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e Voice of Experience 35 centsVol. 1 / Issue 6 Friday, December 14, 2012 Have you ever heard of an air borne aircraft carrier? Well, I had not either, until I started volunteering at the Val iant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville. It is just one of the many interesting and histor ically strange evolutions in our nations military aviation history. In the 1930s, the U.S. Navy de signed two lighter-than-air ships, the USS Akron and USS Macon, as airborne aircraft carriers. They could launch and recover heavier-than-air planes for use in both reconnaissance and self-defense. They were only about 20 feet shorter than the famous Hindenburg, however, they were in the world in terms of length (785 feet long!) and volume. Hindenburg was longer, the two sisters still hold the world record The ships were equipped with hangars, approximately 75 feet by 60 feet wide by 16 feet, which launched and retrieved by means of a trapeze, and could enter and exit the hangar though a large T-shaped opening at the bottom of the hull. Because the giant airships made large, slow targets, which were highly vulnerable Akron, Macon live on in memoryBy Col. Terry Yon For Veteran VoiceSee CARRIERS page 14 Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer USS Nevadaheld at the memorial at Mitch Kloorfain chief photographer Day that will live in infamy

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2 DECEMBER 14, 2012 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE It was a hot night in July, 1995 when the world went completely dark for Rachel Guild. A passenger in a vehicle involved in a rollover crash on I-95, Rachels mom was told her daughter would likely only survive for hours, and Rachel was still in a coma when her best friend (another passenger in the car that fateful evening) was buried. Seventeen years later, Rachel Guild is a testament to persistence, miracles, and caring professionals. ough completely blind as a result of the accident, Rachel lets absolutely nothing stand in her way, and she nds beauty in the way the world can be experienced through her remaining senses. As a matter of fact, thats how Rachel became acquainted with Joe Mutter of Mutters Hearing in St. Lucie West. One of the lesser injuries Rachel suered as a result of the crash which claimed her best friend, Sarah, and her eyesight was some hearing loss due to scar tissue in her le ear. When some close friends told her about Joe and Mutters Hearing, Rachel and her mom set up a free clinical hearing evaluation with Joe, a Florida Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist and retired law enforcement ocer with the St. Lucie County Sheris Oce. Joe was ranked Top Cop in the State of Florida by the Florida Fraternal Order of Police and highly honored for his accomplishments and Commitment to the community through volunteerism. Mutter performed several tests on Rachel to determine the level of her hearing loss and then broke the news. He didnt think I needed hearing aids, Rachel said. He said I had a mild hearing loss and it may not be great enough to warrant the considerable expense that I would incur with hearing aids. Even though he could have easily made a big prot, thats not the way he is. I explain to Joe that if I am ever going to regain total independence, I need to be able to hear everything with great clarity. For Rachel, the way that Mutter compassionately listened to her concerns, asked her questions about her needs, lifestyle, and was hesitant to make a sale simply for the sake of making a sale were the deciding factors in doing business with him. I had consulted with other hearing aid dealers and I was very disappointed that their only concern was how I would be making payment, Rachel says. Joe was the opposite; he wasnt just trying to make a sale he actually cared about me and my special needs! Service with integrity is something Joe Mutter believes in ardently. He encourages spouses and family members to accompany their loved one for free clinical hearing evaluations and he utilizes state-of-the-art technology. He even includes a hearing loss simulator to replicate for family members what their voices sound like to someone with a hearing loss because, of course, a hearing loss is invisible and aects every member of the family. What I deal with is a very precious commodity my clients trust and their hearing, says Mutter. I care about my clients, not their pocketbook. Mutters Hearing Center is conveniently located at 1420 SW St. Lucie West Boulevard, just west of the Wells Fargo bank, in St. Lucie West. e oce is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening and weekend appointments available, as well as home visits can be arranged by appointment. Mutters Hearing Center will guide you through your insurance options and assist you with nancing your hearing aids if necessary. e initial consultations and clinical evaluations are absolutely free. Call Mutters Hearing Center today at (772) 871-1222 to arrange a your free hearing consultation. Mutters Hearing Center has been voted the Readers Choice #1 Hearing Center in St. Lucie West since 2004 and is the ONLY full time hearing center in St. Lucie West. Being blind is dicult, but for Rachel Guild, losing her hearing would be so much worse. I think it would be a very lonely world, she says. Being deaf makes you feel so isolated; everyone has a conversation going, but when they try to talk to you, you cannot understand them. Its hard for people who havent been there to realize, but being able to participate in the conversation when your loved ones and friends are talking is a way to keep from being isolated and alone. I am so grateful to Joe and Mutters Hearing Center for helping me rejoin the conversation and regain my independence. Hearing Aid Ads Confusing You?A Clients True Story of Superior, Compassionate Service and CareYou Too Can Experience the Mutter Difference St. Lucie County Service Care Quality Deal With the OwnerHe Can Make it Right Stop Chasing Deals That Dont Exist Is your hearing just good enough to drive those around you crazy!Call today for a FREEClinical Hearing Evaluation772-871-1222 Joe Mutter, H.A.S. and Client Rachel Guild At Mutters Hearing Center, Inc. Hearing Specialist Joe Mutter Fits and Dispenses American-owned and operated Starkey hearing aids to Clients in Lucie area County.CONTACTMUTTERS HEARING CENTER, INC 1420 SW St. Lucie West Blvd. #101 Post St. LucieServing the Treasure Coast Since 1985 Voted #1 Hearing CenterWE PROUDLY FIT AMERICAN-OWNED AND OPERATED STARKEY HEARING AIDS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ONLY AMERICAN-OWNED AND OPERATED HEARING AID COMPANY, VISIT WWW.STARKEY.COM 1209

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE DECEMBER 14, 2012 3 BREVARD COUNTY Grang er, Mont., was so small in 1920 that locals joked the Welcome sign had Come Back Soon on moved with his family to Los Angeles, completing school and commercial art training. At Walt Disney Studios in 1941, Bill drew animations for Mickey Mouse and Pinocchio. Then World War II intervened. Just as he was training, Pearl Harbor was at tacked. The trained aviation cadet headed to London and the 8th Air bomber took him over the skies of Germany. The wars end brought an engineering degree from the UCLA before a return to active duty with the Flight Test Group at Eglin Field in Florida. Later a B-36 bomber squadron commander, Bill married Molly Roy and began a family. Assignments took Bill to Tokyo, Hawaii and advanced management studies at Yale, then back to the cockpit in the B-47 jet strategic bomber. In the early 1960s, Bills focus shifted to the Intercontinental Ballistic Mis sile program. He became deputy commander of the Titan II wing in Little Rock, Ark., where 18 ICBMs slept quietly in their underground silos. In Omaha, he managed ICBM programs at Strategic Air The Right Stuff For Veteran Voice See COFIELD page 7 NO CONTRACTS NO INITIAL START-UP FEEServing the Treasure Coast Since 1991 879-0904 1186 10 X 10 KITCHEN WE CARRY 6 LINES OF ALL WOOD CABINETS A Million Years in the Making OVER 5,000 SQ. FT. IN-HOUSE GRANITEFABRICATION CENTERInstalled w Free HardwareStarting at $ 3,449 00 25 Exotic Granites on Display! CABINET SPECIALS 50 SQ.FT. OF GRANITE 3M Installed w undermount Sink & Free Granite Cleaner Only $ 1,950 00 Mention Your V oice Newsfor Extra Discount! CABINETS TO FIT ANY BUDGET STATE OF THE ART CABINET CENTER SIX LINES OF ALL WOOD CABINETRY WORK WITH OUR DESIGNER ON SITE FREE IN-HOUSE CABINET DESIGN IN 3-D SEE WHAT YOUR KITCHEN LOOKS LIKE BEFORE YOU PURCHASE We Fabricate in Our Own Plant Come see for Yourself JUST VISIT: WWW. JAY SFLOORSANDMORE.COM MORNINGSIDE SHOPPES 1720 SE PORT ST. LUCIE BLVD. 772-335-3000 A pply for Financing in the privacy of your home NEW CARPET SPECIALSAll w/Upgraded P ad Installed Plush 100% NylonInstalled $1296yd. $1.44 sq. ft.Shaw R2X F rieze Solid or Multi T oneInstalled $1899yd. $211 sq. ft.Mohawk Smartstrand PlushLifetime soil and stainInstalled $1998 yd. $222 sq. ft.Shaw Clear-T ouch Solid T exturedInstalled $2295 yd. $255 sq. ft. NEW TILE SPECIALS Cash-n-Carry sq. ft.Installedsq. ft. sq. ft. sq. ft.InstalledAmerican Made LaminateCash-n-Carry $109 $299 w/Premium Sound Controlsq. ft. sq. ft.Installed NEW LAMINATE SPECIALSCORK FLOORINGCome in Our Showroom Walk on It Feel It Touch It Eco Friendly$799 Installedsq. ft.w/Premium Underlayment. Cash-n-Carry 20 x 20 P orcelain$369Matching Wall Tile Available $1691117 18 x 18 Ceramic99$299 Locally OwnedCall for FREE Phone Consultation SE HABLA ESPAOL STORE HOURS: MON. -SAT 9-6 OPEN SUNDA Y S 10-4 JUST VISIT : www.J aysF loorsandMore.com THE MOST AGGRESSIVE PRICE ,QUALITY .& SERVICE

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE DECEMBER 14, 2012 5 MISSION STATEMENTAND OUR OBJECTIVE Veteran Voice is a weekly publication designed to provide information to and about veterans to veterans and to the broader community. Veterans are an integral part of their Florida communities, which currently have individual organizations of their own, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Vietnam Veterans of America and many other groups with a narrow focus, but no convenient way to connect to a wider population of veterans and to the community in general within a limited geographic area, their community. e mission of Veteran Voice is to publish a weekly source of information that will provide, in one place, a listing of resources available to veterans, articles about changes in policies or organizations a ecting veterans and events of interest to veterans as well as articles about veterans of interest to the general public. Veteran Voice LLC is organized as a partnership of experienced newspaper executives with an interest in veterans and in the communities of Florida veterans and friends. VV is a start-up intended to address a perceived lack of information readily available to veterans on programs and policies a ecting them and objective reporting of veteran a airs to the public. To our knowledge, and based on comments from leaders of local veterans organizations, there was no media or website currently meeting this need until the launch of VeteranVoice. We hope you agree, and will support this publication with your subscription. Without subscriptions there will be a limited number of people we can help, without which this mission will not be realized. As part of our commitment to supporting local veteran communities, we will donate 10 percent of our pro ts each quarter to quali ed veteran charities recommended by you, our readers and subscribers. Please let us know what you think by emailing editor@veteranvoiceweekly.com or mailing your comments to us at 1919 S.W. South Macedo Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34984 Monumental memorialMitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Designer Beach, Resort & CruisewearRalph Lauren Juicy Couture, Calvin Klein & many more. Hurry in for the Best Selection772-873-88882084 NW Courtyard Circle(Plaza next to Chilis in SLW) 1184 Storewide 25 % 50 % 75 % OFF! Going on NOW! Lovely Holiday Dresses & Stocking Stuers ONE STOP DOES IT ALL!N EW & USED OFFICE FURNITUR E DISCOUNT OFFICE FURN ITURE 398-0085 DESKS CHAIRS FILES COMPUTER FURNITURE BOOKCASES CRT TABLES MACHINE STANDS LATERAL FILES SCREEN PANELS CONFERENCE TABLES ETC.1195 10983 US HWY. 1 PORT ST LUCIE

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6 DECEMBER 14, 2012 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE WASHINGTON The Department of Veter ans Affairs announced that GI Bill is now a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and the mark. We will continue to support our Veterans by helping them obtain the best education of their choosinga right for which they have bravely served, and which they have truly earned, said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. We all want Veterans to be informed consumers in their educational pursuit. On April 26, 2012, President Obama signed Executive Order 13607, directing the VA, the Department of Defense, and the Depart ment of Education to undertake a number of measures to stop deceptive and misleading promotional efforts that target the GI Bill ed ans, and eligible family members and survi vors. One of the key components of the order was for VA to register the term GI Bill as a trademark in order to protect individuals and ensure they are directed to the right resourc es to make informed decisions. In addition, VA obtained the rights to the GIBill.com website after the original own ers agreed to give up the site. VA is taking a proactive approach in continuously taking action to eliminate fraudulent marketing and recruiting practices. Trademarking GI Bill is a great step for ward in continuing our mission to better serve this nations Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families, said Allison A. Hickey, VA VA will issue terms of use for GI Bill within the next six months. We want to ensure the right balance with these new guidelines so that our stakeholders can still promote GI Bill and we can prohibit others from using it fraudulently, said Curtis L. Coy, deputy undersecretary for economic opportunity. Since August 2009, VA has paid over $23.8 866,000 Veterans, Servicemembers, and dependents. VA received over 478,000 Fall 2012 enrollments for Post-9/11 GI Bill. For more information on GI Bill programs, please visit www.gibill.va.gov or call 1-888-GIBill-1 (1-888-442-4551) to speak with a GI Bill representative.For Veteran VoiceVA releases new PSA targeting women WASHINGTON The Depart ment of Veterans Affairs has developed a new public service announcement (PSA) to let women Veterans know theyve come to The Right Place when seeking VA health care. We want to send a very clear message to women Veterans that VA is here to meet your health care needs, said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. It is important that women Veterans receive the high-qualihave earned through their service. The number of women using VA health care has doubled in the past decade and that number is expected to double again soon. The 30-second video PSA, proThe Right Place assures female vets of high-quality VA CareFor Veteran VoiceCenterState Bank contributes to Military Moms Prayer Group For Veteran VoiceSee MOMS page 7 The Vero Beach Branch of CenterState Bank has dedicated November and December to rec ognizing heros in the community. Based on a specially designed Community Heros Program community heros who open accounts at the bank, they have also taken steps in the communi the good work that is being done. One instance of that was a spe on Saturday, December 2 to the Military Moms Prayer Group. The interdenominational, not for supports troops through weekly prayer and annual outreach drives throughout the year. The group participated in the Family Holiday Festival at Riverside Park with a booth offering organization information. They also distributed their box-in-a-bag mailing kit for visitors to send to the troops See WOMEN page 7 On April 26, 2012, President Obama signed Executive Order 13607, directing the VA, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Education to undertake a number of measures to stop deceptive and misleading promotional efforts that Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible family members and survivors.

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE DECEMBER 14, 2012 7 Command headquarters before his career took another turn. NASA wanted an aerospace engineer with the right stuff for their Apollo program. Based in between Houston Mission Con trol and Kennedy Space Center, Bill supervised the training programs and mission planning of the Apollo astronauts. Skylab followed Apollo, where Bill Retired from the Air Force and rehired by NASA, Bill managed a total of eight manned space for Mission Control in Houston and part of the Mission Man agement Team. After retirement from the grand adventure in 1982, he lost Molly to breast cancer. Years alone followed, before Bill took pretty Rose Marie for his bride. Honeymooning in Florida, they met a couple from Indian River Colony Club in Viera. After one look, the new lyweds bought a home overlooking the IRCC golf course. Twenty-two years later, they are living happily ever after. duced by VAs Womens Health Shinseki. Key messages in the PSA include: assuring women Veter ans that VA is ready to serve them; encouraging viewers to rethink assumptions that all Veterans are male; and reminding Americans that women Veterans are coming home, separating from service, or returning to Guard or Reserve status. The PSA was developed for nationwide release along with a new employee awareness video created as part of VAs ongoing efforts to change its culture to be more understanding and accommodating of women Veterans. It also promotes the recognition of women Veterans around Veterans Day, honoring their service to our country. Not all women who served their country identify as Veter ans and many women Veterans are unaware that VA offers high quality womens health care, said Dr. Robert Petzel, Under secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration. One of the most important aspects of our efforts to serve women Vet erans is to make sure each one of them knows were here. Women serve in every branch of the military, representing 15 percent of todays active duty military and nearly 18 percent of National Guard and Reserve forces. By 2020, VA estimates women Veterans will consti tute 10 percent of the Veteran population. VA is disseminating its cul ture-of-change message to employees and Veterans through a multi-faceted campaign, which includes a toolkit for outreach to women Veterans. To access additional campaign materi als, visit www.womenshealth. va.gov/culture_change.asp. To access the toolkit, visit www. womenshealth.va.gov/toolkits. asp. The PSA is available for view ing on YouTube: http://www. youtube.com/watch?v=x5F GlZ2uYiU and www.wom enshealth.va.gov. Broadcast organizations interested in ob taining a broadcast-quality ver sion of the PSA can download it by accessing the following link: https://downloads.va.gov/ then right clicking on VDPD VAPSA5H.mov and selecting save target as. Visit www.va.gov/womenvet and www.womenshealth.va.gov to learn more about VA pro grams and services for women Veterans.WOMEN from page 6 gifts for their son or daughter in the service. CenterState Bank President Andy Beindorf with Branch Manager Diana Walker met with the Military Moms and present ed a check for $250 from the Bank to enable the organization to continue their services to families of troops. Last month, Branch Manager Diana Walker visited with Marty Zickert, President of the Indian River County Veterans Council and Vietnam Veterans of America (Chapter 1038) at Memorial Island to present the Veterans Council with a check of $250. For more information on Mil itary Moms, contact President Pam Proctor at 772-231-2221 For more information on the Community Heroes Program at CenterState Bank, contact Walker at (772) 229-6860 or visit her at 855 21st St. in Vero Beach. MOMS from page 6 COFIELD from page 3 Reinvent Your Home!Dinette Barstools Patio Furniture$50offPurchase of$600 or more.Coupon must be present at time of purchase. Not valid with any other discounts. Expires 1/30/13DINETTES & more 772288-0330www.dinettes-N-more.com2486 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart, FL1187 $40..Before 11 AM$35.....After 11 AM$25.......After 3 PM(All Rates Include Cart and Tax)Give the Gift of Golf This Season Merchandise or Lessons772-465-81101600 SOUTH 3RD ST., FORT PIERCEFor More information or to Schedule Your Tee Time From US1, turn East on Ohio Ave., Directly behind TD BankCURRENT RATES Call for Mens & Womens League Info.1159

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE DECEMBER 14, 2012 11 Local veteran James J Rednour hesitates often when he talks. He has to stop and form his words. Thats the (traumatic brain in jury), he said. I used to be very articulate with my words. I wrote all the time. Whether or not Mr. Rednour knows it, hes still articulate. Hes just a little slower in his speech than before he was injured on Dec. 7, 2003. He was serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Slowed speech isnt the biggest of his concerns. Theres emerging evidence that due to the TBI, Mr. Rednour is more susceptible to Parkinsons and Alzheimers diseases, and a host of other medi cal problems. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced on Friday, Dec. 7 the ninth anniversary of Mr. Rednours injury its looking to seem related to TBI as presump tive service-connected conditions. The move should make getting broader Veterans Health Administration treatment easier for Mr. Rednour and many other veterans. Mr. Rednours mother, Cindy Rednour, is pleased with the announcement. Im glad the VA is opening up this idea of what an injury is, she said. She said that the VA seems to be making strides in understanding and treating TBI, but society is still largely lagging behind. When J was given 100-percent disabled, they were expecting missing limbs or something like that, Ms. Rednour said. Looking at him, you dont see that. Dr. Ramon L. Cuevas-Trisan, chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, said many veterans with TBIs arent aware of it, and the department is making efforts to identify and treat them. I think (TBI) is a little more common then it was originally thought, he said. Dr. Cuevas-Trisan said all veter ans treated at VA medical facili ties are now getting TBI screen ings. He said about 35 to 40 percent of those screened show some possible signs of TBI. Addi tional testing, he said, narrows it scope of traumatic brain injury as serviceBy Patrick McCallister For Veteran VoiceSee BRAIN page 13 1179IRS TAX PROBLEMS ? Do you owe back taxes, penalties & interest? Are you behind on prior year tax lings? Did you pay o a tax lien with IRS that is hurting your credit? Are you aware that IRS has new guidelines for taxpayers interested in pursuing an oer in compromise to settle outstanding tax liabilities?Michael R. Repoli, CPA, EACertied Public Accountant and Enrolled Agent(772) 878-3703 Fax: (772) 343-7287 www.repolicpa.com DONT FORGET YOUR HOLIDAY PHOTOSNow Accepting New AppointmentsCALL TODAY FOR YOUR TIME 1188 visit our website: ReectionsbyMelanie.com Call for your Private Shoot : 772-359-1651

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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE DECEMBER 14, 2012 13 to about 35 to 40 percent of those who do seem to have a traumatic brain injury. One problem with detect ing TBI is its frequent sim ilarity to another common service-related condition. (Post-traumatic stress disorder) shares a lot of symptoms that we see with someone who is suffering TBI, he said. Illnesses listed for the proposed Code of Federal Regulations changes include unprovoked seizures, Parkinsons disease symptoms, certain dementias, including Alzheimers disease, depression and horchanges in the hypothalamus and pituitary glands. According to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, service members experience more than 250,000 mild to severe TBIs from 2000 to the sec ond quarter of 2012. About as mild, while 16.5 percent moderate, and 2.6 percent severe. In 1.6 percent of re ported TBI incidents, there was some skull damage. Mr. Rednour was among the latter group. Dr. Cuevas-Trisan said that indicators of TBI in clude persistent or frequent insomnia, forgetfulness, headaches, and moodiness, along with inexplicable limb numbness and weakness. He said while TBI has been a so-called signature injury of operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, veterans from all eras are turning up with it. The Vietnam era, we see quite a few of those, he said. Making a clear diag nosis that it is TBI after all The consequences of traumatic brain injury, partic ularly when its severe to moderate, they tend to last for a very long time, or even permanent. Theres a 60-day pub lic-comment period before the proposed changes are made to Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which governs the department. To learn more about TBI, visit dvbic.org.BRAIN from page 11 CLUES ACROSS1. German rapper 4. Aries sign 7. Atmosphere 8. Send payment for 10. Digs 12. Pathetically weak 13. Give a thrashing to 15. How a witch laughed 16. Being of use or service 17. Lassies breed 18. XXX Olympic site 21. Tax collector 22. Above average in size 23. It carries genetic information 24. E. central English river 25. Baked pastry-lined dish 26. Basics 27. Manson murder book 34. Actress May 35. Dry white Italian wine from Verona 36. Easily conversed 38. Java pepper vine 39. Eagle nests 40. Irish mother of gods 41. Belongs to St. Pauls architect 43. CGS work unit 44. Tooth caregiverCLUES DOWN1. Common detergent measure 2. Island in Venice 3. Establish by law or with authority 4. Exuding a strong odor 5. Walked leisurely 6. A unit of length equal to 1760 yards 8. Return to a useful condition 9. CNNs Turner 11. Young herring in Norway 12. Disengagement 14. The lion zodiac sign 15. Mt. Washington railroad 17. The brain and spinal cord (abbr.) 19. Last decade of the 20th cent. 20. A major division of geological time 23. Causes to expand 24. Ed Murrows network 25. Happening in quick succession 26. They __ 27. Perceiver of sound 28. The last part of anything 29. Top left corner key 30. Opposite of quiet 31. Knights outer tunic 32. Made level 33. Refutes in a legal case 36. Sound of a crow 37. In this place SUDOKU1168 CR OSSW ORD

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14 DECEMBER 14, 2012 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE to destruction by an enemys planes, the Navy eventually real ized that the vulnerable airship was best employed out of sight of the enemy. The airships function would be to carry scouting planes within range of the enemy. Rather than the airplane extending the scouting range of the airship, it was the airship which extended the scouting range of the airplane. The Akron and her sister ship, the Macon, are truly unique and were the worlds only fully functioning aerial aircraft carriers These airships could carry several new sparrow hawk ing bay and hanger. But this fascinating story does not end here. The Akron was launched in September of 1931 and was a technical marvel. The design team for the Akron viewed the German ships as too heavy and unnecessarily reinforced. One of the major differences was its internally mounted engines. Because the Akron was safe to put the power plants internally, which made servicing them easier and had the added bonus of making the ship more streamlined and faster. Its eight props were built on outriggers on either side of the ship. Unfortunately, in April 1933 the Akron, under command of Commander Frank McCord, was off the Atlantic coast of New Jersey, making its way through a huge thunderstorm. At a quarrocked the Akron. Fierce winds caused the massive airship to of the storm started to rip the ship apart. Because the Akron carried no life vests and there had not been enough time to lower her one life raft, The crash of the Akron caused an appalling loss of life, and of the 76 persons on the ship, only three survived; two sailors and the ships executive the ships passengers and crew died in the ocean from exposure to the frigid water, compounded by the lack of any lifejackets to USS Macon, sister of the Akron, was built at Akron, Ohio. She weeks after Akrons tragic loss. During the rest of 1933, Macon and her embarked airplanes began what would be an extensive program of participation in exer CARRIERS from page 1 USS Macons USS Macon See CARRRIERS page 15 Have you ever wanted to Play Violin, Viola, Cello or Bass? Now is your Chance! Enroll in Our Exciting Classes! GRAND OPENING! Saturday, January 5, 2013 9am to noon Housed at Port St. Lucie Community Center 2195 SE Airoso Blvd. Home of Florida East Coast Childrens Orchestra Program and Florida East Coast Intergenerational Orchestra Program CONCERTS RECITALS MASTER CLASSESFor Tradition and Surrounding Communities AFFORD ABLE LESSONS!Register, rent an Instrument in first Class on Site Saturday, January 5th 9am-noon 2195 SE Airoso Blvd. Port St. Lucie Community Center 4 HOUR INSTR UCTIONFirst Month of January$49a $69 ValueFREEMonth of InstructionFebruary, 2013 When referring a friend who enrolls in Program Piano/Keyboard Classes at Town Park, Tradition Beginning Jan. 7, 2013 CallFREEMusic BookWith First Month Instruction PaymentWINTER / SPRING CLASSES JANU ARY, 2013SAT URD AY STRING ORCHESTRAS: 9AM F lorida East Coast Beginning Childrens Orchestra (ages 7-11) 10AM F lorida East Coast Intergenerational Orchestra(advanced) 11AM F lorida East Coast Intergenerational Orchestra (youth-adults)Member of National Guild for Community Arts Education; El Sistema USA, Suzuki, Association of the Americas, American String Teachers Association CALL TODAY! (772) 345-2933 or (888) 896-2254FOR MORE INFO. 1157 Community Music School of Tradition LLC. 1212

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