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Hilltop Times NEWS Sept. 27, 1991, LAflH 92. Continued from Page 1 has ehangtMi." Hollands said. "If there's room, we ll take it. but there just isn't the room there used to be." The new LOG A IK 92 system was also devised to save transportation dollars. Now, only top priority freight will be shipped by air and other lower priority cargo will be shipped by alternate means of transport such as trains, trucks and ships. Another important facet of the LOGAIR 92 system is that it is geared to accepting oversized, classified and hazardous cargo. Under the new system, all freight 66 We are a good, cost-effectiv- J Western pulled from warehouses along with freight coming in from feeder sta- tions in the western area is e sorted at the hub terminal, put on pallets and loaded aboard an aircraft so that at the end shippi 99 of each day, no Air terminal manager freight remains to be shipped. This is an improvement from the old system where freight was sorted, palletized and stored for some period of time if it was low priority cargo. The new two-hu- b system will provide 44 CONUS Department of Defense installations with daily service by air, augmented in some areas by trucking services. Hill will service all locations west of the Mississippi River. There will be four trunk flights daily between Robins and Hill, two east and two west, to ferry freight into the appropriate hub regions. "This system will allow LOGAIR 92 to match or exceed commercial carriers' advertised service," d Hollands said, "and it features dedicated, Air service for all shipments." The idea behind LOGAIR 92 is speed of delivery, Hollands said. The aircraft involved are in a continual loop between delivery points and space available is limited since the idea is to shuttle high priority cargo quickly, rather than move great quantities of cargo indiscriminately. "This is going to be our new way of doing business." Hollands said. "And, we will be able to do it for f4 cents per Compared with the cost for commercial carriers, we are a good, Vol Hollands Force-controlle- air-eligib- ton-mil- le e. cost-effectiv- e shipper." LOGAIR 92 V INTERMEDIATE TRUCKING SERVICE Two hubs 1 U S Air Force illustration LOGAIR 92 serves CONUS from two transportation centers: Hill AFB and Robins AFB, Ga. service is provided to 42 locations. cant changes in LOGAIR history. Since 1955, LOGAIR has been a contractor-operate- d system that ties in with the Military Airlift Command trans- port system. The LOGAIR planes use compatible cargo handling equipment that can shift loads directly and efficiently onto a MAC transport aircraft. "Military transportation funding is being cut along with the rest of DOD, and this new system reduction in cost," represents an almost 35-perce- nt Hollands said. Hollands estimates that this two-husystem will save approximaty $35 million in fiscal 1992. of the new system Tuesday, With the start-uHill's air terminal has grown in personnel strength by 28. These 28 have been gained from the other ALC bases to perform the warehousing tasks involved with the new system. These government and military workers load and b p One-da- y unload cargo from airplanes and trucks, build the pallets, plan the loads, and perform the myriad of duties involved in handling all kinds of cargo. In addition, two contract operators will provide more personnel and aircraft for Western Hub flight operations. Southern Air Transport flies LI 00 aircraft, and Evergreen International flies DC-9- s and 727s. The contracts are centrally administered through headquarters AFLC. Several new buildings are also under construction to accommodate the contractors here since maintenance and transient pilot facilities need to be provided. Hollands said his people are excited about the new program and are "ready to demonstrate that Hill and the LOGAIR system can provide DOD customers the best service available anywhere by anyone." Appeal denied; officer dismissed from Air Force by Gary Hatch Hilltop Times editor A captain dismissed from the Air Fore in 1988 for having sexual relations with a married staff sergeant was again sentenced Sept. 18 to be dismissed, following his appeal of the original ruling. Crjpt. Spencer D. Wales, 388th Tac-ticFighter Wing, was ordered dismissed from the Air Force for sleeping with the staff sergeant while the two were on temporary duty in Norway in 1987. They were both married to other people at the time. Wales was originally convicted by a jury of officers of adultery and two chai ges of fraternizing with an enlisted person following the 1988 court-ma- r ial. At that time he was sentenced to cismissal and was put on unpaid ai iriC leave while he appealed his case. On appeal, the fraternization charges were thrown out on technical grounds by the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, the nation's highest military court. The Court of Military Appeals upheld Wales' conviction for conduct unbecoming an officer and authorized the government to hold a rehearing on the sentence. The sentence, which was identical to the first one, was handed down by military judge Lt. Col. Robert E. Kasz-czufollowing two days of testimony in the Hill AFB courtroom. The staff sergeant with whom Wales had an affair separated from the Air Force after the first trial but returned to testify at the rehearing. Her whose Air Force career ended with a hardship discharge not long k, d, after the original trial, also testified. So did Wales and his new bride of six weeks. Wales pleaded with the judge not to dismiss him from the service, saying he'd like a chance to prove he can still be a good officer. But prosecutor Capt. Kevin Greenfield argued that Wales' behavior brought disgrace upon the Air Force. "He chose to deviate significantly from what was expected of an officer," Greenfield said. "This kind of thing has got to be nipped in the bud. The message has got to go forth... that this type of behavior will not be tolerated by the Air Force." An appeals judge said adultery is a charge rarely prosecuted by the military. An investigation into the affair between Wales and the staff sergeant was begun when the woman's husband brought it to the attention of authorities. Dismissal for Wales who was three years from retirement was the harshest possible penalty for the infraction. Law forbids the judge from handing down a more severe penalty than was announced at the original trial. For an officer, a dismissal is the same as a dishonorable discharge, said Capt. Kevin C. Probasco, assistant staff judge advocate at Hill. The new sentence will be appealed automatically, as are all dismissals adIf the senjudged by a tence is upheld, as Probasco said the legal office expects, Wales' military career will end with a felony conviction and he will not qualify for severance or retirement pay. Please see related story on Page 5. court-martia- l. Combat Strength Through Logistics 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. Contents of the official views of. or Hilltop Times are not necessarily the endorsed by. the U.S. government, the Department of Defense or the Department of the Air Force. The appearance of advertisements in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Air Force or MorMedia. 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