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388th Fighter Wing supplement to the Hilltop Times Thursday, November 8, 2001 Twice Monthly Hornburg to become new ACC commander 4th FS returns from Egypt Left, Airman 1st Class Brian Haun, 4th FS, hugs girlfriend Whitney Wendel. Below, Staff Chief's list Gen. Hal M. Hornburg will take over as commander of Air Combat Command Nov. 4 at a ceremony at Langley Air Force Base. Va. General Hornburg is the commander of Air Education and Training Command at Randolph AFB, Texas. The general served as vice commander of ACC in 2(XXJ before taking his current position. General Hornburg joined Sgt. Iran Smith, 4th Fighter Squadron, gets an emotional 1 welcome home hug from his son Riley. The 4th FS and 75th Air Base Wing returned home from Oct 27 and 28 after almost a month In Egypt in support of Operation Bright Star. Bright Star is a biennual international exercise. More than 23,000 U.S. troops participate in the exercise making it one of the largest military exercises in the world. (U.S. Air Force photos) The following 388th Fighter Wing members have been promoted to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant: Randy Lewis 4th Fighter Squadron Charles Hoover 34th Fighter Squadron Todd Kirkendall 388th Equipment Maintenance n ' I .f - v J ft ft Squadron The annual Combined Federal Cam- paign ends tomorrow. As of Nov. 2, the wing has reached 89 percent of it's monetary goal, raising $26,661. A goal of 00 percent contact has yet to be reached but the wing's campaign point of conr tact, 2nd Lt. Robert Hayes, is hopeful, he said. "We had 100 percent contact of those deployed to the west prior to their departure and have forms being delivered to the 42 st Fighter Squadron at f 1 m mi ,mmm, .- 1- mm iimii By Tech. Sgt. Sonja C.R. Whittington 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs NellisAFB,N.V.,"hesaid. has not been given the . .... to opportunity contribute should contact their squadron representative. Call Lieu- tenant Hayes at 777-- 3 130 to find out squadron points of contact. -- Anyone who and They've been gone since will be returning to a country that has undergone tremendous change. The 729th Air Control Squadron's 'Angry Warriors' left in August for a rotation to Southwest Asia. Now, more than halfway through their deployment, they are starting to look forward to returning home to family and friends. "People continue to be very focused on the mission, while at the same time, look forward to redeployment," said Lt. Col. Francis Xavier, commander of the Angry Warriors. Overall, the deployment has been deemed a success, said the colonel. "Our spin-u- p training using Southern Watch scenarios was probably the biggest factor in our success," he said. That is echoed throughout the squadron. "Our local deployments to Wendover made it possible for me to work and live with my squadron (in a new environment) and get my first look at how a unit should deploy," said Airman 1st Class Marcus Palmer. Being immersed in an environment away mid-Augu- Equal list The Enlisted Quarterly Assignment Listing for overseas assignments for the April-Jun- e 2002 cycle w ill be available Nov. 13.. The listing will be available on the web, but the update process is not yet totally automated. Individuals will need to work through their military personnel flights to update preferences. "Because of unanticipated problems with the new military personnel data system, our ability to retrieve all the data we needed to make assignments was missing, which in turn delayed all our assignment cycles," said Lt. Col. Jim Hegarty, airman assignments division chief here. Assignment preferences for the overseas cycle should be updated by Nov. 22. Assignments will be released Dec. 4. EQUAL advertises upcoming assignment requirements, by Air Force Specialty Code and rank. Members are instructed to review, prioritize and list specifically their assignment preferences based on the EQUAL list. st O :"" Hal M. Hornburg F-- squadron, w ing, numbered air force and major command. He commanded a composite fighter w ing during Operation Desert Storm and led the Air Force's first composite wing during the serv ice's 992. reorganization in 99 He directed air operations Vietnam. Command and Staff College and National War College, received a master's degree in over Bosnia for Operation Deliberate Force and commanded the Joint Warfight-in- g human resource management from the University of Utah, and completed a program in Center. The general is a command pilot with more than 4,000 hours in a variety of aircraft, national and international including the 0, 1 -- 1 F-- 4, 5 1 and He flew missions in forwar- F-1- 6. d-air-control General Hornburg earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas A&M University, completed Squadron Officer School, Air security at Harvard University. (Courtesy of Air Force Print News) 729th ACS learns to work, depend on each other through challenges of deployment Angry Warriors: 1 When the lists become available, n nrr General the Air Force in 1968 and has commanded at ail levels: flight, 1 CFC update XL i from outside distractions taught the team to concentrate on mission essen- tials, in explained Airman 1st Class Humberto Centeno. "It's instilled in us that the mission is the priority; everything else comes second. "A positive result in this environment is that we learn how to work together as a cohesive unit," he said. "Our NCOs keep a close eye on our progress while shop built a new garage for one of vehitheir cles. The 729th ACS vehicle maintenance section has helped improve the health of the base vehicle maintenance section fleet. The accommodations came as a pleasant surprise to many Ik 1 first-tim- e deployers. "I thought we were going to be in tents and insects were be going to crawling around everywhere, sand getting into said deployed, making everything," sure we develop and Senior Airman Wilcox. practice the correct Stephen habits and "But the conditions working ensure we retain as are so much better. i We much knowledge as are living in possible." Photo courtesy of the 729th Air Control Squadron 'hooches.' There is While the Angry to keep the Deployed members of the 729th Air Control Squadron gravel Warriors help set up new camouflage netting to replace sand down and the t netting over the operations modules at their deployed only insect have location. focused seen are the on the mission, the squadron has 'Kamikaze' flies." had time to work on Working and living in a remote environprojects. Deployed troops haven't ment without the daily conveniences back been allowed off the installation home have made unit members appreciate since Sept 11. the little things again. "We have engaged in many "I'm glad I have a bed and air conditioning beautification and improvement that works," said Airman Palmer. projects," said Colonel Xavier. Being away from home has given many The Warriors Angry helped hang people a new appreciation for the life they Photo courtesy of the 729th Air Control Squadron new the have waiting for them in Utah. "I feel that I over camouflage netting Airmen 1st Class Shawn Waldron and Diana Butan and Staff Sgt. Marc Sisneros take a break at the deployed site. See Angry Warriors, Page B operations modules. The SatCom SWA-focus- ed are worn-ou- 1 team-buildi- peo- ple can view them on the AFPC home page at http:www.afpc.randolph.af.mil, or at their MPF. Those on temporary duty during the advertising period can contact the nearest personnel office for assistance. Courtesy the A ir Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas) Rumsfeld: The ruins are stili smoking' Secretary - WASHINGTON Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rums- feld released the following statement Nov. : I have reflected on some of the questions about the "speed vi piugics in me campaign aoout tne patience of the American people if something dnpsnnthnnnenimme- diately. 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Air Force of Hill AFB Everything advertised -- le available without regard to race, color, With the ruins still smoldering and the smoke not yet cleared, it seems to me that Americans understand well that despite the urgency in the press questions we are still in the verv very early stages of this war. The ruins are still smoking! rnncu,.rnm. some historical perspective: -- After the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, it took four months before the United States responded to that attack with the Doolittle raid of April 1942; - It took eight months after Pearl Harbor before the U.S. a land began campaign against the Japanese - with the See Secretary Rumsfield, Page C religion, sex. - - -- -- or other nonmerlt factor of the purchaser, user or patron.