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COMMENTARY HiDom TIMES April 24, 2008 & J/ Conduct yourself as if you lived in a glass house Hilltop *<*w ^ TfMES Hilltop Times Editorial Staff: Lee Carter... Standaid-Examiner publisher Mary Lou Gorny Hilltop Times Editor Lee Anne Hensley Hilltop Times Writer Deadlines: Editorial find news items are due by noon on the Friday prior to the Thursday print date. To submit news items e-mail hilltoptimes©standard.net or call 629-4273. For Classified 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. no one is looking?" That title stuck with me over Ogden Air Logistics Center Staff Judge Advocate the years, and coupled with Col. Fuller's words, it ext Wednesday, I retire after gave me a framework for serving as a judge advocate in how I approached ethics the United States Air Force for 30 during my career. Forme, years. Back in 1978, when I arrived at my the ethics rules were alfirst duty station, Offutt AFB, Nebraska, I ways personal — a way to was surprised that the first thing the Staff approach questions from Judge Advocate Col. Joe Fuller talked to Col. Weeks commanders about what me about was the Air Force Standards of Conduct, the Air Force ethics rules before was right for the Air Force and also a way for me to approach personal decisions about the Joint Ethics Regulation was written. ethical issues. Whether it involved a decision He told me that as a lawyer it would be about whether to use a government copier for my job to help commanders enforce the personal reasons or a decision whether to reethics rules and that it was important that turn a well-intentioned gift from a legal assis- • I always follow the ethics rules myself tance client, the ethics rules always helped me because people would be watching me make the right choices — even in cases where to see if I did follow the rules that I was charged to enforce. So, my first workplace I didn't like the answer they guided me to. discussion with a senior Air Force judge Some people view the Joint Ethics Rules as advocate wasn't about courts-martial or the province only of lawyers ... legal mumbo legal assistance or claims. It was about the jumbo ... something the "darn" lawyers are importance of ethics and living my life as forcing on you. Recently a commander told if I were in a glass house. me he didn't like something in "my ethics A few years later, I saw a newspaper ar- rules," and I reminded him that these were ticle written by a judge advocate, whose name"our ethics rules, his and mine." Our ethics I've forgotten entitled, "What do you do when rules provide a foundation for our decision COMMENTARY BY COL. REBECCA WEEKS N 777-7000 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. ' Main 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 Editor Mary Lou Gorny at mgorny@standard. net. Call 625-4300 for Classified Advertising or 625^388 for Retail Advertising. making and our actions in the Air Force. Our ethics rules support our Air Force Core Values of integrity, service and excellence. The Air Force General Counsel, the Honorable Mary Walker summed up a need to do more than just follow the ethics rules. In The General Counsel's Quarterly (April 2008), she notes that"... Compliance programs that focus on the rules establish a base-line of ethical conduct and provide a foundation upon which to build an organizational ethical culture. A critical next step is how well the organization translates or "lives" its Core Values — in other words, effectively embeds Core Values into the organization." I've always viewed the Joint Ethics Regulation as a great tool that provides guidance and direction to our many everyday controversies, dilemmas and problems. However, those rules flow from our values. They do not exist in a vacuum: The rules make-it easy to make the right choices whether you are worried about living in a glass house with everyone watching your behavior or you are doing the right thing even though you know no one is looking. And in the end, making the right ethical choices .supports Air Force values and operations. Report suspicious activity via the AFOSI EAGLE EYES pi Dial: 777-3056 / 3057/ 3508. Watch - Report - Protect Force Protection is Our Business - Everyone is a Sensor Senior Airman BROK McCARTHY/US. Air Force Mike Olson, 75th Logistics Readiness Squadron, performs what is known as a TDA test on a gas mask to verify its filtering efficiency April 23. Gas masks require the test once every two years regardless if they are in storage or have been issued to an individual. 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 Base Restaurants 777-2043 Retirement/Compensation 777-6142 (civilian) Social Actions + 777-3516 . Employer Relations '777-7129 Military Pay Civilian Pay Air Force SuggestionProgram IG Complaints (for appointment) IG Complaints.... (after hours) 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 com.mand 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. ..777-1851 Fraud, Waste or Abuse 777-5361 .777-6246 (recording) .777-6901 75th Medical Group 777-4918 Civil Engineering 777-1856 ..777-5305 Hill Pride Hotline 777-7433 PublicAffairs 777-5201 ..777-5361 Public Affairs Information.777-9696 ...... Control Une Military Housing 777-2963 Maintenance Safety Office 777-3333 Union 777-3257 AFOSINarcotics Hotline..777-1852Family Assistance Center.777-3090 (when activated) Nest onckl'pllr.i'Ci Cfiip" These are red flags for any diet you are thinking about Promises quick or dramatic weight loss, eliminates certain foods or food groups, offers rigid menus, neglects active lifestyle and lifestyle changes, depends on special products or supplements, has miraculous claims, and relies on testimonials instead of scientific evidence. THINK SAFETY Hill's Total 2008 DUIs: 13 Courtesy photos A vital center of national defense Originating as the home and headquarters of one of 12 Army air depots that served stateside during the war made gden Air Depot originated Hill Hill Field's mission vital to regional air Field in 1940. With World War combat training as well as to a good deal II, the base and its people quickof the air combat overseas. A number ly became a vital center of national of particularly important developments defense. After more than six decades, ensued. Team Hill continues to serve as a vital For example, this week in 1942 higher source of national defense and free headquarters activated the Wendover world airpower. Sub-Depot under the immediate command Today this base is the home of the se- of Ogden Air Depot, Hill Field, for techninior of the three USAF Air Logistics Cen- cal and administrative control. It became ters and some 40 associate units. the 317th Sub-Depot "to requisition, store BY DAVE KENDZIORA Ogden Air Logistics Center Historian Hill's Last DUI: 6 Unit Involved: Airmen Against Drinking and Driving provide rides when designated drivers are unavailable. Call 777-1111 any time to request o ride. The B-17-equipped 388th Bombardment Group trained at Wendover Army Airfield from Dec. 19, 1942, until Feb. 1, 1943, to fly and fight in World War II. The group's direct descendent unit defends freedom today as the F-16equipped 388th Fighter Wing. O and issue all Army Air Forces property for organizations stationed at Wendover Field, Utah." Wendover Field and its adjacent one-million-plus-acre Bombing and Gunnery Range (today's Utah Test and Training Range) had been activated for the research and development of guided missiles, pilotless aircraft and remotely controlled bombs, and to train aircrews. From April 1942 to April 1945, more than 20 bombardment groups trained out of Wendover Field to fly and fight in the overseas theaters of war, including Europe, the Mediterranean and the Pacific.