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COMMENTARY An ADC's Top 10 ways to succeed in the Air Force TIMES April 17, 2008 TMES Wl,s Hilltop Times Editorial Staff: Lee Carter.. Standard-Examiner publisher Mary Lou Gorny Hilltop Times Interim editor Deadlines: Editorial and ne-.vi iterm are due by noon on the- Friday prior to the Thursday print date. To submit news item', e-mail hilltoptimeie5tand3rd.net or call 629-4273. For Clarified Advertising, call 625-4300. For Retail Advertising, call 625-4388. The Hilltop Times is published by Ogden Publishing Corporation, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Air Force, under, and in compliance with, a Memorandum of Understanding with Hill Air Force Base. The content of the Hilltop Times does not neccessarily represent the views of, nor is it endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Air Force or Hill Air Force Base (collectively, the Government). The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Government 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. Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the Standard-Examiner's Davis County Office, 67 S. Mam St., Suite 140, Layton, Utah, 84040. Additional editorial content is provided by various military and civilian wire services and Hill Air Force Base public affairs departments. Call 629-4273 with story ideas or comments, or send e-mail to Interim Editor Mary Lou Gorny at firstname.lastname@example.org Call 625-4300 for Classified Advertising or 625-4388 for Retail Advertising. ity and someone always ends up talking about it. I'm not an expert on human Area Defense Counsel nature, but if you think your friends are different, you're simply kidding yourself. OYAL AIR FORCE LAKENObservation three is that commanders, HEATH, England — As an Area first sergeants and the legal office staff Defense Counsel, I'd like to are not out to get you. share with you some observations and These are all men and women of great advice from what I've seen over the integrity who take adverse action only past six months. when presented with evidence. SomeI am addressing this article primarily times that evidence is credible and makes to E-5s and below because from 1987 to 1991,1 was in your shoes. You provide the sense, sometimes it doesn't, but nobody is lion's share of my business now, and when out to get you. Observation four is that airmen who you fail, the Air Force has failed you. face adverse action are generally good Observation one is that too many airpeople. I have the best clients in the men drink far too much. A large proworld and will do everything in my power portion of the cases I deal with involve alcohol. I'm not telling you not to drink at to defend you if you become one of them. Here, then, is my Top Ten List of things all, but the volume of alcohol I hear about you can do to complete a successful enis shocking. If you drink yourself into listment. An honorable discharge and a stupor every weekend, you need help the GI Bill opened every door that I've — please get it before you and I have to walked through as an adult, from college talk about your Article 15. to jobs to law school. I want you to sucObservation two is that drug use is ceed and the Air Force wants you to sucby far the most common court-martial ceed, but the choice is yours. offense, and it oftentimes follows drink10. Quit getting sloppy drunk; othering. If you use drugs, you'll get caught wise, you'll end up doing something really because one of your friends will rat on you — drug use tends to be a group activ- stupid. BY CAPT. CONRAD HUYGEN R 9. Don't ever use drugs; ask yourself if it's worth your career, your $20,000 GI Bill and a criminal record. 8. Don't lie, even a little; either say nothing at all when questioned until after you speak with a lawyer or tell the truth. There is no other option. 7. Live within your means; I can't afford a Porsche — you can't afford a Porsche. 6. Be likeable and valuable; good troops get breaks because they've earned them. 5. If you want to fight, try organized boxing; it's a lot harder than it looks. 4. Always be squared-away and 10 minutes early; your uniform, haircut, military bearing and punctuality really do reflect who you are. 3. TVeat everyone with respect; military members and civilians alike deserve it. 2. Don't hang out with idiots; you will eventually get blamed for what they did. 1. Always ask for a lawyer when read your rights; trust me, you have no idea what you're doing if you agree to answer questions. Your ADC is here to serve you, but you have to ask for us. 777-7000 email@example.com 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. Phone numbers — The base agencies listed can be contacted directly if you have a complaint or a problem with their services: Emmett Garrison, 575th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares an A-10 Thunderbolt II rudder for repair April 1?.. , SENIOR AIRMAN BROK ' MCCARTHY U.S. Air Force Report suspicious activity via the AFOSI EAGLE EYES program Dial: 777-3056 / 3057/ 3508. Watch - Report - Protect Force Protection is OUY Business - Everyone is a Sensor Security Forces 777-5550 24-hr. Crisis Information .777-3056 Services 777-4134 Base Restaurants 777-2043 Retirement/Compensation 777-6142 (civilian) Social Actions 777-3516 Employer Relations 777-7129 Military Pay :.„.,....„.;... 777-1851 Civilian Pay 777-6246 Air Force Suggestion 777-6901 Program IG Complaints .' 777-5305 (for appointment) IC Complaints 777-5351 (after hours) ' . ;. • ,;• . Fraud, Waste or Abuse 777-5361 (recording) 75lh Medical Croup.. 777-4918 Civil Engineering 777-1856 Hill Pride Hotline 777-7433 Public Affairs 777-5201 Public Affairs Information.777-9696 . Control Line ^-;-^"v v^y; .' Military Housing 777-2963 Maintenance Safety Office : ; 777-3333 Union 777-3257 AFOSI Narcotics Hotline.. 777-1852 Family Assistance Center .777-3090 (when activated) ki*-%\~:"y'•''!*''' .;•: • •-, .--.'-•.."•;, •. ':•- •>'••••' • Nest FilnmTip from ih« Health and Wellneji C«nter Did you know: A croissant from a local coffee spot can be up to 350 calories and 19 grams of fat? Croissants are an "on occasion" type of food, not an everyday or a few times per week food. A piece of whole grain bread with some peanut butter and some fresh fruit is a healthier option. What are you doing for Team Hill Pride Day on April 18? THINK SAFETY Hill's Total 2008 DUIs: 12 Hill's Last DUI: 31 Unit Involved: Kim Carling 309th Software Maintenance Group "I'm going to pick some of the weeds around my building." Airmen Against Drinking and Driving provlda rides when designated driven are unavailable. Ca// 777-1111 any lime ro rcquett a ride. Deann Cochran 388th Fighter Wing "I'm going to throw away any trash I see around my building that the landscaping company doesn't get." Tech. Sgt. Christopher Fields 75th Mission Support Squadron "We are doing building maintenance and beautrfication — things like putting down new bark in the flower beds, some painting and picking up branches from the grass." Adam Phillips 709th Maintenance Support Squadron "I'm going to clean up cigarette butts from our parking lot."