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November's Post It's, Promotions and News Picks

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  • By Senior Airman Ashley Ramirez
  • 146th Airlift Wing
Here is the latest and greatest from the 146th Airlift Wing! Be sure to check out all the great information and new stories on the webpage!

146th AES assist with transport of Libyan rebels
The 146th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron currently has several members deployed to Ramstein, Germany, and very recently some of these deployers were tasked with what they were told was a "secret mission" that would be going to Libya. Capt Kelly Khamkongsay, a flight nurse with the 146th AES, recounted the mission and shared with us many photos that she took along this journey to bring medical assistance to Libyan rebels.

Welcome our newest Airmen to the 146th!
Staff Sergeant Jennifer Santos - 146th Medical Group

Congratulations to our recent graduates from Formal Schools!
Senior Airman Jonathan Vaughan- Loadmaster Initial and Missions Qualification
Senior Airman Sarah Watkins- Loadmaster Initial and Missions Qualification
Airman 1st Class Marquisa Patton- Basic Military Training

Dining Facility Menu:
French Onion Soup
Sage Butter Roast Turkey
Steam Ship Round
Apple Sausage Pecan Stuffing
Cinnamon Infused Mashed Sweet Potato
Green Beans W/ Mushrooms
Baby Carrots
Cranberry Pear ginger Chutney

Garlic Fennel Lemon Chicken
Beef and Mushroom Stroganoff
Parmesan Mozzarella Scalloped Potatoes
Egg Noodles
Calico Corn

Religious Services:
Catholic Mass: 1100
Protestant Service: 1230
Both services are held in the Commanders Conference Room, Bldg 119

REMINDER: Don't forget about the time change during this UTA weekend. Be sure to set your clocks BACK one hour on Saturday night. That's right... we will all get one extra of hour of sleep for this UTA. Enjoy!

146th AW announces the 2011 Outstanding Airman of the Year
First Sergeant of the Year: Master Sergeant Peter A Hunter, 146th Civil Engineer Squadron
Senior NCO of the Year: Master Sergeant Jeffery DeLa Cruz, 146th Comptroller Flight
NCO of the Year: Technical Sergeant Johnny T. Gatlin Jr., 146th Security Forces Squadron
Airman of the Year: Senior Airman Alberto Moran, 146th Security Forces Squadron

Please join us in congratulating these outstanding wing members who have been selected from a pool of highly regarded candidates. These individuals will be recognized at the California Senior Leadership Conference and 2012 Outstanding Airman of the Year Banquet, Jan 20-21. This year the 146th Airlift Wing will be hosting the events at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City. For more information please visit OAY web page at

The Featured Airman of the Month for November is Airman 1st Class Taj-Zsa Martin. Airman Martin is the first female to be featured on our website and we are happy to recognize such an outstanding member of the 146th. To read her story please visit the 146th public web page at

Bill passes allowing school excusals for military children
Here is just part of the story from the office of the 11th Assembly District announcing the passage of a bill which allows school excusal for military children so they may visit with family before or during deployments. For the entire story, please visit the 146th AW's public website at

Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla's bill, AB 387 reached Governor Brown's desk and was recently signed allowing children of military members who are on leave or getting ready to leave for a deployment excusal from school. This bill gives the military child precious time with loved ones before they go off to serve.

Free online tutoring available for military members and their families! has expanded their eligibility! All Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve members and their families, regardless of their deployment status, are now eligible to access the program at The for U.S. Military Families program gives eligible military families access to free online tutoring and free homework help from live, professional tutors in more than 16 subjects - at no cost. is not just for your K-12. The tutors help K-12 students, college students, and service members going back to school or through a career transition. K-12 students can get help in more than 16 academic subjects, including algebra, chemistry, calculus, and physics. Adult learners can get back-to-school and career help, including GED prep and resume writing. Please share the news of expanded eligibility with your Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty members and their families.

Scholarships available to military members and their families
The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) is pleased to offer $1000 scholarships each year to United States Service members and spouses of Service members who are working towards the completion of higher education degrees. All applicants must submit the CCME Military Personnel Scholarship Application or the CCME Military Spouse Scholarship Application The deadline for the scholarship applications is 1 November 2011. The Eligibility Requirements are as follows:

CCME Joe King Scholarship (5 awards)
Applicants must:
* be a uniformed service member (active, reserves, guard)
* be currently enrolled in an educational program at regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME
* have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.0 GPA (undergraduate); minimum 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate)
* submit an unofficial college or university transcript
* submit two (2) letters of recommendation to be completed by persons unrelated to applicant, who will attest to their motivation, character, integrity and educational pursuit. (example, ESO, academic or faculty advisor)

CCME Spouse Scholarship (5 awards)
Applicants must:
* be a uniformed services spouse (active duty, reserve, guard)
* be currently enrolled in an educational program in a regional or nationally accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME
* have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.0 GPA (undergraduate); minimum 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate)
* submit an unofficial college or university transcript
* submit two (2) letters of recommendation to be completed by persons unrelated to applicant, who will attest to their motivation, character, integrity and educational pursuit. (example, ESO, academic or faculty advisor)

Essays will be judged on written content and writing skills, and should not be more than 300 words in length. Applications that are incomplete or are from individuals that do not qualify will not be considered. For more information on the CCME Scholarships, please visit

LRS' new office hours for customer service
Beginning 31 October 2011, Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) is going to implement customer service hours for the following branch. The following sections are included Mobility, Clothing and Hazmat.

MON 800-1100 1300-1500
TUE 800-1100 1300-1500
WED 800-1100 1300-1500
THUR 800-1100 1300-1500
FRI 800-1100 1300-1500

SAT 0900-1100 1230-1530
SUN 0900-1100 1230-1530

The Customer Service element located in the front office will remain open at all times throughout the duty day to provide customer service. All MICAP and priority deliveries will still be processed according to regulated timelines. Any questions please contact Customer Service at 893-7967 or 893-7976.

Marriage seminar available for military members and their spouses
Nov 19-20 Marriage Enrichment Seminar - San Diego There are 15 slots available for the November's Marriage Enrichment Seminar in San Diego. The purpose of the seminar is to coach couples on how to communicate effectively, work as a team to solve problems, manage conflicts without damaging closeness, and preserve and enhance love, commitment, and friendship. If you are interested please contact Julie Morency at for registration details.

First nationwide test of EAS due to take place next week
The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, or EAS, will take place at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on November 9, 2011. The broadcasters, along with FEMA and the FCC, have been working hard to ensure both the success of the test AND that the public is informed and fully aware in advance. However, no matter how much outreach is conducted, or how plain the language is that accompanies the test alert, it's likely that when the test is initiated, some of our personnel may be confused and feel compelled to contact police, fire, or other emergency services.

Military children help decorate the White House for the holidays
First Lady Michelle Obama is asking military children from around the globe for some personal contributions to the finishing touches on the White House decorations this holiday season. The request is for military children to submit 5x8" handmade holiday cards with words of appreciation for their military parents, as well as pictures and drawings. The White House will display as many of the cards as possible. Participants are asked to send holiday cards to the following address along with information from where they are sending it by November 16, 2011:
Reservation 1
Attn: Social Office
PO Box 8070
Washington DC, 20032