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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 8, 1983, Tokyo, JapanSaturday january 8, 1983 Korea Pacific stars and stripes article 15s petitioned off the record by Helen Webb ass Japan Bureau chief Tokyo the army is giving soldiers in grades e-6 and above warrant officers an commissioned officers a Chance to have article 15s transferred from the portion of their record normally seen by centralized promotion boards through petition according to army staff judge advocate officials at Camp Zama. The change took effect nov. 1, 1982, As a result of a revision in army regulation 27-10, military must be filed within three years of the regulation s nov. 1 effective Date within three years of making e-6 or within three years after the article 15 punishment was imposed or Appellof the article 15 denied whichever is later officials said. The petition a letter requesting the article 15be transferred May be sent directly to the Board by the Soldier or it May be sent through channels army Legal officials at Camp Zama Japan say. If the Board approves the petition the article 15will be transferred to the Soldier s restricted folder. Officials caution that the new petition policy is by no Means a free lunch and soldiers should not assume that appealing to the suitability boar will automatically rid their performance file of unwanted article 15s. The regulation change say that substantive evidence must be submitted to show the intended purpose of the article 15 has been served and that moving it to the restricted folder is in the Best interest of the army. New summarized proceedings the change in the regulation also established anew Type of article 15 dubbed summarized proceedings officials say and is intended for punishment of minor punishments under the new Type of article 15 Are restriction for 14 Days extra duty for 14 Days an Oral reprimand or any combination of these punishments. The summarized proceeding cannot be used to reduce soldiers in rank Fine them or detain their pay officials biggest difference in the new Type of article 15 is that it is placed in the unit files for two years or until the Soldier is transferred whichever comes first. It does not become a part of a Soldier s permanent record official emphasized. Under the revised regulation commander who impose a regular non summarized article 15 can direct that the results be filed either in the Soldier s performance file or the restricted file according to 1979, commanders have had the option of filing article 15s in the Soldier s military personnel record jacket a filed file not seen by centralized boards or in the Soldier s perform Ance file itself. Prior to the 1979 change All article 15s were permanently filed in the Soldier official military personnel file. This left some soldiers with article 15s permanently on file for viewing by centralized viewing boards while others Are to Transfer article 15s to the Soldier s restricted file must be sent to president a suitability evaluation Board Headquarters department of the army attn Dape mice Washington . 20310. Further information about the revision in ar27-10 can be obtained from the staff judge advocate or a Legal Counselor. Transportation office unravels shipping red tape Taegu Usa military vacation ers planning to buy goods in the Philippines or elsewhere prior to changing duty stations have certain shipping procedures working for them. According to master sgt. Dale , acting transportation officer at Camp Henry people usually go tothe Philippines and Purchase Furni Ture then ship it with their per manent change of station orders. People who Are anticipating this kind of shipment should Contact their local transportation office. By doing that you can be assisted by personal property Counselor who can make things easier Smith a local installation transportation office individuals who wish tomake such shipment can get the needed paperwork filled out an completed before they started shop necessary forms needed to ship the Good Are ten copies of deform 1299, seven copies of do form 1252, one copy of form 1979, one cop of environmental leave orders one leave slip or a copy of temporary duty orders and ten copies of pc orders. Your pcs orders Are the basis for shipping such goods. You can t get anything shipped if you Don thave the paperwork completed Smith the proper paperwork things should move a lot faster. Summer season is the Peak season so it would be easier on the traveler to go during the off season. The weight limit of the goods that you can ship from an alternate Post depends on How much you Are authorized to ship from Korea. You May go Over your admin weight restriction if you Are willing to pay the excess charges Smith said. You should Contact your transportation office so they can help you find ways to make shipping your goods easier and assist you wit local Aid and information Smith you cannot be fit into their schedule consider using an alternate Power of attorney. They want you to Contact them so your time there can go choir sings for Hospital the Oryx Dong presbyterian Church children s choir from Seoul sing to patients at the Yon san 121st evacuation Hospital to boost morale during the Holiday season. Usa pfc. Steven Halseth Kunsan air base chosen Best command in Pacific by sgt. Steve dry . Air Force Kunsan a Kunsan a added another Feather to its Cap recently when the command Post was selected As the Best command postin Pacific air forces for 1982." this was the first year the award has Bee presented. The command Post was selected for the award on the basis of its Day to Day Ora land written correspondence Mission accomplishment and formal inspector general evaluations. The award takes on quite a bit of significance when you consider that we were competing against several bases that Don t face the continuity problems we Deal with because Kunsan is Only a one year tour said m. Turner chief Wolf pack command Post. We be been fortunate in that we be handsome super people in the organization. We also have a unique training program designed by tech. Sgt. Gary Belcher that has been highly effective. In fact that program is being recommended for adoption throughout a Caf Turner said. When we get a new arrival he or she gets his or her feet wet right away. This Way we re getting maximum Effort in a minimal amount of time sgt. Edward Lavigne non commissioned officer in charge command Post be also had excellent leadership from col. Michael Rhodes the Deputy commander for operations and it. Col. Robert Winkle Pleck the former chief of the command Post Lavigne said. One of the key phrases we re hearing nowadays is proud proven and professional " noted sergeant Lavigne. The people we be Gothere Are just when asked what Lay ahead for the command Post in the future major Turner replied we be achieved a High level of performance. Our goal is to continue in that same Pacific stars and stripes depends largely on Public affairs offices for contributions to this Page. If you have a Story that would be of particular interest to this newspaper please let your Pao know about it

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