mm What safety precautions do you take now that school is back in session? T7 sfesSs w wmmmt"w- 1 ji ) -- .7 : m Cheryl Gabello 508th Aircraft Sustainment Wing "Pay attention to the school in session signs. I have kids of my own and drive them to school." Clndi Ibanez Ogden Air Logistics Center "I'm more aware of the kids out there even though they are not my own children." Cynthia Knight 84th Combat Sustainment Wing "It's good to leave work early. The high school students are going to school earlier every year it seems. Sometimes when they go to school it is still dark in the morning." Brent Hoskins 526th ICBM Systems Wing "It causes me to be more observant and encourages me to obey all school signs. I live right by elementary schools and have to watch for them in the mornings." Senior Airman Donald Schulz 388th Fighter Wing "I come up Hill Field in the morning and make sure I take it slow around the high school so I don't cream any kids." Mark C. Midgley 309th Maintenance Wing "Educate my child's new school teacher, staff, and class about diabetes (what to expect and what to watch for, etc)."