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COMMENTARY TIMES January 8, 2009 Learn to serve — literacy equals empowerment Weekly bincc Hilltop Times Editorial Staff: Lee Carter... Standard-Examiner publisher Mary Lou Gorny Hilltop Times Editor Lee Anne Hensley Hilltop Times Writer Deadlines: Editorial and news items arc due by noon on the Friday prior to the Thursday print date. To submit news items e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 625-4273. 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 Hiiltop Times does not necessarily 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. Main St., Suite 140, Layton, well as many other great Airmen in the past, were avid readers. They not only made time to read, but also used the COMMENTARY BY COL. CALVIN WILLIAMS newfound knowledge 75th Air Base Wing Vice Commander to understand their world as it was and to s a nation it is important that see the possibilities of we the people be lifelong learnwhat it could become. ers. There was a time when Col. Williams To tackle the chalreading was part of our lifestyle. lenges of today, we must capture the Today, distractions such as television knowledge of the past! ' ' shows, movies, Internet surfing and As leaders, we must encourage proe-mail have caused many to drift away fessional development by embracing from reading. However, we must be self-improvement opportunities for our diligent in our reading, for literacy subordinates and ourselves. A leader or equals empowerment. organization that's not learning is cripI'm convinced that learning through pled daily. We owe it to our Wingman and reading must be a way of life, for the ourselves to be "ready always" to serve absence of reading results in the lack of knowledge. Educational success and pro- in a higher capacity. If we truly believe fessional development begins with read- Airmen are our most important weapon system, we must create an environment ing. It is the springboard for learning, that fosters excellence and formally which comes before all else. It enables all recognizes those who make learning "a to grow: the leader, the follower and the lifestyle of learning." organization. Former Secretary of the Air Force, MiTo be an avid reader today, you have chael W. Wynne, said, "We must maintain to work at it! Although work can be allour intellectual superiority with lifelong consuming, we must still make reading ... (learning) for all Airmen — officer ... a priority. We must find time to pursue enlisted (civilians and contractors)." learning — consume knowledge — while Learning begins with knowledge, encouraging our Wingman to do the same. moves to understanding, then results in The first chief of staff of the separate service. Air Force, Gen. Carl "Tooey" Spaatz, as "Your first priority is to learn and second is to serve, and don't ever mix the two up." — Gen. Curtis E. Lemay A Mission, doctrine and profession "Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice" by David Galula "Making Twenty-First-Century Strategy: An Introduction to the Modern National Security Processes and Problems" by Dennis M. Drew and Donald M. Snow . K , v ; '? ;jf;' "Modern Strategy" by Colin S. Gray ; r"^' "Thinking about America's Defense: An": • ..Analytical Memoir" by Glenn A. Kent Our nation and world "Afghanistan: A Short History of its People • and Polities'1 by Martin Ewans V "Beating Goliath: Why Insurgencies Win" by Jeffrey Record "Contemporary Nuclear Debates: Missile Defense, Arms Control, and Arms Races in the Twenty-First Century" by Alexander Lennon "Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda" by Sean Naylor ;-?;^fc^#-' •"•" • •:•••••* •••-• Military history . "American Patriot: The Life and Wars of Colonel Bud Day" by Robert Coram . , . "Fast Tanks and Heavy Bombers: Innovation in the U.S. Army, 1917-1945" by David E. Johnson "One Day Too Long: Top Secret Site 85 and the Bombing of North Vietnam" by Timothy Castle "The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power" by Max Boot Dial: 777-3056 / 3057/ 3058. Watch - Report - Protect Force Protection is Ou\r Business - Everyone is a Sensor 777-7000 email@example.com '• jiyf^K $•£&.'*& hsiSL When you call or send an e- i£$4&.i- ,^'£•<&*»** *tfPmail, your comments will be recorded and staffed through the agency responsible for action^ give' your" supervisor" ^"QH^WTOhd the'djj*1 portunity to work with you in answering questions and solving problems before calling the Action Line. This will help me better serve your interests. AIRMAN 1ST CLASS ROBBY HEDRICK/U.S. Air Force Items of basewide interest will Justin Brown, of Cardinal Maintenance, works on a pile of snow at Hill Air Force be published in the Hilltop Base on Jan. 7. Team Hill has dealt with snowfall accumulations of at least 8 inches Times. in some areas since Jan. 1. Snow removal crews and plows worked diligently to keep base roads cleared. 1 Phonfe numbers — The base agencies listed can be contacted directly if you have a complaint or a problem with their services: .;^;.:-^;.;777-3056 24-hr. Crisis Information 777-3056 Force Support Squadron 777-4134 Base Restaurants 777-2043 Retirement/Compensation 777-6142 (civilian) Social Actions : 777-3516 Employer Relations 777-7129 Military Pay........;T: .::...;.., ....777-1851Fraud, Waste or Abuse.......... 777-5361Military Housing ......;..•.......825-9392 Civilian Pay 777-6246 Maintenance (recording) Air Force Suggestion 777-6901 Loud Noise 1-877-885-9595 Safety Office 777-3333 Program (complaints) Safety Office Hotline 586-9300 Hill Straight Talk 777-9696 Union 777-3257 75th Medical Group 777-4918 IG Complaints. 777-5305 Civil Engineering 777-1856 AFOSI Narcotics Hotline, 777-1852 (for appointment) Hill Pride Hotline 777-7433 Family Assistance Center 777-3090 IG Complaints 777-5361 , (when activated) ; _•; . - ' . Public Affairs ;.......777-5333 (afterhours) Fitness Tip (tarn Iho Health and WHInots Center Tired of smoking but do not have the money to quit? Starting in February, twelve weeks of free medication will be provided to all Hill Air Force Base federal employees who participate in the tobacco cessation program at the Health and Wellness Center. For further information call 777-1215. H1LJ1 IT Ti What is your favorite comfort 2J food? THINK SAFETY ill's Total 2009 DUIs: 0 Hill's Last DUI: Unit Involved: Airmen Against Drinking and Driving provide rides when designated drivers ar« unavailable. Call 777-1111 any time to request a ride. r Report suspicious activity vig the AFOSI EAGLE EYES program editorial content is provided k'BJ'Wfi IttOffl fflildi y and civilian wire services and Hill Air Force Base public affairs departments. Call 625-4273 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. HAWC Nest Chief of Staff of the Air Force reading list Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Schilz 748th Combat Sustainment Group "I am an Italian boy, so spaghetti and meatballs are my comfort food." Capt. Andre Sprauve 507th Combat Sustainment Squadron "Fritos are my goto food." Laura Sensenstein Spouse of civil service employee "Caramel. I just like that it's chewy and lasts longer than a piece of chocolate." Natasha Klubenesh 75th Force Support Squadron "I like pizza. It's just really good — with just cheese on jt."