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HILLTOP TIMES 8 TIMES • April 10,2007 Active political year brings time for reminders on do's and don'ts A nother important U.S. election is rapidly approaching. Most readers already know that all DoD active duty, reserve and civilian employee personnel have many special restrictions placed upon them in order to avoid even the appearance of the DOD's taking sides in partisan political issues. However, if you think you already know all of the rules, be aware that as recently as February, some of these rules were changed. Therefore, it is always wise to engage in a quick refresher of the old rules, and a review of the new ones: All may: • Register and vote as they choose. • Assist in voter registration drives (nonpartisan, if Administration) and the Federal Voting Assistance Progam. • Privately express opinions about candidates and issues (but IAW UCMJ Art. 88, AD must beware of using contemptuous words against certain political leaders). • Join and be an active member of a partisan party or club. • Contribute money to partisan parties, committees and organizations. • Sign nominating petitions (but leave out official DoD position). • Campaign for or against refer- and fundraisers. None may: • Use official authority or influence to interfere with an election or another's vote. • Display partisan banners, posters, signs, etc., on base, including in military family housing (even privatized), except for reasonably sized bumper stickers on personal operating vehicles. • Solicit, receive or give political votes or contributions from or to other DoD personnel, except civilian employees may do so in certain union contexts. • Engage in political activity (including distributing partisan material) while on duty, in a government office or on government property, using a government e-mail account, wearing an official uniform, using a government operating vehicle, representing or appearing to represent the DoD (except as a color guard). Those in Administration may not: • Be candidates for public office. • Participate in or promote partisan fundraisers. • Publicly sponsor or officially serve with partisan organizations or candidates. • Transport voters to polling places for partisan purposes. enda, constitutional amendments and local ordinances. Those in Administration may: • Engage in nonpartisan activity, but only attend any partisan fundraisers, meetings, rallies, debates, conventions and other activities as a spectator, but not in uniform. Nonactivated reserves may: • Run for partisan office, but must make clear that their views are not the DoD's official position. • Hold office in partisan parties or clubs. • Distribute partisan campaign literature, but not on base. • Campaign and give partisan speeches for or against candidates, but not in uniform. • Attend partisan rallies, meetings, and fundraisers, but not in uniform. Federal civilian employees may: • Run for nonpartisan office. • Wear reasonably sized partisan political buttons on duty. • Hold office in partisan parties or clubs. • Distribute campaign literature in partisan elections, but not on base. • Campaign (including speeches) for or against partisan candidates, but not on base. • Attend partisan rallies, meetings Alcohol Awareness Month puts facts, figures forward W ith April being National Alcohol Awareness Month, here are a few facts the Hill Air Force Base Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment staff wants you to be aware of. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol is implicated in the deaths of approximately 85,000 Americans every year, making it the nation's third leading cause of preventable death after smoking and obesity. An alcohol binge is defined as five drinks (e.g., five 12-ounce beers) of alcohol for a man and four drinks for a woman in one 24-hour period. Binge drinking oeeavs EGYPTIAN: 2415 Washington Bivd. - Ogden 395-3227 Info. Line 395-3205 www. PeerysEgvptianTKeater. com increases the risks for accidents, health problems and occupational and social problems. Below are some questions to ask to help gage alcohol consumption. • Do you drink alone when you feel angry or sad? • Does your drinking ever make you late for work? • Does your drinking worry your family? • Do you ever drink after telling yourself you won't? • Do you ever forget what you did while drinking? If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above — for yourself or someone else — be a wingman and seek additional information or help. For more information, call the Hill ADAPT program at 777-7909. Go to alcoholscreening.org for an anonymous, more in depth, assessment with feedback. ' h* In addition, the Hill ADAPT program will be host- • ing alcohol awareness enhancing activities at the BX food court April 16 and 23,10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ADAPT personnel will be available to answer questions and share information. They will also have a DUI simulator set up for people to take for a drive. PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, P.C. Dale Hibbert, Pediatrics Jennifer Brown, Family Leland Pack, Orthodontist An £6yPliAH THEAJRt fCUHDAIION / fen famerill SHEWS & CLASSICS pmenlalion Accepts Military Insurance Latest technology in painless dentistry Free exam for children under 2 yrs Arcade games & more Open Mon through Sat 774-0770 2112 N. HILLFIELD RD. #1 • LAYTON ASPECIALTY RESTAURANT Chicken Pork Turkey OPEN KITCHEN BBQ THE MONGOLIAN WAY, JUICY, TENDER AND FRESH Lunch Per Bowl Dinner One Time Through Mon.-Thurs. Starts •6,95 *9M All You Can Eat Dinner COME VISIT US Lunch By Air Force Materiel Command Public Affairs W RIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command will launch a study soon to find out how AFMC individuals want to get news and information about AFMC and the Air Force. A randomly selected group of military members and civilian employees will receive an e-mail invitation to complete an online questionnaire to share their views on several information sources, products and technologies. "This is a very important project for AFMC, because we're working hard to improve our Air Force information delivery channels and products so our people get the information they want and need, when and how they want it," said Ron Fry, AFMC director of Public Affairs. "If we hear that some of the information channels are working well while others are not, we'll know where best to focus our resources and create the best communication efficiencies for both commanders and our work force. When people receive news and information in a format they like, they're much more likely to absorb it, understand it, retain it and even share it." Gen. Bruce Carlson, AFMC commander, encourages all survey recipients to take the time to complete the questionnaire. "Delivering information to our people is just like delivering warfighter support," he said. t(We need to know what the customer wants and then deliver it in the most timely, accurate and effective way possible." According to Steve Everett, principle researcher for the survey, the success of the survey relies on hearing from all invited participants — everyone from scientists to junior noncommissioned officers. "And if we hear back from only the people who have computers on their desks, we won't have anywhere near an accurate, complete understanding of people's information preferences," Everett said. He said in addition to the e-mailed survey, researchers have already conducted focus group interviews at AFMC locations where large segments of the work force do not have ready access to computers. www.HilltopTimes.com What are you missing? Search for free back to 1999! I OPEN SINCE 1978— Crab Survey set on news delivery • LifeTimes *# • Commentary • Around the Hill • Link to official Base site 1 Site Archive ' • fif) Lee's Mongolian T I BBQ Restaurant Beef • March or ride in partisan parades. • Speak on political issues or candidates in front of partisan gatherings • Allow publication of any partisan items by the Administration member, except for letters to newspaper editors that are not part of an organized letter-writing campaign or a solicitation of votes (and, if active duty status is mentioned at all, a disclaimer of not representing the DoD's official position must be added). • Conduct partisan surveys or distribute partisan literature. Federal civilian employees may not: • Be candidates for public office in partisan elections. • Solicit or discourage the political activity of anyone doing DOD business. Reserves may not: • Use photos of themselves in uniform as their primary graphic representation. The above laws, regulations and policies regarding political involvement come from the Hatch Act (5 USC 732126), 5 CFR 733- 4, DODD 1344.10, AFI 51-902, and SECDEF's 21 Jul 07 Public Affairs Guidance, and so they are enforceable against, all DoD personnel by administrative and/or UCMJ sanctions. Please contact the base legal office if you have any questions about this topic. See it all at www.HilltopTimes.com •VfceWy Shea 194S VENDORS WANTED for Hill Officers' Spouses Club Dinner Mon.-Fri. 11:00-2:30 Mon.-Thurs. 4:00-8:30 Sat. Noon-4:00 Pri.-Sat. 4:00-9:30 2866 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT 84401 Tel. 801-621-9120 434455 10-4-07CM K Spring Craft Bazaar 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Apr. 16 jj .-,>" Club Hill, Hill Air Force Base .j,.^; (Booth fee, *40; Deadline Apr. 7) \ ''l •'..;;-,; •;; -For Information call Michelle 593-5830 Dont miss this event with up to 70 vendors selling handcrafted jewelry, pottery, home decor, prepackaged gourmet foods and much morel The bazaar is a fund-raiser for the club's charitable giving. Admission is free to visitors with access on base and/or accompanying those with access.