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2 H.lltop Times NEWS March 8. 1991 cacemem program produces job offers As of Feb. 27, Hill AFB has received 39 placement offers through the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program for employees who have been affected by separation through the reduction in force. Two positions were temporary and three offers were part-timTwenty-si- x employees have accepted positions at Defense Depot Ogden, with the Marine Corps in Barstow, and at the Navy Hospital in San Diego. e. B Continued from Pogt Approximately 812 eligible employees that are to be separated have been registered in the PPP, as have 83 employees receiving change-to-lower-gra- de letters. Those who received a separation letter because of RIF and did not register in the PPP, were automatically registered by the Civilian Personnel Office as mandated by DOD 1400.20-1-M- . The DOD Priority Placement Pro-- 1 at the Salt Lake International Airport to greet them a scene which will be repeated many times during the coming months. The Pentagon said March 4 that 160 people were killed in the five weeks of Operation Desert Storm. Of that total, 98 were killed in action and 62 in incidents. A total of 221 Americans were wounded in the war and 37 are reported missing in action. Although the shooting has virtually stopped, coalition forces remain on alert, braced for violations of the cease-fir- e agreement. Meanwhile in Iraq, anarchy is settling in with the Pentagon reporting rebellion against Saddam Hussein in cities throughout the country. "In the vicinity of one of the holy places, there are large groups of citizens gathered," said Army Lt. Gen. Thomas Kelly, operations director for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, March 4. e resistance "It looks like there is some will successful be on or whether but it there, going non-comb- at anti-regim- gam matches the skills of displaced sources Directorate. When the activity receives the reemployees with vacant positions at other DOD activities w here those em- sumes, and if they are all Priority 1, separated employees, the agency ployees are willing to work. It stops installations from filling a must select from among these candivacancy until a check is made for a dates. All candidates receive equal registered DOD employee who is well consideration. "If you accept a permanent posiqualified for their position. tion at any other government agency Names of employees do not appear on the PPP list, just their series and or in private industry, you will be removed from the PPP program and grade. "When the activity for which you the Displaced Employee Program. If registered has a vacancy, it must you decline a valid job offer from check the PPP list for that series and PPP, you are removed from the prograde. If there is a match, then gram," Mr. Dunroe said. For information concerning PPP names and resume of experience are requested from the Data Support registrations or to expand areas of Center in Dayton, Ohio' said Tom consideration, call the Civilian Personnel Office at Ext. 75892, 75983, Dunroe, chief of the affirmative employment unit in the Human Re '75920, or 76808. not, I don't know. "There are conflicts, apparently, in six or more other cities," he said. Also facing a critical series of tests in the months of military personnel in the ahead is the draw-dow- n will Persian Gulf, which take considerably longer than the seven-montbuildup that brought more than 527,000 U.S. troops to the theater. "It was a herculean logistic task to get them there," General Kelly said. "And thank God, because our casualties were so light, it's going to be just about as herculean to get them back." In the meantime, troops continue to sweep for mines and destroy other Iraqi war material that litters the sands of Iraq and Kuwait. Desert Storm, a war, saw the first five weeks focused on pounding strategic and tactical targets in Iraq and Kuwait with an average of 2,500 air strikes each day. Iraq's army and air force are now in ruins caused by unrelenting air raids and the massive ground attack, military officials said. h two-campai- gn The Pentagon said ft would be difficult to estimate the total number of Iraqi casualties from the ground campaign, but coalition forces destroyed more than 3,300 tanks and 2,100 armored vehicles. "The number that I can come up with is one Iraqi army destroyed," General Kelly said. "It's my strongly held belief that when this defeated army gets back to Baghdad, they're going to be pretty mad." The Air Force's strategic bombing of Iraq's war production facilities, especially its chemical, nuclear and biological centers, also was a key factor in Iraq's defeat, and helped assure the allies air superiority in the Persian Gulf. The results of the allies constant bombing became evident at war's end when Iraqi soldiers surrendered in the tens of thousands to advancing allied forces. As of March 4, more than 62,000 enemy prisoners of war are under coalition control. As more Americans are released from Iraqi detention, these captured enemy soldiers will be returned to their homeland under terms of the peace agreement. weapons-manufacturin- g mews BRIEFS Airlinos offering spocial rates Most major airlines are offering discount fairs to active duty and Reserve military members and their immediate family dependents, said officials at SATO Travel. Travel may begin anytime after March 2 and the return flight must be completed by Sept. 30. There are no advance purchase requirements, no penalties for cancellations or changes, no restrictions on days of travel and no minimum or maximum length of stay. An example of the special is that regular military fare round trip from Salt Lake City to San Antonio, Texas, is $484. The special fare ranges from $291 to $305. A regular full coach fare for this same trip is $1,018. These fares apply to all active duty military members with a green identification card or reserve members with red ID card and active duty orders. In some cases reservists and their dependents not on active duty may be eligible. Call SATO to check on eligibility. Because the airlines are changing rules and eligibility requirements, SATO officials apologize for any misinformation that may have been given out previously. Please call SATO Travel at Ext. 74677 or 71322 for fares, details or additional questions. Sudcfcd recall issued KELLY AFB, Texas-Suda- fed capsules have been recalled and Air Force Commissary officials customers who purchased this product at com 12-ho- gfrg- - ur missaries should return them immediately. The capsules in 10-- , 20- - and blister packfrom removed commissary ages were immediately shelves after the packages were implicated in a product-tamperininvestigation. "Our primary concern is to make certain our customers return to us any of the affected product which they may have purchased at the commissary," said Mike Hawkins, director of public affairs for AFCOMS. The universal product codes for the packages are: 3 for the package. 0 for the package. 0 for the package. Even packages which have been opened should be returned, Mr. Hawkins said. Customers will receive a full refund of the purchase price. Only the capsules in the three blister packages are involved. According to pharmacy officials at U.S. Air Force Hospital, Hill, this type of Sudafed is not the kind offered as an medication. The pharmacy provides Sudafed tablets, not capsules. 40-cou- nt g 0081-0876-1- 10-capsu- le 0081-0876-2- 20-capsu- le 0081-0876-4- 40-capsu- le 12-ho- ur over-the-count- er Scholarship applications available The Hill Administrators Association is offering scholarships to high school seniors who are family members of Hill AFB employees, military and civilian. Area high schools have information packets and application forms. Applications are due March 22. The association is also sponsoring the Management Achievement and Image Awards for Hill employees. Nominations are due March 22. For more information call Angela Richards at 777-501- 6. First campaign totals in The 1991 Hill AFB Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign is in full swing and the first week's total is $11,734, campaign officials said. "We are off to an excellent start, but we can't let up until every single person eligible to donate has been contacted," said Maj. Richard A. Ezzell, project officer at Hill. r The main purpose of the is to provide a source of help for active duty Air Force members, as well as Guard and Reserve members on active duty, who are suffering financial difficulty. Among other services, AFAF provides loans to these individuals, Major Ezzell said. The campaign continues through March 31. Civilians are also encouraged to donate. Military and civilians should contact their organization's key worker to donate. fund-raise- no-intere- st Bowling fundraiser planned The Hill AFB Air Force Assistance Fund BowlThe 388th ing Tournament will be held March Tactical Fighter Wing is sponsoring the event. Organizations may enter teams consisting of five individuals. Squads will bowl beginning at 12:30 p.m. each day. The cost is $35 per team and organizational prizes will be awarded. Entry fees must be paid no later than 24 hours after reservations are made. Teams may sign up by calling the Hill Bowling Center at Ext. 76565 or 79911. 22-2- 9. Cwibcf itfwgth Through Logistic Hilltop Times Published by MorMedia, Inc., 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. 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