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Sailors Honored
VP-30 Selects Sailor. Of The Near Id M
Page 4


- Delivering Material
DDIF Keeps Supply Lines Open
Pages 6-7


Now Open
Satellite Pharmacy Open Near NEX
Page 8


THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2005


www.jaxairnews.com


TOUCHING HS-3


BASE rescues


civilians


Play ball!
It's time to drop those
video game controllers
and get the kids off the
couch. Little league base-
ball is registering partici-
pants for the spring sea-
son Satur-day from 10
a.m. 2 p.m. at the field
between the Yorktown and
Birmingham gates (next to
the outdoor pool).
Play is open to boys and
girls ages five to 16. There
are no residency require-
ments for active duty fami-
lies or base employees. A
fee of $95 includes uni-
form, team picture, and
trophy. Payment options
are available.
Practices begin in Feb
and games begin in
March. No experience is
necessary. Adult volun-
teers for coaching and
umpiring are welcome.
Call 384-6915 for more
information.


From USS Theodore Roosevelt
Public Affairs
Hs-3, a NAS Jacksonville-
based squadron abaord USS
Theodore Roosevelt (TR)
(CVN 71), responded to a call Jan.
15 to assist three men stranded on
their sailboat approximately 200
miles southeast of Cape Hatteras,
N.C.
The Coast Guard first received a
call of distress from the men at
approx 3:30 p.m. and immediately
made contact with the Navy and
Theodore Roosevelt, stating it was
the closest in proximity to the ves-
sel. TR was about 160 nautical
miles northwest.
Two Coast Guard C-130s were
sortied out of Elizabeth City, N.C.
One made visual contact with the
36-foot vessel and was circling the
area, keeping in constant radio
communication.
A SH-60S Seahawk helicopter
and an HH-60H Seahawk helicop-
ter, both from HS-3 and an E-2C
Hawkeye from VAW-124were-
launched to assess the situation
and perform the rescue.
The men, all from Ottawa,
Canada, set sail Jan. 12 from
Moorhead City, N.C., headed for St.
Thomas in the Virgin Islands. They
were flown back to TR and taken to
medical for evaluation.
TR had been attempting to con-
duct flight deck certification in the
same area but was forced to. change
locations and head north to calmer
seas. Upon receiving the call, the
carrier immediately turned around
and headed back in the direction of
the vessel to assist the three men.
All three men are in good condi-
tion. Names are being withheld
pending notification of next of kin.


SNe command
Motorcycle Poker New command
Run announced


The USO is sponsoring
a Patriot Ride Poker Run
Saturday at 11 a.m.
Registration is from 9-11
a.m. at Buffalo's
Southwest Cafe and costs
$10 per player and $5 for
Inon-playing passengers.
There will be raffles and
door prizes during the
event. The poker run ben-
efits the Greater
Jacksonville Area USO, a
private, non-profit organi-
zation that serves the mili-
tary and family members.
A rain date is planned
for Jan. 30. For more
information, call 778-2821.





Tickets
holders
wanted
Gota ,
ticket to the
Super Bowl? The Jax Air
News is looking to identify
NAS Jax Sailors and
Department of Defense
civilians who have tickets
for Super Bowl XXXIX: If
you are a lucky ticket hold-
er, please call us at 542-
5588.


master chief


reports aboard


By Kaylee LaRocque
Staff Writer
N AS Jacksonville welcomed new Command Master
Chief CMDCM(SW) Donald Green during a cere-
mony at the NAS Jax Officers' Club last Friday.
Green comes here after a successful tour as command
master chief aboard USS
Philippine Sea (CG 58) at
NS Mayport.
"I was really honored to be
selected for this job. I'm glad
to be part of the NAS Jax
team. I haven't been here
long, but everyone has been N
so friendly and the job is get-
ting easier to visualize each
day," stated Green enthusi- y
astically. "I'm really looking
forward to a challenging
tour. I have to get used to
this facet of the Navy." ... 1 -
A native of Mechanics- Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
burg, Pa., Green attended CMDCM(SW) Donald Green
two years at a community gets familiar with his new
college to study welding duties as NAS Jax command
after graduating from high master chief. Green took
school in 1979. "One over the position when
Saturday afternoon, I was CMDCM(AW/SW) Chuck
walking past a Navy Lawson retired last Friday.
recruiting office and just
went in and signed up. My whole family has a military
background and I just decided it was my time. Plus, the
See NEW CMC, Page 13


Photo by PHAN Eben Boothby Ocean.



Carver selected for SES,


region bids him farewell


By Miriam S. Gallet
Editor
C commander, Navy Region South-
east (CNRSE) Executive Director
Galen Carver, an accomplished
civil servant, was recently selected for the
Senior Executive Service (SES), as the
chief management official for the Coor-
dinating Center for Terrorism Prepared-
ness and Emergency Response at the
Centers for Disease Control and Preven-
tion (CDC), Atlanta, Ga. SES represents
the highest echelon of federal service.
As the chief management official,
Carver will be responsible for incorpo-
rating new business strategies into an
agency that has been primarily focused
on disease control and prevention and
technological advances. "Over the years,
the center has been focused on technical
proficiency versus "readiness at the
right cost," explained Carver. My job
will be to integrate all of it and have the
center functioning as a business. It's a
big challenge and I am ready for it."
Carver, who is always finding ways to
enhance his professional development
and maintain a high degree of enthusi-
asm said, "I always want to excel. Take
my job here at the region. It has not
been easy, but I faced the challenge,
looked outside the box and in the
process developed a comprehensive
regional business strategy for the 21st
century."
"I leave here knowing that I have cre-
ated a strategy and climate that is in
harmony with CNO's and the Navy," he
added. "Our region has addressed the
challenges of Sea Power 21, sea basing


Photo by Miriam S. Gallet
Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear
Adm. Annette E. Brown presents the Navy
Superior Civilian Service Award to Galen
Carver, Navy Region Southeast executive
director, during a farewell luncheon held
last Thursday at the NAS jax Officers'
Club.
and is at the forefront of the Navy's
Human Capital Strategy (HCS), which
will revolutionize almost every aspect of
a Sailor's and civilian's career."
According to Carver, HCS, when com-
bined with the Navy's new forward-
thinking strategy and platforms such as
the Fleet Response Plan, provides for
cutting-edge advances never thought
possible. He said the region is working
diligently to address the concerns of the
fleet and those of the employees. "One of
my top priorities has been taking care of
our warfighters and civilians," remarked
Carver." However, we must remember
See CARVER, Page 12


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2 allAir NBWS, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, January 27, 2005


FROM THE FLEET


Education the key to success in


By FLTCM(AW/SW)
]on Thompson
There is a common
frustration Sailors in
the fleet lament over.
Hard charging, motivated
Sailors, much like you, won-
der what more can be done
to advance in pay grade.
You've volunteered for
challenging duty assign-
ments, earned warfare qual-
ifications, performed com-
mimnity volunteer work, and
checked all the blocks neces-
sary for advancement in a
competitive environment.
Yet, when the Navywide
exam results are unveiled,
many of you still feel like
your career is in someone
else's hands.
It seems no matter what
you do, it's easy to believe
your efforts are for naught,
and that your fate ultimate-
ly lies in the hands of some-
one else.
Shipmates, I understand
your frustration. I believe
what you're asking for is
some measure or yardstick
that can adequately pin-
point where you stand
amongst your peers, a sort
of gauge that definitively
tells you where you are, and
where you need to go.
Fortunately, there already
is such a system. It's called
the Five Vector Model.
(5VM). .If you haven't
logged on to Navy


FLTCM(AW/SW) Jon
Thompson
Knowledge Online (NKO),
and reviewed your 5VM,
you're behind the power
curve. The way to make
your little dot move to the
right, making you more
competitive for advance-
ment, is to complete the
coursework identified.
The CNO's revolution in
training indicates the 5VM
and NKO provide your
roadmap. Increasingly, con-
tinuing education will be
the gateway to your future
Navy career opportunities
and advancement.
In the past, a Sailor's pro-
gression up the ranks was-
n't specifically tied to an
educational requirement
outside of the Navy's own
military knowledge and per-
formance criteria.
It wasn't that long ago
that a Sailor could enter the


Navy with a high school
diploma or a GED and still
rise to the CPO ranks, even
becoming a command mas-
ter chief.
That's not to say these
folks don't have the mana-
gerial skills and know-how
to do the job; they do, other-
wise they wouldn't be quali-
fied for the position. Here's
the bigger question. When
they departed the Navy and
wanted to be competitive in
the civilian business com-
munity, how competitive
were they?
Shipmates, I could tell you
story after story about
chiefs who departed the
Navy and found themselves
unprepared.
Education is the key, and
the Navy recognizes the
vast benefits of formal edu-
cation in the enlisted ranks.
Our Navy will soon insist
you progress academically
and we're going to ensure
you have the time and tools
to do.
Recently the Navy an-
nounced the creation of a
professional military educa-
tion (PME) continuum.
Incorporated into the 5VM
for all Sailors, officer and
enlisted, the PME is organ-
ized around significant
phases of an individual's
career and integrates a com-
bination of advanced (post
secondary school level) edu-
cation, Navy-specific and


the Navy
joint professional military
education, and leadership
development. Most of these
courses count as college
credit.
One of the most signifi-
cant changes coming is the
requirement for degrees for
advancement into the senior
enlisted ranks.
By 2009, all E7's compet-
ing for E8 will need to have
an associates degree, and by
2013, anyone competing for
E9 will be required to have
a bachelor's degree.
Not only do you as a per-
son benefit from attaining a
degree, but so does the
Navy. It's well known that
people who have experi-
enced college learning are
more apt to grasp new con-
cepts and can more easily
acquire new skills.
Shipmates, off-duty edu-
cation matters now more
than ever. By paying close
attention to your 5VM and
starting your coursework
today, you can get a head
start on your peers.
Tomorrow's Navy will be
staffed by Sailors who will
not only operate some of the
most sophisticated equip-
ment in the world, but also
by Sailors who will be able
to compete in the civilian
community when they
depart the Navy, whether
after a single enlistment or
after a 20-year career.


ON THE HOMEFRONT


A quick lesson in taming the military in-laws


By Sarah Smiley
Special Contributor
Leading up to a ship's homecom-
ing, military spouse clubs are
abuzz with the following
reunion topics: (1) what to wear, (2)
what not to wear, and (3) how to keep
the in-laws at bay.
I forgot about this ritual until
recently, when I spoke to a group of
new military wives, whose husbands
are about to embark on their first
deployment.
Going into the meeting, I thought I
was prepared for what the wives
would want to know. I was ready to
tell them about staying busy and
using a support network.
But after I finished what I thought
was an important spiel, the hands
went up, eager with questions, and the
women wanted to know (1) what to
wear, (2) what not to wear, (3) and how
to keep the in-laws away.
What to wear is a matter of personal
preference and I never wish to open
that can of what I'll call "angry fan
mail." But I am willing to take a risk
with the last question, because after I
:was done speaking that night, one of
the women said, "Could you write a
column about the in-law thing so we
can forward is to our families as a lit-
tle hint-hint?"
What an interesting concept, I
thought. There are instruction books
for military spouses and service mem-
bers, but who's telling the in-laws how


to behave?
So here are a few guidelines to tame
your in-laws and keep the peace at
home. Feel free to forward this to trou-
blemakers if you'd like, but only at
your own risk. Emotions run high pre-
homecoming, but remember: when it's
all said and done, these are still your
in-laws, and people who will be pres-
ent at holidays and birthdays.
In-laws should not be at the home-
coming there, I've said it. And I know
you're itching to, say it, too. When it
comes to homecoming, you and your
spouse alone deserve the romance and
excitement surrounding it.
If your family has trouble under-
standing, gently say, "Mom, remember
how you didn't want to go on our hon-
eymoon with us? If necessary, refer to
homecoming as "our second honey-
moon."
Be sensitive reporting contact.
There's nothing worse than this:
you've been waiting for your husband
to call from a foreign port. You sit by
the phone anxious and excited. And
when it finally rings, it is your mother-
in-law, who says, "Guess who just
called me? It was so great to hear his
voice!"
Communicating from the ship is dif-
ficult. It's common for emails to arrive
out of sync and for phone lines to drop
mid-call. To avoid hurt feelings, in-
laws should be sensitive boasting to
the wife about their own phone calls
and/or emails.
Don't embarrass your child. Some


mothers treat grown-up sons like little
boys. To each his own, but here's a
word of caution: Your son will be
humiliated by his peers if you send
him a care package with underwear,
teddy bears or framed childhood pic-
tures of him taking a bath. No, it does-
n't matter that "the wife" sent him a
talking Winnie the Pooh. What's con-
sidered acceptable for her does not
apply to anyone else.
Stay visible. I hear stories about in-
laws suddenly becoming incognito dur-
ing a deployment. I guess the theory
is, "My son's not at home, so why
should I call his house?"
Some daughters-in-law feel nearly
invisible to their spouse's parents
while he is away. But here's a little
secret: The wife gets all the info from
the squadron/unit. Tell your in-laws
this, and I guarantee the phones will
ring. Of course, if you'd rather they
didn't call, then that's another column.
In closing, my guess is these guide-
lines for a harmonious in-law relation-
ship will ruffle some feathers... and
I'm going to hear about it.
But let me save you some trouble
and give you the name of a person to
contact if you'd like to send "angry fan
mail." Her name is, Dustin's mom.
That's right, my mother-in-law.
Because here's the funny thing, as a
former military wife herself, she
agrees with me!
Sarah Smiley can be reached for com-
ments at www.sarahsmiley.com.


( Job title/command:
f NAS Jax Supply Department

Hometown: Jacksonville


Family Life: I'm married with two
daughters.

Past Duty Stations: USS Ross (DDG 71)

Career PJans: To stayin the Navy and
advance as far as possible.

Most Interesting Experience: A port visit
to Oman.

Words of Wisdom: It's okay to dream.
When you stop dreaming, you die on the
inside.


Job title/command:
Health Promotion Specialist

Hometown: Akron, Ohio

Family .Life: Married to [ny hus-
band, Rick. We have a two-year4ldson, Dylan

Past Duty Stations: BMC Kings Bay, Ga.,
VA Medical Center, Lake City, Fla., VA Medical
Center, Gainesville

Career Plans: To stay civil service.

Most Interesting Experience: Visiting
Tijuana, Mexico.

Words of Wisdom: Don't burn any bridges.



Donations still being accepted


Anyone interested in
donating to tsunami
relief funds can con-
tact the NAS Jax Chapel.
The chapel is collecting
monetary donations only.
Checks must be made to the
Religious Offering Fund.
Donations will be for-
warded to the American


Red Cross or other charities
approved by Commander of
Naval Installations. Every-
one is cautioned to be aware
of fraudulent organizations
accepting donations.
For more information,
contact the chapel at 542-
3440.


Volunteers needed for clinic
One hundred Sailors, retirees and family members are
still needed to support the NFL Super Bowl XXXIX
Youth Clinic this Saturday for 3,000 local youths in
the Jacksonville community. The clinic-will be held at the
University of North Florida (UNF), 4567 St. Johns Bluff
Road.
Fifty current NFL players will be on hand to conduct this
program. Volunteers will muster at the UNF Football Field
at 6:45 a.m. for a brief training, uniform issuance and to
meet with players.
To volunteer, call Dianne Parker at 542-5380 or email
dianne.parker@navy.mil.


HEY, MONEYMAN!


'Hey Moneyman:
- I am interested in buying
a car, but I hate the
process. It seems you can
never be sure if you are get-
ting a good deal and prices
seem to vary by thousands
of dollars. How can I nego-
tiate a fair price for a new
or used car when I do not
what to look out for?
MoneyMan Sez:
Buying a car is expensive
and the process is compli-
cated. It would be nice if it
were like shopping at the
Navy Exchange where the
price is posted and every-
one pays the same amount;
but it is not. The April
,2003 Consumer Reports
issue gives you 10 "tricks of
the trade" that car dealers
use to get you to pay more
than you should. Here are
some of them:
The false credit score.
The dealer checks your
credit report but tells you
that it is lower than it real-
ly is. This allows them to
charge a higher interest
rate than the advertised
rated that got you to the
dealer in the first place.
We'll pay off your loan.


Even if the dealer pays off
your old car, the debt does
not disappear. If you owe
$8,000 on your trade-in and
the new car is $21,000, you
now owe $29,000 for the
new car. Dealers may
spread out the payments
for six or more years to
make it look like your pay-
ment is lower.
What can you afford to
pay per month? Can you
afford $400 per month or
$300 per month? Well, it
depends on how many
months. At $400 per month
for 36 months, the total is
$14,400, while $300 per
month for 60 months is
$18,000. The better deal is
obvious. Always negotiate
the vehicle price first, as if
you were paying cash.
Then negotiate the best
interest rate available. Pay
the car off shortest time
you can afford.
The mandatory extend-
ed warranty. You are ready
to sign the papers when the
finance manager says you
must buy the $3,000
extended warranty because
the bank requires it. Don't
do it. Rarely, if ever, does a


bank require an extended
warranty.
Consumer Reports does
not recommend buying an
extended warranty unless
the car is particularly trou-


ble-prone. But then, maybe
you are buying the wrong
car!
More questions? Call Hey
MoneyMan at 778-0353.


You are invited to the following Base Chapel Worship
Services this Saturday and Sunday:
Saturday 5 p.m. Catholic Mass
Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Episcopal
9:30 a.m. Catholic Mass
11 a.m. Protestant Worship
6:30 p.m. Contemporary Service
"The Leading Edge," Hangar 749 at the Base Chapel
Center.
Protestant Sunday School program is at 9:45-10:45 a.m.,
and Catholic CCD is 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.


NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer .................Capt Chip Dobson
Public Affairs Officer Charles P. "Pat" Dooling
Deputy Public Affairs Officer Miriam A. Lareau
U.S. Naval Air Station, lacksonville Editorial Staff
Editor Miriam S. Gallet
Assistant Editor 101 Mike England
Manager ...... Ellen S. Rykert
Staff Writer Kaylee LaRocque
Design/Layout George Atchley, Kaylee LaRocque
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lax Air News, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, January 27, 2005


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aircraft to land on the flight deck aboard the
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman
(CVN 75).
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"Viking"
aboard the
Nimitz-
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Harry S.
Truman
(CVN 75).
Photo by PHAN. Ryan O'Connor


NAS Jax welcomes

new business manager
By Miriam S. Gallet
Editor 1.I


Pamela Busch, a native
of Macon, Ga. and a
29-year civil service
veteran, reported aboard
NAS Jacksonville as the
new business manager and
director of the Business and
Resource Management
Department last week.
Busch's last assignment
was as senior management
and program analyst at
Marine Corps Logistics
Command, Albany, Ga. She
has served at various com-
mands, including Comman-
der, Submarine Forces,
Atlantic in Norfolk, Va., and
the Department of Veterans
Affairs in St. Petersburg,
Fla.
Busch, a strong proponent
of education is a graduate of
Southwest High School,
Macon, Ga. She earned a
Bachelor in Business
Management from Albany
State Univer-sity and a
Master's Degree in
Management from Troy
State University. She
attended college and gradu-
ate school utilizing the civil
service tuition assistance
program. "I am an advocate
of continuous learning and
want to promote this philos-
ophy throughout the organi-
zation," said Busch.
"I graduated from high
school on a Friday night
and joined the ranks of civil
service on Monday morn-
ing," remarked Busch.
"My first assignment was
a clerk typist position at
Robins Air Force Base in
Georgia. However, it wasn't
until I was 30 that I real-
ized the many educational
opportunities available to
me through civil service. I
would like for every person
aboard the base, whether
military or civilian, to devel-
op and share their corpo-
rate knowledge so they may
perform at their highest
potential. Knowledge is of
no use unless it is shared,"


Pamela Busch
she continued.
In her new position,
Busch is responsible for pro-
viding the NAS Jax com-
manding officer command-
ing officer and executive
officer with expert plan-
ning, analytical and pro-
gram advice and for identi-
fying and providing busi-
ness cost analyses, identify-
ing and projecting
annual/multi-year and long-
range program planning
requirements. Additionally,
she serves as special advi-
sor on commercial interests
and issues for key pro-
grams.
Busch will also act as spe-
cial assistant to the com-
manding officer for civilian
positions and workforce
management and liaisons
with Commander, Navy
Region Southeast for strate-
gic/business plans and oper-
ations, and civilian work-
force management.
"The Navy as a whole is
undergoing a big transfor-
mation that is affecting
everyone and everything,"
explained Busch when
asked to described her role.
"My role as business man-
ager is to facilitate this
transformation and give
advice and provide guidance
from a business prospective
to the commanding officer
and his representatives."
To communicate with
Busch, call 542-4480, or via
email at Pamela.M.Busch@
navy.mil.


Reminder

for Sailors

Active-duty
personnel are
reminded that
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4 lax Air News, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, January 27, 2005


HS-11 turns over



resurrected helicopter


Photo courtesy of VS-32
(From left) VP-30 Commanding Officer Capt Rich Heimerle, Sailor of the Year AM1 Richard
Anderson, Maintenance Supervisor of the Year AD1 Melissa Robinson, Senior Maintainer of
the Year PR1 Molly Dunbar and Support Sailor of the Year HM1 Rebecca Chambers were
recently honored.



VP-30 selects




Sailors of the Year


By Lt. Joe Levy
VP-30 PAO
VP-30 awarded AM1(AW) Richard
Anderson its 2004 Sailor of the Year
Dec. 9 at a party at the Adam's
Mark Hotel in downtown Jacksonville.
Over 800 squadron members were present
and decked out in their finest holiday
attire to see Capt. Rich Heimerle, VP-30
commanding officer, give the award.
Anderson, 33, of LeSueur, Minn., was cho-
sen from an extremely competitive group
of more than 500 enlisted staff members.
He was also VP-30's candidate- for
Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance
Group Shore Sailor of the Year.
Over the past year, Anderson has served
VP-30 as a fleet replacement squadron
flight engineer (FE) instructor, FE student
leading petty officer (LPO), maintenance
control LPO, FE staff instructor under
training (IUT) instructor, FE student men-
tor coordinator, command PRT coordinator,
and air show demonstration team FE.
As student LPO, Anderson managed and,
mentored over 116 students throughout
the entire flight engineer pipeline. "His
ability to keep young Sailors motivated in
the Navy's most demanding aviation cur-
riculum make him stand out from other
instructors," said Heimerle. He was a key
element in the command graduating 81
replacement flight engineer (RFE) stu-
dents in fiscal year 2004, a 67 percent
increase over the previous three years. As
the command PRT coordinator, he
arranged and administered the command
physical readiness tests for 702 personnel.
In addition, he ensured all command fit-
ness goals were met and accomplished a
100 percent completion rate. Anderson also
spearheaded the Navy-Marine Corps Relief
Society Fund Drive for the aixcrew division
with 100 percent contact, allowing VP-30
to reach a total contribution of more than
$50,000 in 2004. He accomplished all of
this while still amassing over 350 flight
hours.
As maintenance control coordinator,
Anderson had tremendous responsibility in
releasing aircraft safe for flight and
assigning aircraft to mission specific
events, as well as supervising and direct-


ing the production efforts of 450 personnel
in 13 work centers maintaining 17 P-3
Orion aircraft. His superb management
skill led to the completion of 12 ISIS
inspections and countless unscheduled
maintenance actions. These efforts have
resulted in VP-30's ability to have aircraft
available to meet a rigorous 14-event daily
flight/ground schedule and improved our
mission completion rate by 6 percent over
last year.
"Petty Officer Anderson is one of the
finest Sailors I've observed in my 24 years
of service," remarked Heimerle. "He
understands and demonstrates daily that
the Navy is a team and we must get the
most out of each other to be successful. He
is a remarkable leader and performer
whose professionalism is matched only by
his dedication. His efforts have dramati-
cally improved the quality and productivi-
ty of our command and himself. His exact-
ing attention to detail in every endeavor
while excelling across a broad spectrum of
tasks has earned him the confidence,
respect and admiration of every member of
our command."
VP-30 also named CS1(SW/NAC) Barry
Doucette of New Orleans, La., its 2004 Sea
Sailor of the Year during the ceremony.
Doucette's superb leadership and in-flight
culinary specialist management skills have
contributed immeasurably to the
unmatched level of support provided by
the squadron's executive transport detach-
ment to the Navy's senior flag officers.
"Petty Officer Doucette's numerous contri-
butions have earned the VR detachment's

reputation for the best customer service in
VIP transportation, including service to
the Chief of Naval Operations,
Commander U.S. Fleet Command, and vis-
iting flag officers," said Heimerle.
In addition to these awards, VP-30 also
honored HM1 Rebecca Chambers as
Support Sailor of the Year, AD1 Rene
Watson as Instructor of the Year, PR1
'Molly Dunbar as Senior Maintainer of the
Year, AT2 Jeremy Jones as Maintainer of
the Year, AD1 Melissa Robinson as
Maintenance Supervisor of the Year, and
AM1 Jaimie Fleischman as Maintenance
LPO of the Year.


By Lt. j.g. John Roath
HS-11 PAO
A helicopter that was brought back to
life by the maintenance department
at HS-11 was recently transferred
to NAS Key West, where the aircraft will
be of great value as a station
search and rescue (SAR) asset.
The helo, bureau number
(BuNo) 163282, started its
was modified to a YSH-60F
in 1987 to be used in tests
and evaluations at NAS
Patuxent River, Md.
The helo was slated to be.
stricken from the Navy's
inventory in 2002. However,
since all Navy SAR stations are .
transitioning'from the H-3 to the
H-60, the HS Wing was directed to have
the aircraft "ready for tasking" and mission
capable as a search and rescue asset for
NAS Key West by January 2005. The
"Dragonslayers" were assigned to rehab
the aircraft and prepare it for transfer.
The aircraft was brought back to life by
HS-11 maintenance as directed after over
two years of not flying and temporarily
designated "Dragonslayer 614."
In order to execute the transfer, pilots


from each squadron must perform a thor-
ough functional check flight.
"Before we transfer the aircraft, we have
to resolve all maintenance issues and then
put the aircraft through a thorough check
flight to ensure any problems have been
taken care of," remarked Lt. Paul
Ouellette, HS-11 Maintenance and
Material Control officer.
The "A" profile check flight
includes a detailed systems
check to ensure the helicop-
ter is fully operational and
ready to serve in the capac-
ity for which it is designat-
4ed. In this case, since the
aircraft will be serving only
in a SAR role, the antisub-
marine warfare equipment
has been removed.
Needless to say, this aircraft has
made a long, strange journey in its service
life. From a SH-60B to a YSH-60F to a
static maintenance trainer at Naval
Aviation Maintenance Training Group,
Jacksonville, and finally a station SAR air-
craft at NAS Key West, BuNo 163282 has
gone through many metamorphoses.
Considering what this aircraft has been
through, perhaps "Phoenix" would be more
appropriate than "Seahawk" in describing
this very unique helicopter.


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goods (HHG) shipped
to the Jacksonville area are
reminded that temporary
storage of household goods
at government expense is
limited to 90 days.
Members returning from
deployment, with HHG in
temporary storage, must
take receipt of their proper-
ty as soon as possible.
Members who fail to take
receipt of their property
within the authorized time
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all excess storage costs.
If you currently have
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you should call the Personal
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Contact numbers are: 542-
1000, Exts. 120, 121, 122,
123, and 129.


event coming up
The seventh annual St. Valentine Marriage Vow
Renewal, sponsored by the
NAS Jacksonville Religious
Ministries Program, is/
planned for Feb. 12 at 6
p.m. at the All Saints
Chapel. A fellowship din-\
ner and dance will follow\
immediately after the cere-
mony at the NAS Jax
Officer's Club.
All hands are invited to
attend. The cost is $3 per person
E4 and below, $5 per person E5
and E6, $8 per person E7-E9, $10 per person 01-03, $12
per person 04-05 and $15 for 06, retirees and civilians.
The dress is semi-formal.
Free babysitting will be offered by the NAS Jax
Chapel Youth Group in Building 749. Donations will be
accepted. Call the chapel at 542-3440 for more informa-
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IaxAir NeWS, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, January 27, 2005


Coming in for a landing


Photo by PHAN Philip Morrill
A SH-60F Seahawk, assigned to the "Dusty Dogs" of HS-7, comes in for a landing aboard
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and her embarked
Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) are providing close air support and conducting intelli-
gence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions over Iraq. The Truman Carrier
Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the global war on ter-
rorism.



Consumer law seminar coming up


From Naval Legal Service
Office Southeast
A consumer law semi-
nar sponsored by
Naval Legal Service
Office Southeast will be
held Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. in the VP-30 audito-
rium for all judge advo-
cates, legal officers and sen-
ior leadership (commanding
officers, executive officer
and command master
chiefs).
The seminar is designed
to educate senior leader-
ship on current consumer
issues impacting Sailors
and their families. The
course will highlight partic-
ular areas of concern for
today's service members,
means to avoid and/or
resolve consumer and other
financial matters, and how
to report cases of fraud.
The training will include
lectures on payday lending,
spot deliveries, predatory
consumer tactics directed
toward military personnel,
Lemon Law, and fraudulent
and criminal practices of
car dealerships.


9-9:10 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Capt. J. E. King, JAGC, USN
CO, Naval Legal Service
Office Southeast
9:15-9:50 a.m.
In Harm's Way
Steven Tripoli, National
Consumer Law Center
Discussion of pay day lending
and other consumer scams
directed toward the military.
9:50-10 a.m.
Break
10-11:50 a.m.
Predatory Consumer Tactics
Lynn Drysdale, Jacksonville
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fraudulent consumer tactics.
11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lunch on your own
1-1:30 p.m.
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Concluding Remarks
Capt. J. E. King, JAGC, USN


Photo by JOI Mike England
Navy Exchange (NEX) General Manager Marsha Brooks presents Ashley Steiner with a $1,000
savings bond as part of the NEX's A-OK Student Reward Program Jan. 20.


NEX helps student with tuition costs


ByjOI Mike England
Assistant Editor


NAS Jacksonville's
Navy Exchange
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local military family mem-
ber a $1,000 savings bond
Jan. 20 as part of their sev-
enth annual A-OK Student
Reward Program. Fourteen-
year-old Ashley Steiner
won the savings bond by
maintaining a "B" average
throughout the school year.
The program allows mili-
tary dependent children
who have a "B" grade aver-
age a chance to be put in
for a drawing for a $1,000,
$2,000, $3,000 and $5,000
savings bond. Winners will
have money to put away for
college and is a motivation-
al device to strive for good
grades.
"I think this is a wonder-
ful program," said Marsha
Brooks, NAS Jax NEX gen-
eral manager. "Our number
one goal is to do everything
we can for the military
member and their family."
The program is open to
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active-duty members,
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Each student may enter
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period and must re-enter
with each qualifying report
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every quarter throughout
the school year.


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Forklift Operator Enrico Apacible moves some aircraft drop tanks into a warehouse for storage.




DDJF: Getting




items off shelves




and to the fleet


Distribution Process Worker John
Brown pulls some aviation parts
from a carousel for shipment at one
of the Defense Distribution Depot
warehouses.


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Jeffrey Cox, (left) and Frederick Jordan use radio frequency computers to
pull parts from the warehouse for shipment. The computers provide a list of
their workload for the day.


Forklift Operator Donnie Pierce carefully loads a shipment of aircraft parts
into an awaiting truck.


Distribution Process Worker Bobby Fulton directs a bin down a slide to the
packing station after pulling parts from an overhead conveyor and ensuring
bar codes match up in the computer.


By Kaylee LaRocque
Staff Writer
As you drive down Roosevelt Boulevard just
south of the Birmingham gate, you can't
help but notice the huge warehouses lined
up along the fence at NAS Jacksonville. Built in
the 1940s by German prisoners of war being held
here, the warehouses were constructed to store avi-
ation parts and other material items for the fleet.
Today, they are still serving that same purpose.
Operated by the Defense Distribution Depot,
Jacksonville (DDJF), the warehouses are filled to
the ceilings with mostly aircraft parts for the vari-
ous types of aircraft the Navy and other services
are flying today. "We occupy or have a presence in
22 buildings at NAS Jax and three at NS Mayport.
We store about 90,000 line items (mostly aviation)
worth nearly $4.5 billion dollars," said Cmdr.
James Smart, DDJF commander.
DDJF is part of the Defense Logistics Agency
(DLA), specifically the Defense Distribution
Command, headquartered in New Cumberland,
Pa. "We are a tenant command at NAS Jax. It is
easy to assume we are a part of the Fleet
Industrial Supply Center, because we work closely
with them and when they were a Naval Supply
Center, they had the distribution mission that we
now perform. But DDJF has acutally been a sepa-
rate entity since 1992, when Congress decided to
consolidate all the services' consumable supply
assets and create the Defense Distribution Depots
under DLA," explained Smart.
"Before the consolidation, there was a lot of
duplication of supply inventories between the dif-
ferent branches of service. This resulted in greater
stockpiles and greater investment in inventory
than was probably necessary. The creation of the
depot system we have today, has lead to greater
efficiencies and consistency through the establish-
ment of inventory levels and access based on
Department of Defense (DoD) demand rather than
service unique programs. When any activity in the
DoD orders a part or material it is screened
through a central database and the depot that car-
ries the item will issue it. It's much more cost effec-
tive," he added.
Currently there are 25 depots worldwide with
another one in Seoul, Korea opening soon. The pri-
mary mission of DDJF is to receive, store, main-
tain and issue material mainly in support of Navy
and Marine Corps fixed-wing aviation and the
Navy ships homeported at NS Mayport.
"Each depot kind of has a specific niche on what
items they carry. For instance, we receive, store
and distribute mainly aircraft items. Cherry Point,
N.C. handles mostly helicopter parts, the depot in
Norfolk, Va. is there to take care of the ship's needs
and Hill, Utah handles mostly medical items,"
Smart continued.
DDJF is broken down into several divisions, the
Stowage division which issues items on requisi-
tions, a Receiving division, Packaging, Quality
Control and a Transportation division that sends
material not only locally, but all over the world in
support of deployed Navy and Marine Corps units.
Currently, there are 165 people working at
DDJF, including one military member, nine perma-
nent employees and 155 temporary employees.
"Most of our permanent employees are retired mil-
itary and have been working here for more than 20
years. They know the business inside and out,"
said Lennie Wallace, deputy commander, who has
been working here for 28 years.
On an average day, the employees normally fill
1,000 requisitions, shipping items worldwide.
"Each day we handle thousands and thousands of
different pieces of material. One requisition alone
could ask for 100 different parts. We also process
about 500 receipts per day of items to be stored or
delivered directly to the customer," Smart said. "A
big part of our business is receiving and storing
broken parts that have come in from the fleet. It is
not always repaired right away so we store it here
until it is inducted for repair to support an imme-
diate operational need or the repaired part goes
back on our shelves for a future issue."
The depot is on call 24 hours a day to handle any
emergencies that may arise. "Our shipping division
worked New Year's Day to get some equipment
shipped for the Disease Vector Ecology and Control
Center to help the tsunami victims. We received
the material that morning, certified it for ship-


Twfik Abumishal, a pick, pack and stow worker at the
Defense Distribution Depot, carefully places foam in
a package to protect the item during shipment.


Material Handler Peter Welter packages a catapult
wire that will be shipped to USS Harry S. Truman.
ment, packaged it, .and by that afternoon we had
found a carrier and it was on its way," Smart stat-
ed.
When a requisition comes in and the parts are
located in one of the many warehouses here, it is
pulled, data is verified and the part is packaged
accordingly. "Packaging is extremely important.
One small avionics piece can cost many thousands
of dollars, so we have to invest the time and money
to ensure it doesn't get damaged during shipping
or storage. We also have two woodshops here and
seven woodworkers who spend their days building
crates to protect parts being shipped or stored.
They normally build 30-50 boxes each day. It's a
big part of our business," remarked Smart.
Once the material is ready for shipping, depot
personnel contact a shipping carrier depending on
the item and where it needs to go. If it's local,
DDJF will deliver the item including those to the
ships at NS Mayport. "The carriers deliver materi-
al to our warehouses at the Material Processing
Center and then we segregate the items by ship,
put them on pallets and get them out. They handle
about 5,000 packages to the ships each month and
about 10,000 to commands on the base there,"
Smart continued.
DDJF also has several employees embedded at
Naval Air Depot Jax to help unpack and pack
material. "It doesn't make sense to have a skilled
technician who is highly trained to fix avionics

See DEPOT, Page 7





JaxAir NeWS, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, January 27, 2005 7


Woodworker Jimmie Kohn uses a nails a new crate together that he built to protect an aircraft
tow bar during shipping. The Defense Distribution Depot maintains two woodworking shops
with seven workers who's primary job is to build crates of all different sizes and shapes.
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Ed Norman, a pick, packer and stow worker, uses a heat gun to seal a hose reel for shipment.


DEPOT: Picking, packing and shipping


From Page 6 ensure the shipments are sent out
quickly and precisely. All requisi-
equipment spend hours unpacking tions are required to be filled with-
c 1ionents. So we have specially in one day of receipt. That means
tra-ed people over there who will picking the parts, packing them
do this for them and then repack- and getting them out. For items
age items for shipping," said coming in, employees must also
Smart. get them processed into the com-
The depot is a customer driven puter and put on the shelves with-
organization measured by metrics. in one day so those items can be
Each day, the employees are made available to customers. "Last
required to meet. certain goals to year, our average was less than


one day, so we
are doing pret-


Distribution Process Worker Scott Lewis inventories aviation parts to ensure everything is
accounted for and logged in the computer in one of the warehouses.


ty good meeting
our goals," added Smart enthusi-
astically.
Currently DDJF is considered
an interim government organiza-
tion. But, everything will change
within the next few months when
a contractor takes over the daily
operations. "We were a contract
organization in 1999 for about 18


months before the contract was
terminated. The process to bring
in a new contractor has been ongo-
ing for about two years now and is
expected to be awarded this
March. A new contractor should be
taking over the operations here
May 1. I will continue to oversee
the daily operations and we'll keep
12 permanent employees to help
out. So, we've got some pretty big
organizational changes coming


this year," said Smart.
"Most people don't realize who
we are and what we do at NAS
Jax to support local operations
and the Navy and Marine Corps
team worldwide. However, we are
here to perform a very important
logistics mission and we continue
to stay focused and aggressive in
executing it to provide the best
possible support to our customers,"
concluded Smart.


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Woodworker Randy Narramore cuts a piece a wood to build a crate to ship an aircraft part.


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By Dr. Georgiana Miller
he typical American day can run
our bodies ragged. Life gets busy
and leaves little time to think about
the little things, like-drinking water.
Water plays a significant role in keeping
our bodies in the best possible condition
and we need to drink an adequate
amount. It is considered the most impor-
tant nutrient in our body because, in real-
ity, water makes up 70 percent of our
muscles and as much as 75 percent of our
brain. The only other thing our body
craves more is oxygen.
For many of us, the day begins with the
mad rush out of the house with a quick
cup of coffee on the way to work. We con-
tinue on with a full day of scheduled
events, trying to meet deadlines that give
us very little opportunity to take even
sips of water.
By the end of the day, we will have
burned off one percent of our body
weight. To put it simply, the loss can
equal up to 10 cups of water per day.
Where do these losses come from? Did
you know that we lose about two cups of
water a day along with the air we exhale?
The water that invisibly evaporates off
our skin on a daily basis easily makes
-another two cups. Then we must urinate
,to get rid of various waste products caus-
ing even more water loss to occur.
'Caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, colas) and
:alcohol both can contribute to excessive
water loss Replenishment is a must.
If we don't replenish this loss, our bod-
lies will react by directing our kidneys to
conserve water and as a result, we uri-
nate less. Normal urine color is light and
,clear. With dehydration, urine will be
darker, more amber in color.
Without adequate water intake, pro-.
gression of dehydration will manifest in
the following ways: diminished muscle
Endurance, dizziness, decreased work pro-
ductivity, drowsiness, irritability and poor
,concentration. At more significant losses
,the body will have trouble regulating
,body temperature.
What things can I look for as hints that
I am not getting enough water? Some
common signs and symptoms of dehydra-
tion include dry lips and mouth, an
increase in heart rate and breathing, drop
in blood pressure, a nagging headache,
low urine output, dizziness, fatigue, men-
tal irritation and depression.
-; The grim reality is that many deaths
from dehydration and heat related
injuries occur and they are 100 percent
preventable. So what can we do to prevent
dehydration? We should know what aver-


Satellite

pharmacy

now open

near NEX


By Loren Barnes
Saval Hospital Jacksonville
publicc Affairs
'Naval Hospital
Jacksonville's satellite
pharmacy at the
NEX/Commissary is open
for full service. The phar-
paacy fills new civilian gen-
Orated prescriptions in
addition to serving as the
Vefill pick-up site for all
refills.
, The hours of operation
are Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. 6 p.m.;
Saturday, 9 a.m. 3 p.m.;
Closed Sunday and all fed-
eral holidays. Patients
seen at the hospital should
still have their prescrip-
tions filled at the hospital
While patients seen in town
should go to the new phar-
macy for service.
- Prescriptions generated
by providers of BMC
Jacksonville are also
processed and dispensed at
the main hospital pharma-
cy. Shuttle services are
available for patients with-
out transportation between
BMC Jax and the main
hospital pharmacy.
, All medication refills can
Still be processed using the
pharmacy's automated
telephone refill system
(800) 628-7427 or online at
www.navalhospitaljax.
com.


age daily losses need to be replaced. The
current recommendations are to drink
eight glasses (one glass equals eight
ounces) of water a day.
Keep in mind that water-containing
foods (fruits 80 percent) may account for
three to four cups. Another approach that
is probably more accurate accounts for
the variability in our body weights. The
amount of water (in ounces) that should

be replaced daily is equal to our weight in
pounds divided by two.
For instance, a 150-pound male should
drink 75 ounces of water a day. Add about
12-16 oz. for hot/dry weather and another
additional 12-16 oz. of water for strenuous
physical work. When working outside in
the hot sun a good rule is to try to drink
some fluid every 20 minutes.
For those of us who perspire heavily,
replenishment of essential body salts such
as sodium, potassium, calcium bicarbon-
ate and phosphate becomes necessary.
Gatorade is a good solution for this. High
sodium content in sports drinks can actu-
ally encourage fluid
intake. For those of us who like to make
our own drinks, try this recipe out. Mix
one quart of water, 1/8 tsp. of salt, 1/3 cup
of sugar and ? cup of orange juice. If a
blender is handy, add a banana to replace
potassium.
As we approach the winter months and
the climate becomes cooler it becomes eas-
ier to ignore our body's needs for hydra-
tion. However, dehydration can impair
physiological function and core tempera-
ture control just as it would in dry/hot
weather. We don't have the heat to inten-
sify our thirst mechanism masking our
need to drink water. Because of this, we
have to be more aware and conscientious
about adequate water intake during the
winter months.
The best way to keep hydrated is to
keep water available. Have a water bottle
on your desk at work so when you pause
for a minute-drink. Carry a miniature
bottle with you when walking from one
workplace to another and sneak a drink
as you hop on the elevator.
Bring one with you in the car so when
you're stopped at a light you can drink up.
Have water with your meals and snacks.
Get the picture? Stay safe, stay healthy
by taking the time to drink water when-
ever you have a chance.
This is one in a series of healthcare related
articles to be published by the Department of
Family Practice Residency Training Program
at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. Dr. Georgiana
Miller is a physician in the Family Practice
Clinic.


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By Lt. j.g. Jeff Harper
VS-32 PAO
Over the holiday season, VS-32
participated in the second
annual Gingerbread Extrava-
ganza cooked up by the Rotary Club of
South Jacksonville. HabiJax and the
Ronald McDonald House received the
proceeds from the event which last
year totaled $40,000.
A Rotary Club member proposed the
idea in 2003 when he witnessed simi-
lar fundraisers in other communities.
The club's charity commenced the
drive for participation by seeking cor-
porate sponsorship ranging from $500
to $10,000. Individual participation,
including 20 companies in 2004, a


Photo courtesy of VS-32
Members of the VS-32 "Maulers" created this unique display made out of ginger-
bread as part of an effort to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House and
Habijax.


Rotary published cookbook and club
history, and public admission to the
display at the Radisson Riverwalk
Hotel composed the remainder of the
funds raised this year.
Four Sailors from VS-32 were instru-
mental in the squadron's award win-
ning participation: AECS Elizabeth
Speer, AT1 Jason Duncan, AE1
Gregory Overton, and CSSN Eric
Soliz. The group built a "Mauler" S-3B
Viking aircraft and placed it on the
catapult of a carrier flight deck. The
scene was complete with appropriately


colored gingerbread troubleshooters
and a candy cane tailhook.
The competition criteria stated that
the display must be 90 percent edible.
Squadron members made the aircraft
and flight deck out of gingerbread and
added details with assorted candies
and icing. The Rotary Club judges
awarded the squadron display "Most
Patriotic." The galley at the NAS
Jacksonville Naval Hospital received
the aircraft and carrier for holiday dis-
play upon conclusion of the fundrais-
ing event.


NavHosp Jacksonville Diabetic, Arthritis Class dates announced


From Naval Hospital
Jacksonville Public Affairs
Diabetic classes are
available for eligible.
beneficiaries through
the Health Education De-
partment. Primary Care
Manager referral is re-
quired. Diabetic Standard
Classes cover the basics of
diabetes, what it is, how it
affects body, how it can be
controlled, etc.
Dates for the Spring 2005
Diabetic Standard Classes, to
be held in the hospital's
Internal Medicine Clinic, are:
Feb. 9, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
Feb. 23, 3-5 p.m.
March 9, 9:15 11:15 a.m.
March 22, 1-3 p.m.
The hospital is also offer-
ing a new Arthritis Self-
Help Course. This class is


designed to help you learn
and practice the different
skills needed to build your
own individualized self-
management program, and
gain the confidence to carry
out that program.
It complements the pro-
fessional services of your
health-care team, with
trained volunteers, many
with fibromi-yalgia, leading
the courses.
It teaches the latest pain
management techniques,
covering management of
fatigue and stress, purposes
and effective use of medica-
tions, the emotional effects
of arthritis, and the impor-
tance of nutrition in arthri-
tis management and it
involves the family.
Classes scheduled for the
main building's second deck


conference room are set for
the following dates:
Jan. 26, 1 p.m.
Feb. 9,16 and 23, 1 p.m.
Another class set for the


hospital's family Practice
Conference Room is:
Feb. 2 at 1 p.m.
Call 542-7300 for informa-
tion on any of these classes.


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Assistance is needed prior to
the event with ticket sales, office
support and during the event,
tagging ducks. Contact Kristal
Schader at 398-0537, Ext. 307.

HabiJax opportunities
HabiJax is always looking for
volunteers for various construc-
tion projects. For more informa-
tion, call Bonnie Golden at 798-
4529, Ext. 253. The HabiJax
Home Store also needs help
coordinating donated materials
and furniture. Call 722-0737.

Habitat for Clay County
Clay County Habitat for
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a concession stand at the
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial
Arena for upcoming concerts
once or twice a month.
Volunteers are also needed to
run a concession stand at Alltel
Stadium for this seasons Jaguar
home games. For more informa-
tion, please call Kathy Cayton at
272-9489 or 254-4971.

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Volunteer to assist this organ-
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care, specialty triage, preventive
health education and mental
heath care to employed individ-
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guideline and are without med-
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Volunteers are needed in both
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CFC exceeds goal for


2004 drive


From CNRSE

he solicitation period
for the 2004 Com-
bined Federal Cam-
paign (CFC) has officially
ended. As of Jan. 21, contri-
butions from NAS Jackson-
ville, NS Mayport and NSB
Kings Bay, Ga. have result-
ed in $2,409,002 raised -
achieving 115 percent of the
Region's goal of $2,079,428.
We came a long way in
this year's campaign and I
congratulate everyone on
their hard work during
these past few months. I am
certain that all of the chari-
ties in our 2004 brochure
are proud of what you have
accomplished.
CFC is about people help-
ing people. And, we can
help them. We can raise
awareness of all the posi-
tive things CFC organiza-
tions do for our families,
friends and community, and
we can ensure that every
Sailor, Marine and civilian
member of your command
is given the opportunity to
help others in need.
Commands should make
every effort to turn in
pledge forms as soon as pos-
sible so we can complete
this successful fund drive.


CFC Drive 2004 Final Report


Station
NAS Jax Overall
Admin
AIMD
Air Ops
Aviation
Support Depot
Aviation Survival


Goal Contributions %
$612,341 $628,644
$5,120 $1,166
$18,000 $12,619
$5,656 $3,420


$2,000 $1,723


Training Center $1,000
CV-TSC $1,044
Chapel $2,500
CNATTU $6,940
COMHSWINGLANT $5,500
COMNAVREG SE $25,610
COMPATRECWING 11 $9,000
COMSEACONWINGLANT $3,000
CBU 410 $1,500
Defense
Distribution Depot $2,000
DRMO $1,727
Dental $2,286
DVECC $2,009
Drug Screening Lab $4,574
Facilities Team
Southeast $16,404
FFSC $2,363
FASOTRAGRULANT $3,830
FISC $8,500
FACSFAC $6,390
HSO $6,419
HS-3 $7,000
HS-5 $7,000
HS-7 $7,000
HS-11 $7,000


$2,742
$390
$1,610
$6,852
$3,810
$29,218
$9,320
$2,933
$1,842

$970
$794
$2,237
$6,261
$3,735

$21,800
$442
$3,577
$16,953
$3,364
$6,670
$3,268
$2,357
$1,479
$7,441


of Goal


Station


Goal (


102 HS-15 $7,000
23 HS-75 $2,100
70 Military Entrance
60 Proc. Station $1,194
Mobile Inshore Underwater
86 Warfare $480
MWR $8,853
274 NATEC $1,041
37 NAVAIR 1.0
64 Program Mgmt. $3,551
99 NAVAIR 3.0
69 Logistics Group $14,90E
114 NAVAIR 4.0
104 R & E Group $22,575
98 NAVAIR 6.0
122 10 Group $139,71
NAVAIR 7.0
49 CO Group. $18,002
97 NAVAIR 10.0
312 Comptroller Group $3,139
82 NAVAIR 11.0
Counsel Group $874
132 NAVAIR
19 Fundraisers
93 Naval & Marine
199 Corps Reserve $1,419
52 Naval Air Reserve $3,685
104 Naval Brig $1,075
46 Naval Computer
34 & Telecom $4,955
21 Naval Hospital $71,080
106 NLSO $3,040


Contributions %
$5,468
$1,818


$1,604

$0
$4,953
$749


$7,657

B $17,829

5 $30,971

11 $164,999

2 $18,067


$3,147

$2,352

$2,551

$805
$3,853
$1,088

$6,659
$56,538
$480


)


of Goal


Station


78 Naval Reserve
87 Readiness Cmd. SE $3,539
Naval Reserve
134 Recruiting Command $1,142
NAVLANT MET
0 OC DET $2,780
56 Navy Exchange $4,138
71 Personnel Support
Detachment $3,928
215 Safety Office $642
Sea Control
120 Weapons School $1,000
Security $3,000
137 Southeast Regional
Cal. Center $2,466
118 SPAWAR $5,142
Supply $7,858
1 TPU $2,500
U.S. Customs
Surv-Branch East $6,874
VP-5 $11,500
VP-30 $30,00(
VP-45 $11,500
VP-62 $ 2,000
57 VR-58 $ 3,000
105 VS-22 $7,500
101 VS-24 $7,500
VS-30 $7,500
134 VS-31 $7,500
79 VS-32 $7,500
15 Weapons $3.200


Goal Contributions % of Goal


$3,955

$979

$3,946
$3,593

$1,833
$335

$600
$3,111

$2,772
$5,117
$8,088
$2,737

$6,450
$11,421
$26,451
$9,226
$3,952
$397
$2,498
$8,946
$11,215
$10,690
$4,956
$6,122


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Preparedness for parents:




What if something happens to me?


By Kelli Kirwan
LIFELines.navy.mil
LIFELines.usmc.mil
In these days of in-
creased operation tem-
po and multiple
deploy-ments, chances are
your active-duty Sailor or
Marine is off training,
pulling duty, or deployed,
leaving you as the on-duty
parent.
Have you thought about
what would happen to your
children if you had an
emergency? What if you
break your leg falling off a
ladder, are involved in a
serious car accident, have
an unexpected medical
condition, such as a heart
attack, or an expected
medical condition, such as
the birth of a new baby?
Even super moms and
dads are subject to illness,
accident, or even death. If
you fall ill or become
unable to communicate or
take care of your children,
who will?
Both new parents and
those who have more expe-
rience under their belts
often overlook the need to
prepare for emergencies.
Military families have a
difficult challenge prepar-
ing for emergencies. Our
civilian friends too, should
have an emergency child-
Ware plan.
However, they are much
more likely to live near
family members and stay
in one area where they can
build up a long-term net-
work of friends.
How many of us live at
least 500 miles or more
from our families?
Combine that with fre-
quent moves for your fami-
ly and your close friends,
and you find you constant-


ly have to work to main-
tain a support network.
Taking time to think
about who would be able
and willing to help you can
alleviate turmoil and trau-
ma for your family. But if
you do not make plans or
preparations ahead of
time, then you leave that
decision in someone else's
hands.
Crisis time. When the
unexpected does happen,
you may have enough time
and resources to find tem-
porary care for your chil-
dren. In some areas, such
as San Diego, California,
and Norfolk, Virginia, child
crisis centers are available
to assist children seven
days a week, 24 hours a
day.
This might be an option
if you are temporarily
unable to care for your
children, but it's not the
best one. Even if the crisis
center is safe and inviting
and the staff is friendly
and capable, your children
would be with strangers in
unfamiliar surroundings at
a time of stress in the fam-
ily.
If you are hospitalized
and unable to make
arrangements yourself, it
is possible, that Child
Protective Services (CPS)
will step in and place your
children in temporary fos-
ter care until other ar-
rangements can be made.
This is, of course, the ab-
solute last alternative that
anyone wants to see hap-
pen.
An unexpected emer-
gency doesn't have to
throw your family into tur-
moil. With just a little
thought and effort, you can
develop a plan for your
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ty and comfort in the event
of an emergency.
1. Make a plan
Talk with your spouse
about who would be able
and willing to take care of
your children at a
moment's notice.
You might want to iden-
tify someone who could
take them for one or two
days, and someone who
could take them for an
indefinite period. Then,
talk with the people you've
chosen and make sure they
agree to help out.
Write down the names,
addresses and telephone
numbers of these people,
along with other important
information about them,
such as work schedules,
relationship to your family,
or any known limitations.
Type out a letter of con-
sent naming your emer-
gency guardians, with con-
tact information, and have
it notarized. Most Marine
Corps or Navy legal offices
on base have a notary pub-
lic available to you.
It would also be helpful
to have a family informa-
tion sheet available.
Provide information such
as: doctors, schools your
children attend, their
schedules, times they are
released, after-school care
arrangements, medications
and special needs your
children might have, as
well as relatives who
might need to know where
your children are.
Make copies of your plan
and give it to your emer-
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friends, family, employer,
and possibly your spouse's
command (some commands
keep this information on
hand.)
Leave a copy at home in
an easy-to-find place. And
don't forget to update the
plan regularly.
2. Leave instructions at
your children's schools
and day care
Always give complete
and current emergency
information at your chil-
dren's schools and day
cares on who can pick up
your children.
Listing your neighbor as
an emergency contact in
your child's records is
great for an unexpected
short-term emergency, but
not for long-term care.
Give the name and con-
tact information for a fami-
ly member or friend who
would be a long-term care-
giver for your child.
3. Know your neighbors
Build a network of
friends and support upon
arriving at a new duty sta-
tion. You will be able to
quickly assess whom you
can turn to for assistance.
One of the most impor-
tant steps is to be active!
By becoming involved in
organizations and activi-
ties, you start making ties
to others in your area.
There are people out
there who would be more
than willing to help you in
a time of crisis simply
because they want to, not
because you have no one


else to turn to.
Activities for your chil-
dren, your family and you
are abundant. The oppor-
tunity to expand your per-
sonal support system is
waiting for you to take the
first step.
Youth sports, Girl Scouts,
and Boy Scouts, churches
or religious organizations,
spouse groups or play-
groups are good places to
make family friends.
If there is no playgroup
near you, perhaps you can
begin one in your neigh-
borhood. Being proactive is
the key.
4. Use your resources
Be familiar with your
Ombudsman or Key Volun-
teer. Knowing what assis-
tance is available through
your command will help
you determine where to go
for help and information.
It is also important that
the command knows you.
Often times, help and


resources are closer than
you realize, but they go
unused because the com-
mand is unaware of your
family's needs.
Using resources that are
already available to you
can help you and your
spouse make more
informed decisions.
The Navy's Fleet and
Family Support Centers or
Marine Corps Community
Services can be good places
to start.
We can't expect to rely or
impose on others because
we didn't take time to plan
or prepare for the unex-
pected.
We can, however, sleep
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Off-duty education in abundance on base


By Perry Lockhart
LIFELines.navy.mil
LIFELines.usmc.mil
ne of the roads to self-improve-
ment is through education. The
Navy and Marine Corps offer a
variety of off duty educational oppor-
tunities including GED, vocational and
certificate programs, college degrees,
professional military education (PME),
tuition assistance, on-duty and off-
duty programs, ACT, SAT, GRE, and
distance learning.
Self-improvement and pursuit of
professional growth are two ideal
traits of today's service member. For
today's military to succeed, personnel
need to be smarter, technically orient-
ed, well rounded, and motivated to
take time from their enormously busy
work requirements to pursue personal
and professional development.
One of the best ways to grow, both
personally and professionally, is
through education. Because the mili-
tary hierarchy understands this, it
devotes great effort, time, and money
to provide responsive, timely, and com-
prehensive education opportunities for
service members through off-duty pro-
grams.
In fact, military education programs
have been on the cutting edge of inno-
vation for many years, especially in
distance learning programs, according
to Susan Robinson, vice president and
director of the Center for Adult
A- )uing and Educational Credentials
a the American Council on Education
in Washington, D.C.
Whether you're interested in a high
school diploma, undergraduate or
graduate college degree, vocational
training, professional military educa-
tion (PME), or a certificate program, as
a Sailor or Marine you can participate
in all of these programs when you're
off-duty and several of these pro-
grams are authorized for on-duty par-
ticipation, such as the general equiva-
lency degree (GED) for non-high school
graduates who are currently in the
service.
The first place to start any education
pursuit should be the Navy college
office or Marine Corps base education
center. Online, the Department of
Defense Voluntary Education Program
gives you references, extensive links,
and breaking news about education
programs for Sailors and Marines.
Staff members at the on-base educa-
tion center can show you what kind of
assistance you can get and how to pay
for your education, and they can pro-
vide access to admissions tests such as
the ACT, SAT, and GRE.


High School Diploma
and GED Programs
If you're a Sailor or Marine who has
not received a high school diploma,
you're eligible for programs to obtain
your diploma or its equivalent. The
entire cost for this program will be
paid by the military, including instruc-
tion, proficiency testing, and creden-
tialing. The base education center can
provide enrollment information, test-
ing, and class schedules.
On-site College Degree Programs
Navy and Marine Corps installations
offer a wide array of college-level
instruction. College education pro-
grams are offered through accredited
universities and colleges of both local
and national stature that have part-
nered with the military. They offer
instruction leading to associate's, bach-
elor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.
The programs are conducted at col-
lege satellite classrooms on base, usu-
ally in the evenings and on weekends.
The instructors are employees of the
organization for whom they teach.
Many of these programs are offered on
an accelerated status your course-
work is compressed into shorter peri-
ods than traditional schedules at a
typical college or university.
Most of these on-base institutions
have representatives in the base edu-
cation center to answer your ques-
tions, provide admission and tuition
requirements, and assist you with
other needs.
When you're at sea, the Navy con-
ducts the Navy College Program for
Afloat College Education (NCPACE),
which offers courses in basic academic
skills and by regionally accredited uni-
versities and colleges offering under-
graduate and graduate-level courses.
Instruction is provided by a contracted
on-board teacher and through distance
learning, such as through the Internet
and by CD-ROM and videotape.
Courses range from Anthropology and
Art History through Law Enforcement
and Management to World Geography
and Writing, with plenty of technical
and scientific courses as well.
Apprenticeship Programs
If you don't want to pursue a college
degree, on-base vocational certificate
and education programs might be an
excellent alternative. Many local col-
leges offer on-site vo-tech programs
,that provide apprenticeship certifica-
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Another apprenticeship program is
the United Services Military
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joint service program with agreements.
between the Navy, Marine Corps,
Coast Guard, and Department of
Labor. USMAP allows registered certi-
fication of a service member's military


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The explosion of the Internet, acces-
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Age programs have greatly expanded
the opportunities for off-duty educa-
tion right on base.
The Marine Corps Satellite
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Japan. Currently, it offers an Associate
of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies
and Associate of Scienrce degrees in
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Military Academic Skills Program
(MASP). By delivering MASP via
MCSEN, the Marine Corps provides
continuity and structure to learning
basic skills, and makes basic academic
skills more accessible to Marines
worldwide.
Navy College Rating Partner Schools
The Navy has developed partner-
ships with colleges and universities to
offer rating-related degrees via dis-
tance learning to enlisted Sailors.
Through the program, Sailors can earn
associate's and bachelor's degrees
related to their rating, while making
maximum use of military professional
training and experience to fulfill
degree requirements. Courses are
offered through various technologies,
such as CD-ROM, videotape, paper, or
over the Internet.
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Did you know you could get college credit for your
military experience and training? The SMART
transcript, from the Navy College Program,
translates military experience and schools into an aca-
demic record accept-
able to colleges and
universities.
For decades the
Navy and Marine
Corps have recog-
nized the benefits of a
more educated Fleet
and Corps. As a result,
the Department of the
Navy has been im-
proving education-
al opportunities
for Sailors and
Marines. In today's
military, more serv-
ice members than ever
before are pursuing col-
lege degrees and technical
certifications.
One of the Department
improvements is the Sailor! l
Marine American Council on
Education Registry Transcript
(SMART) which is now available online through the
Navy College Program.
SMART Transcripts translates military experience
and schools into an academic record acceptable to col-
leges and universities for college credit. They also take
the guess work out of which degree plan a Sailor or
Marine is closest to obtaining.
When service members begin to think of careers out-
side of the military, SMART Transcripts can be used to
develop an academic plan that will support a potential
career field. And, if a complete career change is desired,
SMART Transcripts will give service members some
idea of how much additional schooling will be necessary.
SMART Transcripts can help Sailors and Marines ver-
ify their military experience, prepare resumes, and will
eventually replace the DD295, the Application for
Evaluation of Learning Experiences during Military
Service. Using the SMART Transcript will also make
military members more marketable in the civilian
world, particularly with companies that prefer hiring
Sailors and Marines because of their service experience.
A look at SMART Transcripts may be just the encour-
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Q & A with outgoing

By Miriam Gallet B "
Editor .


EDITOR'S NOTE: Shortly
before his departure, I inter-
viewed Galen Carver, CNRSE
executive director to delve into
the world of an executive.

Q: How do you feel
about your promotion?
What is an SES position?
A: I feel honored and priv-
ileged to be given the oppor-
tunity. I'm excited about the
new challenges and learning
a lot about public health.
The senior executive serv-
ice or SES, is comprised of
the men and women
charged with leading the
continuing transformation
of government.
The keystone of the Civil
Service Reform Act of 1978,
the SES was designed to be
a corps of executives select-
ed for their leadership qual-
ifications.
Members of the SES
(about 6,800 career, non-
career and limited
appointees) serve in the key
positions just below the top
presidential appointees.
SES members are the major
link between these
appointees and the rest of
the federal work force. They
operate and oversee nearly
every government activity
in approximately 75 federal
agencies.
Q: What is the name of
the organization you will
be working for?
A: Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention,
Atlanta, Ga.
Q: What will be your job
title and responsibility?
A: Chief management offi-
cial for the Coordinating
Center for Terrorism
Preparedness and
Emergency Response.
Q: What do you think
will be your biggest chal-
lenge?
A: After nearly 23 years of
civil service with the Navy, I
will have to learn new
methods of doing business
within the government
framework.
I will be in a non-DoD
organization for the first
time professionally and I
will be in the area of public
health. So combining all of
these dynamics will be very
challenging, but I'm up for it
and ready to succeed,
Q: How were you select-
ed?
A: I applied for the open-
ing last August. After CDC's
initial screening, I was
invited to Atlanta for a
series of three interviews
and to Washington, DC for
another interview, all in one
month.
These interviews were
used to narrow the field of
applicants each time until
the final selection was made
in late October.
Q: How did you come to
be the CNRSE executive
director? What were you
doing before this job?
A: Prior to becoming the
CNRSE executive director, I
was the business manager
for the Public Works Center
Jax. Rear Adm. Jan Gaudio,
former CNRSE, selected me
for the executive director's
job in January 2002 after
interviews before a screen-
ing panel were completed.
Q: Looking back at your
time here at CNRSE,
what do you think were
your top accomplish-
ment(s)? And your big-
gest disappointmentss?
A: My top accomplishment
was bringing some of the
independent parts of the
organization into a team
environment.
Bringing innovative
strategic planning and busi-
ness focus into the Region
with tie-ins to big Navy
directives and goals was
also very gratifying.
Also, having minimal
civilian personnel griev-
ances and complaints.


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Employing new business
practices that received
recognition from higher
authorities. I was happy to
be a part of all of these ini-
tiatives and I believe they
helped make a difference in
our region.
And the biggest disap-
pointment was not seeing
the second round of
Regional consolidations pro-
ceed as we initially thought
would happen.
A lot of us thought more
installations would be reas-
signed to us and along with
them, more staffing to
accommodate the increased
workload. Another disap-
pointment was the impact
to our organization due to
the changing role of the
shore installation command-
ing officers.
What I mean by that is we
went through a tough year
wherein a lot of command
and control was taken away
from our commanding offi-
cers since the focus was
placed on program manage-
ment. I think this damaged
a lot of ground we had made
up during our first years of
regionalization and we are
paying for it right now.
Q: What changes have
you seen since arriving at
CNRSE?
A: The region has always
focused on supporting the
warfighter at the right cost.
I've seen a shift in focus
that has really concentrated
on costs and sometimes
when this happens, the mis-
sion tends to get marginal-
ized.
We have placed a lot of
emphasis on consolidation
and downsizing and this has
consumed our time. This fol-
lows the direction from
DoD, SecNav and CNO, so
we are proud of our direc-
tion and contributions. With
this intense focus, I've seen
the change in our staff hav-
ing more insensitivity to the
Installations' Missions.
Q: What is CNRSE
labor/ employment out-
look given that BRAC
2005 is now a reality?
A: We won't know the
BRAC impacts, if any, until
this spring. I can tell you I
have been concerned about
our staffing levels for over a
year now. A year ago, I ran
the numbers several times
looking into FY05 and
FY06.
Unless more labor funds
become available, we will
have to request authority to
run a reduction-in-force. We
have completed three VSIP-
VERAs since last March
and we have done every-
thing possible to minimize
adverse impact for our
workforce.
We have performed case-
by-case hiring when vacan-
cies occur and we have held
the line on several vacancies
to prepare for the out years.
Q: What advice do you
have for civilian employ-
ees charting a career


roadmap?
A: Be flexible in assign-
ments and don't get yourself
trapped into a specialized
area that is limited in
future advancement.
Volunteer for special proj-
ects and assignments. Be
mobile, if you can, family
comes first, but if you have
the opportunity to travel for
new or different opportuni-
ties, one should entertain
doing so.
Take advantage of every
training opportunity, devel-
opmental program, after
hours training that is avail-
able. And of course, formal
education opens so many
doors, so get as much of it as
you can.
Over the long haul, all of
these accomplishments will
enhance you as a person
and they make you a much
more valuable and mar-
ketable employee.
Q: Can someone who is
not an executive director
become one? How?
A: Absolutely, that's our
system. There are so many
opportunities out there for
civil servants to learn, expe-
rience and advance. All of
the advice I provided in the
last question paves the way
for civil servants to grow
and earn new responsibili-
ties.
An executive director
needs to have broad experi-
ence, yet enough specialized
experience to know the
game and set the parame-
ters for other leaders and
managers.
A combination of experi-
ence, formal education,
mentoring and executive
development is a good
recipe for an executive
director.
Q: What would you do
different if given a sec-
ond chance time?
A: Nothing. I've enjoyed
my ride with the Navy. I've
learned from my mistakes,
chalked them up to experi-
ence and I understand that
we all continue to learn as
we mature.
I like what I've done! I've
worked with multi-cultural
workforces overseas, worked
in beautiful places here in
the states and abroad and
I've met some terrific people
along the way. It has been
wonderful!
Q: What's in store for
CNRSE? Are you opti-
mistic about its future?
A: There is a lot of hard
work in front of CNRSE,
just like all Navy com-
mands. There is extreme
pressure to reduce infra-
structure costs and use the
savings to recapitalize the
fleet. CNRSE is going to see
more direction to consoli-
date and downsize. I am
optimistic about the future
because of the strategic
installations that report to
CNRSE.
As long as our people
understand the mindset and
the direction from Navy


region ex
leadership, it will be easier
for them to cope and to meet
our mission of enabling
warfighter readiness. Re-
sources will continue to be
squeezed.
Q: Where do you see the
Region in five years?
A: One of maybe five
Regions in CONUS. A lean-
er HQ staff with more of a
"contract management"
function than today, that
leverages work through
both an in-sourced and an
out-sourced workforce.
More budget control will
reside in Washington, DC
and Installations will func-
tion more in Joint missions
than we know today.
Q: How do you think
BRAC 05 will affect the
military transformation
that has become the hall-
mark of this administra-
tion?
A: I believe we will see
more joint operations, com-
bined missions across the
services and more consolida-
tion of support services to
the armed forces.
With the out year budget
forecasts, I believe DoD will
be forced into making these
decisions in the very near
term. Transformation will
happen as a result of fund-
ing reductions and the
interdependence of the serv-
ices on each other in the
future.
Q: Do great executives
like their jobs?
A: You would have to ask
one. I assume, most do .
smile.
Q: Some experts feel
that big executives have
a set of similar character
and personality qualities
.as well as adherence to a
common culture. Do you
think this is true?
A: No I don't. I think sen-
ior leaders are as unique as
their DNA. I attribute this
to their heritage, environ-
ment growing up, education
level, social influences and
their general interests.
Combine all of these with
the agenda they bring to the
company and one gets to


ecutive director


observe a unique leader
every time. Although a good
executive will bring his/her
personality with them to a
new job, their character is
independent from the previ-
ous leader.
Q: How would you
describe your character
and personality?
A: I like to work hard and
I like to play hard.
Q: Who are your top
three big executives of the
20th/21st Century?
A: Michael Dell, George
Steinbrenner, and Robert
Rubin.
Q: What will you miss
the most about CNRSE
and the Jax area?
A: First, I will definitely
miss the people in the


Region. They have been very
supportive, loyal and fun to
work with. There hasn't
been a single project or
directive that I've lead that
they haven't supported.
They have been great and
I know the region will suc-
ceed since they always rise
to the occasion to get the job
done smartly. I will miss my
assistant, Rocky, she is the
best!
As for Jacksonville, my
wife and I will always
remember our eight years in
Jax as eight of the best
years of our lives.
This community is warm
and close knit. We will be
coming back periodically to
see friends and enjoy the
area.


CARVER: Lauded at luncheon


From Page 1

that today's global chal-
lenges are not the same as
two years ago. And,
addressing staffing require-
ments from that perspec-
tive is no easy task."
It's that type of mentality
and genuine concern for his
fellow man that earned him
all sorts of accolades during
his farewell luncheon held
at NAS Jacksonville last
Thursday.
CNRSE Rear Adm.
Annette E. Brown said,
"Galen has been an excel-
lent executive director,
leader and tutor and I con-
gratulate his selection to
the ranks of SES. When
Galen assumed his post
three years ago, the Navy
had undertaken compre-
hensive change to meet the
needs of the future. He was
faced with reorganizing and
aligning the under the
CNO's vision for the 21st
century, which was an enor-
mous task."
"However, his innovative
thinking in the develop-
ment and deployment of
business solutions pio-
neered strategic thinking in
our region and positively


championed the warfight-
er's mission. Galen's tacti-
cal and forward-thinking
skills gave way for execu-
tion," she added.
Brown went on to explain
how Carver's vision had
assisted the region with the
integration of new pro-
grams.
"Last year, we witnessed
the acceleration of pm-k
grams such as Sea Po
21 and Fleet Response
Plan, and most recently, the
Human Capital Strategy.
His agility to grasp and dis-
sect new concepts enabled
the region to adequately
address these initiatives,
placing us in a leadership
role. The results of his con-
tribution positively impact-
ed our region and have
been noted by the Navy
leadership in Washington,"
she said.
Brown also presented
Carver with the prestigious
Navy Superior Service
Award on behalf of Com-
mander, Navy Installations
Command Rear Adm.
Christopher Weaver and
read a personal message

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Riverfront Festival (four concerts/fair) Feb. 3-6, $50
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purchase deadline approaching.


Sailing classes now being offered
Earn you Skipper B certification and rent from any
MWR facility worldwide.
Cost is $150 / session (50 percent savings)
Five sessions offered April November.
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February Lunch Bingo Specials
Monday Thursday
Buy one card, get one free.
The first part pays $50.
Evening Bingo
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday


Enjoy 350 wing specials every
Wednesday and Friday 4-10 p.m.
Wednesday night Karaoke 7 p.m. to closing
Friday Night Dance Party 8 p.m. to closing
Super Bowl Party Feb. 6, 5 p.m. end of game



Tickets are $5 for complete football food buffet.
Enjoy 35 wing specials every Wednesday and Friday.
4- 10 p.m.
Super Bowl Party Feb. 6, 5 p.m. end of game
Tickets are $5 for complete football food buffet.


Ping Pong Tournament Feb. 3, 7 p.m.
Active duty only


Reef and Beef Buffet Feb. 4
Cost is $17 all you can eat buffet dinner at the O'Club.
Reservations recommended, call 542-3041.
T-Bar Social Hours Monday Friday, 3-7 p.m.


Indoor pool now offering swim lessons.
All ages and levels
Call 542-2930 for available classes.


CARVER: Outgoing regional executive director receives accolades at luncheon
truly mate n tour a nate t wo-9 1 -w n- vr


| From Page 12
from him. "This is both sad
and great news," the mes-
sage read. "Galen has been
there since before regional
consolidation and is one of
the regional "true believ-
ers."
We will miss him both per-
sonally as well as profes-
sionally. So much of our
progress enterprise-wide is
attributed to Galen's vision
and leadership, but also to
his positive and enthusias-
tic outlook," the message
continued.
Carver has been in Navy
federal civil service for
more than two decades and
has served as CNRSE exec-
utive director since
February 2002.
He began his federal


service career in 1982 as a
Naval Facilities Engin-
eering Command (NAV-
FAC) Professional Devel-
opment Center intern.
His career has spanned
various overseas and shore
assignments, including
NAVFAC Southern Div-
ision and the Western
Pacific, before being pro-
moted to director of main-
tenance planning and spe-
cialized inspections at
PWC Pensacola.
In 1988, his NAVFAC
corporate moves started
with tours as director of
utilities engineering and
management at PWC Subic
Bay, Philippines, PWC
Pensa-cola and PWC Pearl
Harbor, Hawaii.
He was temporarily pro-


moted to utilities depart-
ment head at PWC Pearl
Harbor before receiving a
permanent promotion to
utilities department head
at PWC San Diego.
In 1994, he was promoted
to business manager at
PWC Yokosuka, Japan
where he worked until his
move to Jacksonville in
1997. Carver was the busi-
ness manager at PWC
Jacksonville from 1997
until February 2002.
Carver, a native of
Brookings, S.D., graduated
from Brookings High
School in 1977. He earned
a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Civil
Engineering from South
Dakota State University in
1982 and a Master's


Degree in Management
from Troy State University
in 1983.
For Carver, it's the quali-
ty of people, both Sailors
and civilians, he's been
able to work with that's


truly made his tour as
executive director reward-
ing.
"I got the promotion, but
it's the people around me
that made it happen," he
said. "I've been very fortu-


nate to work withn very
innovative and high-caliber
folks here and through out
my career. I'm going to
miss the Navy, the regional
folks and those in Norfolk
and D.C.," he concluded.


From Page 1
Navy had an excellent
welding program and that's
what I wanted to do," he
said.
-, After boot camp in Great
Lakes, Ill., Green complet-
ed Hull Maintenance Tech-
nician "A" and "0" becom-
ing a nuclear power plants
components welder. His
first tour was aboard USS
Hunley (AS 31) in Holy.
Loch, Scotland. In 1984, he
transferred to USS.
Canopus (AS 34) home-
ported at NSB Kings Bay,
Ga. where he worked on
submarines until 1987.
He then attended
Instructor "A" School and
-Heat Treatment Metals
school before reporting to
Naval Submarine School in
:Grotonh, "Ct 'to teach weld-
'ine. While there, Green
' A. promoted to chief
pey officer.
' In 1990, Green reported
Uo USS Essex (LHD 2),
homeported in San Diego,
'Calif. as part of the pre-
commissioning and com-
:itissioning crew. "We were
'designed to transit the
:Panama Canal and were
:the first LHD to demon-
strate that ability. After
.our first cruise, I wanted to
:stay on sea duty there, but
-the Navy sent me back to
Groton for another tour,"
'Green stated.
From 1995-98, Green
worked at Naval Sub-
;marine Support Facility in
Groton, where he was pro-
'moted to master chief. In
:1998,' he was selected for
-the Command Master
:Chief program.
Green's first tour as a
.command master chief was
,on board USS Moosebrug-
:ger (DD 980) at NS May-
Iport where he completed
,two deployments before
-decommissioning the ship.
: "In 2000, I transferred to
,Naval Hospital Charles-.
'.ton, but two years later I
terminated my shore duty.
went to 'USS Estdcin


(FFG' 15), bbut it was only
for six months, and then
we transitioned her to the
Turkish Navy. My next
tour was on board USS
Philippine Sea where we
just completed a deploy-
ment," Green added.
Although he was only
aboard USS Estocin a
short time, this is his fifth
assignment as a command
master chief.
"I've been quite a few
places and done a lot in the
Navy. I've done this on a
much smaller scale, but
never in a command this
big. This will probably be
one of the biggest chal-
lenges of my career," Green
commented.
"I want our Sailors here
to know that I always have
an. open door policy; and
that I understand why we
are here, which is to sup-
port the. sea-going Sailors.
At this point Green says
he is still getting acquaint-
ed with new environment.
"There are lots of projects
going on here. My plan at
the bare minimum is to
maintain, the standards
that are already in place
here. I have to figure out


where the focuses need to
be and where the future of
the base is going,"
remarked Green.
Green also says lots of
changes are happening
within the Navy.
"The Chief of Naval
Operations moves pretty
fast implementing changes
for improving the Navy.
The Navy is getting much
smaller and the Sailors
must continue to be flexi-
ble. We will be taking on
more responsibilities and
keeping on top of all the
new programs, especially
those affecting Sailor's
careers, continues to be
important," Green explain-
ed. "This is going to be a
great and interesting tour
of duty."
As for his free time,
Green enjoys spending
time with his two sons,
Charles, 11 and Christon,
9.
"I also just found out
there is a skeet range here
so I'd like to get back into
that. One thing I don't do
is play golf, but I probably
will when I leave here," he
said smiling.


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14 Jal Air NeWS, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, January 27, 2005


Basketball court closure
The base basketball court is closed
through Feb. 14 for installation of heat and
air conditioning. Basketball leagues will
resume after work is completed.
Soccer season to start soon
A Captain's Cup Soccer meeting will be
held. Feb. 2 in Building 850, across from
Hangar 1000 at 11:30 a.m. The league is
open to all NAS Jax active duty commands
and personnel. We will discuss rules and
distribute the required paperwork to join
league. The season will begin in March.
Command athletic officer's or their designat-
ed representative and all interested person-
nel should attend the meeting.
Softball meetings slated
Spring softball meetings will be held Feb.
16 for the following leagues at the following
times:
11:30 a.m. Greybeard (ages 30 and up)
Noon Intramurals
12:30 p.m. Women (active duty, depend-
ents over 18, DoD, retirees and reservists)


The meetings will be held in Building 850,
across from Hangar 1000. Captain's Cup
points will be awarded for a command rep-
resentative attending the meetingss.
An open league softball meeting is
planned for Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. at Mulligans.
This league is open to active duty,
dependents over 18, DoD, retirees and
reservists. We will discuss rules and distrib-
ute the required paperwork to join league.
The softball season will begin in March.
Officials and scorekeepers
needed
The North Florida Military Officials
Association is looking for individuals to offi-
ciate soccer, softball, football, and volleyball
at NAS Jax. Scorekeepers also needed for
basketball. Experience not required. If
interested, contact Jesse Beach at 771-
1333.
Navy Southeast Regional
Running and Triathlon Team
Represent U.S. Navy in 5k, 10k,


14 Jill mr NEWS, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, January 27, 2005


__________COMMUN'l' ~ I TY [ICI hI D' iJl


The Navy Wives Clubs of
America, NWCA Jax No. 86
meets the first Wednesday of
each month. Meetings are held
in Building 612 on Jason Street
at NAS Jacksonville at 7:30
p.m. The Thrift Shop is open
Tuesday and Thursdays and
the first Saturday of the month
from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. For more
information, call 772-0242 or
Pearl Aran at 777-8032.
The Navy Wives Club's DID
No. 300 meetings are held the
second Thursday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Oak Crest
United Methodist Church
Education Building at 5900
Ricker Road. For more informa-
tion, call 387-4332 or 272-9489.
Clay County Chapter 1414,
National Association of
Retired Federal Employees,
invites all retired and currently
employed federal employees to
their regular monthly meeting
the second Tuesday of each
month at 1 p.m. at the Orange
Park Library. For more informa-
tion, call 276-9415.
The Navy Jacksonville
Yacht Club general member-
ship meetings are held at 7:30


p.m. on the first Wednesday of
every month at the clubhouse
(Building 1956) adjacent to the
Mulberry Cove Marina. The
Navy Jax Yacht Club is a mem-
bers only club open to all active
duty, reserve and retired mili-
tary, and active DoD personnel.
For more information, call 778-
0805 or email commodore@
njyc.org.
A free Yoga Class for all
ages and abilities is held the
first Sunday of each month at
Memorial Park in Riverside at
11 a.m. Bring a blanket. For fur-
ther information, call Brenda
Star Walker at 398-8429.
An Orange Park Singles
Dance is held every Friday
Night from 8-11 p.m. for adults
at the Knights of Columbus at
3920 Old Middleburg Road.
Line dance lessons are avail-
able from 7-7:30 p.m. Friday.
For more info, call 779-1234.
The First Coast Black
Nurses Association holds a
monthly meeting the second
Tuesday of each month at
Shands Jacksonville Hospital.
For more information, call 542-
7748.


The MOMS Club of
Jacksonville Orange Park /
Westside holds their chapter
meetings the second Tuesday
of each month at 10:45 a.m. at
the Calvary United Methodist
Church, 112 Blanding Boulevard
across from the Orange Park
Mall. Members meet for play-
groups, field trips, MOMS Nite
Out and family outings. For
information, contact Diane at
683-2143 or visit
http://groups.firstcoastcommuni-
ty.com/momsclub.
The Association of Aviation
Ordnancemen's meeting is
held the third Thursday at 7
p.m. of each month at the Fleet
Reserve Center on Collins
Road. For more information, call
AOC Richard Holmes at 542-
3337 or Jim Bottac at 542-2939.
The Westside Jacksonville
Chapter 1984, National
Association of Retired
Federal Employees extends an
open invitation to all currently
employed and retired federal
employees to our regular meet-
ing held at 1 p.m. on the fourth
Thursday of each month at the
Murray Hill United Methodist


Church, (Fellowship Hall
Building) at 4101 College
Street. For more information,
call R. Carroll at 786-7083.
The National Naval Officers
Association holds its monthly
meeting on the fourth Thursday
each month at 5:30 p.m. at the
Jacksonville Urban League, 903
West Union Street. Interested
personnel are encouraged to
attend or contact Lt. Cmdr.
Herlena Washington at 542-
7715, Ext. 102 or email
Herlena.Washington@sar.med.
navy.mil.
Parents Without Partners
meetings are held the second
Wednesday of each month at 7
p.m. at Hambones on Blanding
Boulevard in Orange Park, Fla.
For more information, go to
www.pwpnflorida.com.
The Gold Wing Road Riders
Association, Chapter FL1-X
meets on the first Wednesday of
each month at 7:30 p.m. at the
Golden Coral, 582 Blanding
Boulevard. They also have a
weekly get together at the Dairy
Queen on Kingsley Avenue at 7
p.m. every Friday night. For
more info, call 772-1047.


marathons, and/or triathlons. The Navy will
showcase elite active duty men and women
in regional races. Uniforms are provided as
well as transportation, entry fees, and lodg-
ing costs. Interested runners must compete
in sanctioned (USA Track and Field, USA
Triathlon Association, or Roadrunners Clubs
of America) races and your time must be
one of top 10 regional qualifying times. If
you have run in sanctioned race and your
time meets regional qualifying time, call the
NS Mayport Sports Coordinator at 270-
5451.
Southeast Regional qualifying times:
5K- Men 19:00
Women 24:00
10K- Men 34:00
Women 46:00
Marathon Men 3 Hrs. 30 Min.
Women 4 Hrs.
Triathlon Men 2 Hrs. 30 Min.
Women 3 Hrs.
Triathlon time based on 1.5k swim, 10k
run, 40k bike


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From the City of
Jacksonville
The City of Jackson-
ville and the Jackson-
ville Super Bowl Host
Committee today unveiled
plans for the Times-Union
SuperFest, an interactive
entertainment zone that
will turn downtown
Jacksonville into a premier
destination for citizens and
visitors alike during the
week of Super Bowl XXXIX.
From Feb. 3 through
Super Bowl Sunday, down-
town Jacksonville will be
transformed into a, super-
sized street festival.
Spanning both sides of
the St. Johns River, the
Times-Union SuperFest
will feature live entertain-
ment, great food and drink
and nightly fireworks
shows. Best of all, you don't
need a ticket to be a part of
the fun!
The Times-Union Super-
Fest is free and open to the
public from Feb. 3-6. Times
are as follows:
Feb. 3, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Feb. 4, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Feb. 5, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
(Ball grounds will close at
midnight)
Feb. 6, noon-midnight
Located in downtown
Jacksonville, The Times-
Union SuperFest will take
place at The Baseball
Grounds of Jacksonville,
The Shipyards and Bay
Street to Ocean Street.
The festival will also run
along the Northbank
Riverfront Park behind the
Times-Union Center for the
Performing Arts and con-
tinue over the Main Street
Bridge to the Southbank
Riverwalk, Friendship
Fountain Park and Treaty
Oak Park.
Multiple entertainment
areas including the Coors
Light stage at The
Shipyards and the Winn-
Dixie stage at The Baseball
Grounds of Jacksonville
will feature popular nation-
al acts and local favorites.
Entertainment will
include performances by
Kool & The Gang, Huey


Lewis and the News, Boyz
II Men, Shelly Fairchild,
B5, MOFRO, Eddie Money,
John Cafferty, Mike
Shackelford, Diggin'
Rhythm N' Brass, Ed Calle,
Teddy Washington, Edgar
Winter, Family Stone
Experience, 38 Special,
Remedy Motel, Big Sky, The
Caribbean Crew, Ruffhouse,
Pangea, Mr. North and
more.
Other areas of interest
within the Times-Union
SuperFest include the
Motorola Bay Street
Corridor with live drawings
by the Florida Lottery and
the Krispy Kreme Mobile
Experience.
Friendship Fountain
Park will serve as the
weeklong home and broad-
cast center for ESPN. The
Motorola Transportation
Station will be located at


The Shipyards allowing
visitors easy access to all
the festivities.
State-of-the-art beacons
equipped with sound and
light elements will define
the Times-Union SuperFest
area and help to lead visi-
tors throughout this enter-
tainment experience.
Other highlights include
interactive games; strolling
entertainment; food and
beverages; jumbotrons;
NFL merchandise; live
broadcasts from local and
national media; SuperFly
DJs conducting interviews,
providing information on
Super Bowl XXXIX hap-
penings and spinning pop-
ular tunes; and interactive
exhibits by Motorola and
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