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Twice Monthly Thursday, August 26, 1999 388th Fighter Wing supplement to the Hilltop Times Watson visits 388th Fighter Wing, base Congrat s By SSgt. Sonja Whittington 388th FW Public Affairs During his visit here Monday, professional golfer Tom Watson got a ride out to the at more than 1,500 range His caddie and vehicle mph. Col. Ron of choice? FalOholendt and an 6 One hundred and six senior airmen from the .4 388th Fighter Wing were selected to advance to the rank of staff sergeant. For the complete list- ing, see page C. F-1- con. Watson, who ranks in the e money top 31 of in the pro golf cirwinners cuit, gave a golf clinic for more than 200 people Monday morning in conjunction with Hill Air Force Base Golf Commander's Cup The tournaTournament. ment raised $5,000 for the Hill Aerospace Museum. Following lunch it was Mr. Watson's turn to take some tips - from professional pilots and life support technicians in preparation for the ride of his life in an F- 6. "Aren't I supposed to sing 'Off we go' or something," Mr. Watson joked after being Not even fitted for a an intense lesson in emergency procedures including how and when to eject from the aircraft dissuaded Mr. Watson from his anticipated 'tit-Mm. -l G-su- it. flight. Signing autographs for people everywhere he went, Watson visited the 34th Fighter Squadron ramp to a watch weapons load demonstration. "He took a lot of time to talk with our airmen and tell them how much he appreciColonel ates them," Oholendt said. Mr. Watson also made a stop at the squadron operations building to watch a ' Incentive I: all-tim- The following six air- men from the 388th Fighter Wing received incentive flights in August. Staff Sgt. Tina San- tos, 388th FW; Staff Sgt. Photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher D. Greer Tech. Sgt. Gary Easterwood, 34th Fighter Squadron, NCO in charge of life support, helps fit Tom Watson for an oxygen mask. display video from Operation Desert Fox before attending his flight briefing. head's-u- p In a light-hearte- moment, d Mr. Watson posed for pic- tures with one of the newest Rams - four-day-o- ld son of Nicholas Glidden, Capt. Lance and Karla Glidden of the 34th. Reporters from various local media outlets followed Mr. Watson throughout the afternoon. Mr. Watson was approved by Air Combat Command for an orientation flight because of the anticipated media coverage and the chance to display the professionalism and arduous training of the men and women in the Air Force. "We have people like Tom visit with us, so they are able to understand our mission. He can now communicate our mission to others; he is now a national spokesman for the Colonel Air Force," Oholendt said. With Colonel Oholendt in the front seat, Mr. Watson's aircraft took off for an hour and ahalf long flight overthe training range. When the colonel and the golfer touched ground again, Mr. Watson proudly gave two thumbs up and waved an empty airsickness bag to the waiting crowd. "He's a very aggressive said Colonel pilot," Oholendt. "If he's half as aggressive on the golf course as he is in the plane, the other senior PGA golfers need to find different jobs." When asked, which is more stressful, flying jets or winning pro golf tournaments, the winner of 33 PGA tour titles responded, "Well, they don't shoot at you on the golf course." "We've had the cook's tour today. I certainly haven't had enough time to spend here to understand very fully what goes into making this operation work, but I know one thing the people surrounding it certainly are top of the list. There are some great people working here," Mr. Watson said. Scott Lorenzen, 421st Fighter Squadron; Airman 1st Class Gregory Hernandez, Senior Airman Christy Veglia and Airman 1st Class Erin Morgan, 34th FS and Master Sgt. Ronald Lamb, 729th Air Control Squadron. ACC Subscribe to receive the latest command news by sending an ail Put subscribe to acc-news-serv- ice in the body of the message and leave the subject block blank. You will receive an from the list server ail software "majordomo" notifying you of being added to the list. AEF ALOHA!!! "1 Starting with this week's issue of Fighter Country, the 388th Pub- lic Affairs Office will begin to offer you information on up-to-da- October's Air tionary Force UNA te Expedi- PS The Weighted Airman Promotion System cat- alog, which lists the pub- lications used by test Air Force photo i Gen. Lansford E. Trapp, 12th Air Force commander, dashes for safety as his wife Nancy and executive officer Capt. 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