1 Vol. 39, No. 24 Friday, June 4, 2010 Summer Special Youth camps - page 12 Activities - page 14 Pools - page 15 Picnic - page 15 DEFY camp - page 26 Bible school - page 26 It s a special summer in this Year of the Air Force Family by Nick Stubbs Thunderbolt editor Something for all ages, sums up the summer offerings at MacDill for 2010, said Wendy Foster, head of marketing at the 6th Force Support Squadron. We re a one-stop shop for family fun. That focus is particularly important this year, the Year of the Air Force Family, said Ms. Foster. It s been a family focus all along, but especially this year, she said. It takes on a special meaning this year. Programs and activities are geared toward families, and not just Air Force families, Ms. Foster said. Photos courtesy of 6 FSS and DoD A misconception is that we are supporting Air Force only, she said. We are supporting all branches of the military and base personnel, whether they are an individual, single parent and families of all shapes and sizes, including extended family. The effort of connecting with people and families is being facilitated with social networking via Twitter and Facebook online, Ms. Foster said. The hope is that 1,000 people will have joined as friends of FSS on its Facebook page by end of summer. Some summer programs are free with DePLAYment Tag Passes, available to families with a copy of a sponsor s orders verifying a TDY for 30 days or more, or 365 PCS, to an Active Operation (which includes Haiti) between July 1, 2009 and July 30, 2010.
2 COMMENTARY Mentorship: Our unwritten core responsibility by Col. Don Bacon 3rd Air Force deputy commander The Air Force grows its military leaders from within. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz started out as a lieutenant, and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy as an airman. None of our leaders are hired directly from the corporate world into their current positions. Thus, all Airmen need to embrace that mentoring other Airmen is one of our core responsibilities -- the future of our service depends on it. Furthermore, Airmen will receive a great sense of satisfaction when they see the positive fruits of their investment in others. To appreciate the impacts of being and having a mentor, consider how one mentor had a huge impact on a junior officer and how that investment eventually shaped the outcome of World War II, the Korean War, the birth of NATO and eight years of a presidency. Dwight Eisenhower started World War II as a lieutenant colonel and within three and a half years was a five-star general, leading the Allied war effort in Western Europe. He later became the first commander of NATO and then sworn in as president of the United States in What most don t know is years earlier, he was not considered competitive enough to get into the Army s Command and General Staff College, which is where the Army sent majors with the most potential for senior leadership. When Eisenhower was assigned to Panama, he served as the executive officer to Brig. Gen. Fox Conner. The general saw potential in Eisenhower and invested significant time mentoring him. He had the young Eisenhower read Carl Von Clausewitz s On War three times and also had him study Plato, Tacitus, Nietzsche, Polybius, Xenophon and Vegetius. He quizzed him on battles Napoleon and Caesar fought, as well as on the Greek and Roman wars. He also had him study the major campaigns of the Civil War, analyzing the strengths and weakness of the leaders and their decisions. He taught him how to develop strategy, to adapt tactics to different terrain and to write effective and concise orders. After Eisenhower was not initially selected to attend the Army s CGSC, General Conner arranged for him to be assigned to the recruiting command, where they still had quota slots available for CGSC. With this, Eisenhower was selected to attend CGSC... and he aced the program as the top graduate of his class. Following school, General Conner helped Eisenhower get a job with Gen. John Pershing, which later led to working for Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Gen. George Marshall. General Conner had a tremendous impact on one of America s most important leaders in the 20th century. But don t let this story mislead you. You don t have to be a commander or a superintendent to be a great mentor. I remember when I was a second lieutenant, Capt. Rick Donalson took me under his wings and helped me get a great start in the Air Force. What I didn t know was he was passed over for major and the Air Force was removing him from the service. But yet, Captain Donalson was selfless with his time and had a great impact on my early career. I admire his example. We all have a responsibility to prepare future leaders--the quality of our future Air Force leaders depends on it. When we invest time in others we change the world for the better. ACTION LINE The Action Line provides a two-way communication between the 6th Air Mobility Wing commander and the MacDill community. A 24-hour recording service is provided so personnel may submit questions, concerns or comments. Call the Action Line at 828-INFO (4636) MacDill Thunderbolt Publisher: Denise Palmer Editor: Nick Stubbs The MacDill Thunderbolt is published by Sunbelt Newspapers, Inc., a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Air Force. 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3 NEWS/FEATURES Your T-bolt Today NEWS/FEATURES: page 4 Paralegal helps keep Airmen, mission on track by Capt. Joe Campbell 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs Dogs put on a show NEWS/FEATURES: page 6 Annual Drinking Water report NEWS/FEATURES: page 12 Youth Center camp schedule NEWS/FEATURES: page 14 Summer activities NEWS/FEATURES: page 15 Summer safety kicks off COMMUNITY: page 28 Events, movies, more... 6 AMW DUI Prevention Corner DUI this DUIs year: this 1 year: (3 Jan 4 10) (last DUI May 21) DUIs last year: 11 DUIs last year: 11 Create DUI this a sound year: driving 1 (Jan. 3) plan Safety DUIs is last a state year: of 11 mind. before you drink; and stick to it! Paralegals are attorneys right hand; they manage the office and administer procedural functions of the law not required to be undertaken by a lawyer. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Amanda Hendrix, a paralegal deployed from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., is charged with a number of tasks in her current role as NCO in charge of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Legal office here. As a paralegal I typically take care of disciplinary actions, said Sergeant Hendrix. Any military crime committed by military personnel, I would handle. Paralegals work with commanders and first sergeants, assisting them in decisions as to what type of discipline is within their limits. Those in the paralegal career field are responsible for the administrative paperwork for judicial and non-judicial actions and everything in between. I process and document everything from Article 15s, courts-martial, powers of attorney, legal assistance such as divorce, adoption or custody; wills, claims, taxes, and rules of engagement, said Sergeant Hendrix, a Farmington, N.M. native. I provide administrative support for all matters of law. While certain aspects of the 18-year Air Force veteran s job remain the same here in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility as they do at her job at MacDill AFB, there are some notable differences. I m in a very small shop here and we are responsible for all Air Force personnel in the entire [host nation country], said Sergeant Hendrix. We are available 24-hours a day with cell phones so work never ends. A typical day in the AOR for the 1990 Aztec High School, New Mexico graduate includes travel arrangements for those scheduled to testify in cases, those accused of crimes and also fielding questions and requests from Airmen. I coordinate travel for witnesses in and out of the AOR since this is a transient hub and most military flights come in and out of here, she said. I assist with pre-trial detainees and, if convicted, I help the units coordinate their confinement. We have video teleconferencing capability, Photo by Capt. Joe Campbell U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Amanda Hendrix, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Legal office paralegal, goes over a power of attorney form with a customer May 10, 2010 at an air base in Southwest Asia. Sergeant Hendrix is a Farmington, N.M. native, deployed from MacDill Air Force Base. so if there are witnesses who need to testify for a court-martial or discharge board we can support that, added the sergeant. The NCO said her job with the Air Force Judge Advocate General s Corps is important because she can help Airmen stay mission-focused; if that fails and a crime is committed, she helps administer legal actions. We provide discipline to Airmen, keep people focused on the mission and make sure people are not getting into trouble, said Sergeant Hendrix. There is a lot of stress [when deployed] and separation from family can cause people to become complacent. My job is to make sure if people screw up, they are held accountable for their actions. However, keeping current on base happenings and helping people are aspects of her job See PARALEGAL, Page 20
4 NEWS/FEATURES Military Working Dog Team support association visits 6th SF K-9 unit by Senior Airman Anna-Marie Wyant 927th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Five members of the Military Working Dog Team Support Association visited the 6th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dogs section here today. The MWDTSA members toured the K-9 training facility and kennels and watched a demonstration of how the dogs are used to help catch criminals and enemies and find explosives or narcotics. MWDTSA is an organization that supports Military Working Dogs and handlers by sending care packages with snacks, toys, and more to deployed service members and their canine partners. The nonprofit organization also educates the public about MWDs missions and helps retired dogs get adopted by suitable owners. We support both sides of the leash, said Dixie J. Whitman, the cofounder and president of MWDTSA, which was officially created in Mrs. Whitman did just that when she visited today, bringing a box full of MWDTSA T-shirts for the handlers and a bag of chew toys for the dogs. This was the first Mrs. Whitman, who lives in Canton, Ga., had visited MacDill. Both sides of the leash greatly appreciated the visit and the gifts. Staff Sgt. Reginald V. Overstreet, a trainer with the 6th SFS, showed the visitors special gear and equipment used to train the dogs and explained various procedures on obtaining, training and adopting MWDs. He said he enjoyed having MWDTSA there to see the demonstration and learn about his unit s unique mission. It builds our relationship with the community, Sergeant Overstreet said of the visit. They send support for us down-range, so we re glad to do this for them. Staff Sgt. Jeremy J. Stranges, NCOIC of the MWD section, gave the group a tour of the dogs kitchen and kennels. He also voiced his appreciation for the MWDTSA s support. We cannot tell you how much this means to us and our guys overseas, Sergeant Stranges said. The 6th SFS has 11 MWDs altogether; two are narcotics-detecting by Scott Knuteson Air University Public Affairs MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- A computer system managing various aspects of Air Force education experienced a serious technical malfunction May 13, impacting Air University distance learning, related education records, and test control facilities Air Force-wide. Specifically affected are enlisted and officer distance learning for professional military and continuing education, testing and delivery of enlisted career development courses, and various specialty courses. A team of technicians is working to restore the system to a fully functioning state. A mirror backup of the system also failed shortly after the primary crashed. Technicians have been able to replace server hard drives without further failures, but are experiencing software restoral challenges. In the interim, a number of workarounds are being implemented to mitigate the effects of the system breakdown. We re working around the clock to get the system back online, said Col. Anthony Zucco, Photo by Senior Airman Anna-Marie Wyant Staff Sgt. Jonathan Desmond (left) and Staff Sgt. Ian Spivey, dog handlers with the 6th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dogs section, stand with Dena and Rex, two of the squadron s explosives-detecting canines. The 6th SFS/MWD section has nine explosives-detecting dogs and two narcotics-detecting dogs. dogs, while the rest are explosives-detecting dogs. Three of the dogs are currently deployed. MWDTSA has approximately 180 members nationwide. To learn more about this organization, visit Air University education database down; techs working on it director of Education Logistics and Communications for Air University. Our goal is to minimize the impact on our Airmen, specifically their ability to access records and continue with their educational endeavors. If a student completed course work or finalized a test immediately prior to May 13, the data may have successfully posted to their record. Active duty Airmen can check the Air Force Personnel Center website and Guard or Reserve Airmen can check the Air Reserve Personnel Center s website to ensure all education See DATABASE, Page 6
6 NEWS/FEATURES Drinking Water Quality Report available by 6 CES/CEV and 6 AMDS/SGPB MacDill AFB s annual drinking water report is now available. The report, called a Consumer Confidence Report or CCR, provides information about drinking water quality on base. In addition, because MacDill AFB obtains all of its drinking water from the City of Tampa, the report also provides information on the quality of water that the city provides to us. We are pleased to report that our water is safe to drink, and our drinking water system meets state and federal standards. Mac- Dill AFB is committed to providing a safe and dependable supply of drinking water and wants all personnel to be informed about our water system and the quality of water delivered each day. The CCR includes this information. The CCR will be provided to all facility managers and mailed to all units on base that purchased water from MacDill AFB during The CCR is posted on the 6th MDG E.I.M SharePoint. A basewide will be sent out to inform base personnel that the report has been published and where they can find it on the web page. Personnel without access to a computer or MacDill s web page may obtain a copy by calling the Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight at If you have any questions regarding drinking water, please contact TSgt Melody M. Bell, 6 AMDS/SGPB, at or Michael Harrison, 6 CES/CEV, at outage From Page 4 data has posted. The failing system, known as the Course Development, Student Administration and Registrar system, or CDSAR, has an effect on personnel actions since many actions partially rely on education data and verification. Of particular importance is the ability for upcoming promotion boards to verify graduations and course completions since May 13, according to officials. Some senior noncommissioned officers needing verification of Senior NCO Academy completion for their senior rater endorsements may also experience difficulty accessing those records. Many Air University distance learning students may be unable to complete testing at their local test control facility since testing prerequisites and scores are primarily accessed through the downed system. Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard majors scheduled to meet the lieutenant colonel board in June can contact the Air University Registrar at with any concerns regarding education records. An active duty enlisted supplemental board scheduled for June will not require updating. The next enlisted board, for chief master sergeants, will not be until October. Airmen with questions about the status of their personnel records can contact the Total Force Service Center at or DSN
8 Lane closure Work to utility lines will close one lane of traffic Wednesday through Friday on Tampa Point Road just north of the intersection with Hangar Look Drive. Motorists should be prepared for possible delays. Flagmen will be on the road during daylight business house, with barricades set up to route traffic after hours.
12 SUMMER ACTIVITIES Youth Center Camps MacDill s Youth Center is known as a hub of fun, activity and education during the summer, and the summer of 2010 is no different. A number of summer camp activities are on the schedule for youths between 6 and 18, and most are at no cost. From competition and individual sports, to exploring one s artistic side, the slate of summer camps provide great opportunities Youth Center summer camps Teens Social Recreation Camp (13-18yrs.) June 1-4pm FREE Teens will learn the proper techniques from a pro bowler. Lunch will be included. Limited space; first come first serve. Minimum - 10 Max Registration takes place at the Youth Center on 1-16 June from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tween Outdoor Adventure Camp (9-12 yrs) July FREE This specialty camp will give our tweens 101 in horseback riding, teambuilding with low rope course, peer to peer influence with wall climbing, and also a 101 look at wildlife at Florida s state parks. Registration takes place at the Youth Center on 1-7 July from 10am - 5pm. Limited space; first come first serve. Minimum - 6 Max Youth must be able to attend all activities. u Horseback Riding 9 a.m.-12 p.m. u Myakka River State Park-7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (need money for lunch) u USF Low Ropes Course 9am-1pm (need money for lunch) u Vertical Ventures-1-4 p.m. u Outdoor BBQ 1-4pm u Teen Outdoor Adventure Camp (13-18yrs) July FREE This specialty camp will give our teens 101 in water safety, canoeing, team building, and decision making. Registration takes place at the Youth Center on 6-14 July from 10am-5pm. Limited space; first come first serve. Minimum- 6 Max-13 Teens must be able to attend all activities. u Canoeing at the Marina 9-1 p.m. u USF Lower Rope Course See CAMPS, Page 24
14 SUMMER ACTIVITIES Summertime, and the livin s easy, with lots to do and lots to see courtesy of the various members of the 6th Force Support Squadron at MacDill, who each summer serve up a full plate of fun and activities for youths, adults and families. The Squadron touts MacDill AFB is a great place to live, work, play, but during summer the emphasis is on play, and the following recreational opportunities prove it. This listing is for June, but these programs extend into July. From water sports like canoeing, kayaking and fishing, to golf and bowling, there s plenty to do. June 4 Teen Membership Drive Youth Center 5 PM - 7 PM WHAT: Teen Membership Drive WHEN: Every Friday from 5-7 pm during June & July WHO: Preteens (9-12 yrs) and Teens (13-18 yrs) COST: $48 annual membership fee - however if you are a DePLAYment Tag Pass holder and signup or renew your membership during one of our Membership Drive Parties you will receive your membership for FREE! For more information call June 7 Free Penny a Pin Bowling MacDill Bowling LanesMacDill Bowling Lanes 2 PM - 4:30 PM For Tweens/Teens (ages yrs) every Monday afternoon in June and July, 2-4:30 pm (includes 3 games, use of one lane and shoe rental). Events are open to all MacDill members & families however, events are FREE to those with a De- PLAYment Tag Pass! June 9 Teen Fishing Classes Marina 9 AM - 11 AM Teen Fishing Classes every Wednesday 9 am - 11 am beginning June 9th thru July 28th. All equipment provided; ages years old. No preregistration required -meet at Macdill Marina Less than 16 must be accompanied by parent. Min age 13. June 12 LEVEL 1 CANOE TRAINING Marina Activity Room 9 AM FREE LEVEL 1 CANOE TRAINING Saturday, 12 June 9:00 am - 1:00 pm This is a beginners introduction course to canoeing. Paddles, Canoe, Life Jackets, and all other necessary equipment will be provided. Under 18 yrs of age must have parental consent. Less than 16 yrs of age must be accompanied by parent. Minimum age 12. Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) Marina Activities Room 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Join us Saturday, June 12th for FREE transportation and admission to the MO- SI! Bus departs Marina Activities Room at 9:30 am and returns at 4:30 pm. Call NLT Wednesday, June 9th to sign-up for this educational and fun day for everyone! GOOD TO KNOW INFO: Events are open to all MacDill members & families however, events are FREE to those with a DePLAYment Tag Pass! You may pick up your DePLAYment Tag Passes at the Airman & Family Readi- See SUMMER, Page 16
16 summer From Page 14 ness Center (AFRC) & MacDill Family Resource Center in Brandon (By appointment only) Father & Child Bowling Night Bowling Center 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM The Youth Center is hosting a Father & Child Bowling Night, Sat., June 12th, 6-8 pm at the Bowling Center. DePLAYment Tag Pass holders can bowl for free (use of one lane, shoe rental and 3 games) for this event. June 13 Deep Sea Fishing Trip Marina Activity Room 5:30 AM - 6:30 PM FREE Deep Sea Fishing Trip on the Miss Virginia based in Port Richie Sunday, 13 June 5:30 am - 6:30 pm Meet at the Marina Activity Room at 5:30 am; depart at 5:45 am sharp. Sign up at the Fam Camp Office NLT noon, Monday 7 June. LEVEL 1 KAYAK TRAINING Marina Activity Room 9 AM FREE LEVEL 1 KAYAK TRAIN- ING: Sunday, 13 June 9:00 pm - 1:00 pm This is a beginners introduction course to kayaking. Paddles, Kayak, Life Jackets, and all other necessary equipment will be provided. Course will begin at the pool with initial swim skills evaluation. We will then meet at the Marina Activity Room. Under 18 must have parental consent. Less than 16 must be accompanied by parent. Min age 13. June 14 Free Penny a Pin Bowling MacDill Bowling LanesMacDill Bowling Lanes 2 PM - 4:30 PM For Tweens/Teens (ages yrs) every Monday afternoon in June and July, 2-4:30 pm (includes 3 games, use of one lane and shoe rental) Get Golf Ready Golf Course 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM The Get Golf Ready lessons - 5 one hour lessons, 5 days in a row. FREE to those with a DePLAYment Tag Pass! June 15 Get Golf Ready Golf Course 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM The Get Golf Ready lessons - 5 one hour lessons, 5 days in a row. June 16 Teen Fishing Classes Marina 9 AM - 11 AM Teen Fishing Classes every Wednesday 9 am - 11 am beginning June 9th thru July 28th. All equipment provided; ages years old. No preregistration required -meet at Macdill Marina GOOD TO KNOW INFO: Events are open to all MacDill members & families however, events are FREE to those with a DePLAYment Tag Pass! You may pick up your DePLAYment Tag Passes at the Airman & Family Readiness Center (AFRC) & MacDill Family Resource Center in Brandon (By appointment only) Under 18 must have parental consent. Less than 16 must be accompanied by parent. Min age 13. Youth Fall Soccer Youth Center 10 AM - 4 PM FREE Fall soccer registration for youth ages 5-12 years starting July 6th, Season begins Sept 18, Call the Youth Center at for more information and registration requirements. Get Golf Ready Golf Course 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM The Get Golf Ready lessons - 5 one hour lessons, 5 days in a row GOOD TO KNOW INFO: Events are open to all MacDill members & families however, events are FREE to those with a De- PLAYment Tag Pass! June 17 Get Golf Ready Golf Course 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM The Get Golf Ready lessons - 5 one hour lessons, 5 days in a row GOOD TO KNOW INFO: Events are open to all MacDill members & families however, events are FREE to those with a De- PLAYment Tag Pass! June 18 Teen Membership Drive Youth Center 5 PM - 7 PM WHAT: Teen Membership Drive WHEN: Every Friday from 5-7 pm during June & July WHO: Preteens (9-12 yrs) and Teens (13-18 yrs) COST: $48 annual membership fee - however if you are a DePLAYment Tag Pass holder and signup or renew your membership during one of our Membership Drive Parties you will receive your membership for FREE! For more information call Get Golf Ready Golf Course 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM The Get Golf Ready lessons - 5 one hour lessons, 5 days in a row GOOD TO KNOW INFO: Events are open to all MacDill members & families however, events are FREE to those with a De- PLAYment Tag Pass! You may pick up your DePLAYment Tag Passes at the Airman & Family Readiness Center (AFRC) & MacDill Family Resource Center in Brandon (By appointment only) June 19 Myakka River State Park Trip Marina Activity Room 7:45 AM - 4 PM FREE Myakka River State Park Trip Saturday, 19 June 7:45 am - 4:00 pm Meet at the Marina Activity Room at 7:45 am and depart at 8:00 am sharp. Join us aboard one of the world s largest airboats and experience the wonders of nature. Cost of $5.00 per adult. Please sign up at the FamCamp Office NLT Friday, 11 June. LEVEL 2 CANOE TRAINING MacDill Marina 9 AM FREE LEVEL 2 CANOE TRAINING: Saturday, 19 June 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Start enjoying and using your skills. Drinking Water, Paddles, Canoe, Life Jackets, and all other necessary equipment will be provided. Enjoy a fun day of canoeing with the Bay Shore paddle challenge. The paddle will begin at MacDill Marina, follow the Bay Shore coast line and back to MacDill Marina. Less than 16 must be accompanied by parent. Min age 13. June 20 LEVEL 2 KAYAK TRAINING MacDill Marina 9 AM FREE LEVEL 2 KAYAK TRAINING: Sunday, 20 June 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Start enjoying and using your skills. Drinking Water, Paddles, Kayak, Life Jackets, and all other necessary equipment will be provided. Less than 16 must be accompanied by parent. Minimum age 12. FREE to those with a DePLAYment Tag Pass! Less than 16 must be accompanied by parent. Min age 13. June 21 Free Penny a Pin Bowling MacDill Bowling LanesMacDill Bowling Lanes 2 PM - 4:30 PM For Tweens/Teens (ages yrs) every Monday afternoon in June and July, 2-4:30 pm (includes 3 games, use of one lane and shoe rental) June 23 Teen Fishing Classes Marina 9 AM - 11 AM Teen Fishing Classes every Wednesday 9 am - 11 am beginning June 9th thru July 28th. All equipment provided; ages years old. No preregistration required -meet at Macdill Marina Under 18 must have parental consent. Less than 16 must be accompanied by parent. Min age 13. June 26 Tarpon Springs, Howard Park and Sponge Docks Trip Marina Activity Room 8 AM FREE Tarpon Springs, Howard Park and Sponge Docks Trip Sat. 26 June. 8:00 am - 3:00 pm We will meet at the Marina Activity Room at 8:00 am; depart at 8:15 am sharp. FREE to those with a DePLAYment Tag Pass! June 28 Free Penny a Pin Bowling MacDill Bowling LanesMacDill Bowling Lanes 2 PM - 4:30 PM June 30 Teen Fishing Classes Marina 9 AM - 11 AM Teen Fishing Classes every Wednesday 9 am - 11 am through July 28th. All equipment provided; ages years old. No preregistration required -meet at Macdill Marina.
17 Base pool closed; Tampa Bay alternatives Thunderbolt staff report Nothing beats the heat and provides fun and exercise like a dip in the pool, though as many know the base pool is as dry as the Sahara this summer, closed for extensive repairs. No reopening date has been set, which means those looking to spend some quality time in the chlorinated glory of a deep, cool cement pond will have to go to plan B. Fees and other information on the following alternative pools can be found on the Web at and com/23gkjjy. City of Tampa uangus Goss Memorial Pool 4601 N. Central Ave Tampa, FL (813) ubobby Hicks Pool 4201 W. Mango Ave. Tampa, FL (813) ucopeland Park N. 15th St. Tampa, FL (813) ucuscaden Park 2900 N. 15th St. Tampa, FL (813) ucyrus Greene Park 2101 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Tampa, FL (813) udanny Del Rio Pool North Boulevard Tampa, FL (813) uinterbay Pool 4321 W. Estrella Street Tampa, FL (813) YMCA ubob Sierra Family YMCA Family Branch 4029 Northdale Blvd. Tampa, FL (813) ubob Sierra Youth & Family Center 4015 Ragg Rd. Tampa, FL (813) ubrandon Family YMCA 3097 S. Kingsway Rd. Seffner, FL (813) ucampo Family YMCA 3414 Culbreath Rd. Valrico, FL (813) Bob Gilbertson Central City ufamily YMCA 110 East Palm Ave. Tampa, FL (813) Dade City Family YMCA Meridian Ave. udade City, FL (352) ueast Pasco Family YMCA Chapel Hill Lp. Zephyrhills, FL (813) uinterbay-glover Family YMCA 4411 S. Himes Ave. Tampa, FL (813) unew Tampa Family YMCA Compton Dr. Tampa, FL (813) unorthwest Hillsborough Family YMCA 8950 W. Waters Ave. Tampa, FL (813) uplant City Family YMCA 1507 YMCA Pl. Plant City, FL 33563
20 PARALEGAL From Page 3 she enjoys the most. I love helping people and knowing all the ins and outs of what s going on throughout the base, said Sergeant Hendrix. There are aspects of the paralegal career field that are challenging, but overcoming obstacles and being able to multi-task enable success and successful paralegals are respected for their guidance, she said. It is difficult when you have to process disciplinary paperwork on people you know personally, but you have to be able to separate personal relationships from professional, said Sergeant Hendrix. Several things are always going on at once and everybody thinks their issue is most important, but all issues have to be treated with urgency. Good paralegals are respected by leaders because they rely on us for answers and I like the fact that they respect my knowledge and experience. While she finds it difficult to be away from her family, Sergeant Hendrix said she takes advantage of the resources here at The Rock to keep in touch. The hardest thing for me is being separated from my husband and three kids, but with the free Internet here I am able to Skype them, said Sergeant Hendrix. When my husband was in the military he deployed all the time and we never wanted to be away at the same time; since he retired I am able to go. Currently on the first deployment of her career, Sergeant Hendrix said the insight gained is invaluable. I think everyone should do a deployment, she said. It is difficult, but the appreciation gained for the mission is not the same until you see it firsthand.