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COMMENTARY Hilltop Times .March 16,2006 Hilltop TIMES WivkU Mini- I'MS Hilltop Times EditorialStaff: 75th ABW Commander .... Chief, Public Affairs Editor Assistant Editor Tech. Sgt. Crystal Robles Beth Young, Mitch Shaw, Airman 1st Class Jenny Chong and Airman 1st ClassClayton Murray ....Staff Col. Scott Chambers Charles Freeman Writers Shannon Smith Page Layout & Design Deadlines: Editorial and news (terns, 3 p.m. , call the editor, 777Friday. For more Information 7321. 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 necessarily the official views of, or 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 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. Women: Building communities, dreams .A^ii KAR_A_TORRES 1st Operations Support Group LANGLEY AFB, Va. (AFPN) — Since the beginning of time, women have played an important role in human existence. We are daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, mentors and teachers. Mothers can magically heal a Mboo-boo" with a kiss and a bandage; they say the right things to mend a broken heart or provide a hug or a shoulder to cry on. But women are not only emotional, loving creatures. When American Soldiers were sent to the world's aid in World War I, women stepped up to the plate to take care of America, rear children, take care of the home -- all while manufacturing and shipping desperately needed items for the war. Passionate women have also disguised themselves as men in order to be a part of worthy causes, such as Joan of Arc during the French Revolution or Sarah Emma Edmonds (aka Frank Thompson) in the American Civil War. History is loaded with headlines regarding women making a difference in the world and leaving their mark in the hearts of people forever. My focus is on the Air Force, where many firsts have been recorded in history. According to the March 2002 issue of Airman magazine, the following women made great strides: • First woman to cross Atlantic Ocean solo (1932), Amelia Earhart • First woman in the Air Force (1948), Staff Sgt. Esther McGowin Blake • First woman to break the sound barrier Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office staff in Bldg. 152. Call 777-4598 with story ideas or comments, or send e-mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org". Unless othenvise indicated, all photos are U.S. Air Force photos. NATIQ HISTO (1953), Jacqueline Cochran • First female chief master sergeant (1960), Chief Master Sgt. Leslie McGowan • First female promoted to general (1971), Brig. Gen. Jeanne Holm • First female chaplain (1973), 1st Lt, Lorraine K. Potter • First female test pilot (1974), Capt. Leslie H. Kenne • Women became Basic Military Training Instructors (1975) • First female Air Force Academy cadet (1976), Joan Olsen • First women (10) graduate Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training, Williams AFB, Ariz. (1977) • First Hispanic female graduates AF Academy (1980), Linda Garcia Cubero • First secretary of the Air Force (1993), Sheila Widnall • First female to fly combat missions (1995), Capt. Martha McSally • First female space shuttle commander (1999), Col. Eileen Collins • First female sniper school graduate (2001), Senior Airman Jennifer Donaldson • First female Aerial Gunner (2003), Airman 1st Class Vanessa Dobos • First female Thunderbird pilot (2006), Capt, Nicole Malachowski Women need not only be recognized and honored for firsts, but should also be commended for their continuing bravery and courage and leadership. Recently in Iraq, four women helped save a convoy. In another part of Iraq, Capt. LeeAnn Roberts, a coalition military assistance training team leader is the only female out of the 8,000 or so on this particular base. Her job is to train Iraqi recruits to protect their own country. It's amazing how far humans have come since the beginning of time, yet we still have so far to go. I doubt there will ever be a day when there will no longer be a "first" record, regardless of age, gender, religion, race or ethnicity. So I encourage each and everyone of you — man or woman, young or old — to strive for your dreams, accomplish your goals and be builders of communities and dreams! Ckrcre 777-7000 action.line.pa@hilLaf.mil THINK SAFETY Unwanted e-mail W Hill's Last DUI: Unit Involved: Airmen Against Drinking and Driving provide rides when designated drivers are unavailable. Call 777-1111 any time to request a ride. Master Sgt. Lori Noble 84th Combat Sustainment Wing M At the end of the rainbow I would like to find a life lived well." Col. Scott Chambers, 75th Air Base Wing commander discusses traffic and pedestrian problems on Southgate Ave. with Hill safety, security forces and engineering offices. There could be several reasons why spam is sent to your e-mail account. Unwanted e-mail is sent to you because it is economically rewarding for the sender to do so. Many spammers receive commission on responses to their e-mail. One possibility is that you visited a Web site and gave them your Hill e-mail address. That e-mail address could have been sold, harvested, or stolen, ending up in the hands of the spammer. Hill recently acquired a new commercial spam blocking subscription, and it has been functioning for the past month. Since it was installed, more than 34,000 spam e-mails have been blocked. Hopefully, you have seen a dramatic decrease in the amount of spam you have been receiving. If you continue to receive objectionable e-mails, please contact your Client Support Administrator for assistance. If your CSA is unable to help, contact the Hill Help Desk (586-TECH). When you call or send an e-mail, 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. 3 \fi hy do I receive spam at my Hill e-mail address? photo by Beth Young Phone numbers — The base agencies listed can be contacted directly if you have a complaint or a problem with their services: Security Forces 777-5550 24-hr. Crisis Information .. 777-3056 Services 777-4134 Baic Restauranti 777-2043 Retirement/Compensation 777-6142 (civilian) Social Actions .777-3516 Employee Relations 777-7129 Military Pay 777-1851 Civilian Pay '.. 777-6246 Air Force Suggestion 777-6901 Program IG Complaint* 777-5305 (lor oppointment) IG Complaints 777-5361 (afttt hours) Fraud, Waste or Abuse 777-5361 . (recording) 75th Medical Group 777-4918 Civil Engineering ;. 777-1856 Hill Pride Hotline 777-7433 Public Affairs 777-5201 Public Affair* Information. .777-9696 Control Line Military Housing 777-2963 Maintenance Safely Oflice 777-3333 Union 777-3257 AFOSI Narcotics Hotline.. . 777-1852 Family Assistance Center .,775-3090 (when activated) .. - On St. Patrick's Day, what do you wish to find at the end of the rainbow? Tim Senior . Jeanle Mlkesell 84th Combat Sustainment Wing 508th Fighter Sustainment Group "I hope to find friends and family all in good health." "How about a multi-million dollar winning lottery ticket like the people who recently won the Powerball?" Debbie Hartman 526th ICBM Systems Wing "The end of the war and the return of our members of the Armed Forces is what I hope for." NoelJacobson 526th ICBM Systems Wing "I would really like to see peace in the country and ( in the world. I'm tired of the fighting. I would also like to see the return of our military members." Terry Knighton 309th Software Maintenance Group "I've had cancer, so I'd like to find a good life and good health."