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Promoting Healthy Lifestrles ;- 'Sunseekers' Conlinue To Achieve Goals
Page 3 Pages 6-7


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2005


Long Timers
FISC Employees Honored For Service
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TOUCHING


BASE

LACK

HISTORY
SHMONTH

Black History
Month luncheon
Feb. 17
The NAS Jacksonville
Multi-Cultural Awareness
Committee will host a
Black History Month
Luncheon Feb. 17 from
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at
the NAS Jax Officers'
Club. Tickets cost $10. For
more information, call JO1
Mike England at 542-
4877.


Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
Atlanta Falcon Guard Kynan Forney (left) and Military Volunteer Staff Sgt. Richard Shoemaker of the Jacksonville Air Force Recruiting Office (center) get a
group of military children prepared to sprint across the field during Sunday's clinic on base.



Sailors volunteer at NFL events


Satellite pharmacy
now open
Naval Hospital Jackson-
ville's satellite pharmacy at
the NEX/Commissary is
open for full service. The
pharmacy fills new civilian
generated prescriptions in
addition to serving as the
refill pick-up site for all
refills. The hours of oper-
ation 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 pre-
scriptions filled at the hos-
pital while patients seen in
town should go to the new
pharmacy for service.
Prescriptions generated
by providers of BMC
Jacksonville are also
processed and dispensed
at the main hospital phar-
macy. 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.

Ticket-holders
wanted
Got a ticket to the Su per
Bowl? The Jax
Air News is look-
ing 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.


By]01 Mike England
Assistant Editor
Hundreds of NAS Jacksonville's Sailors
and civilians volunteered their time last
weekend to help the National Football
League (NFL) teach Jacksonville's kids the fun-
damentals of football.
The events featured over 50 NFL players
sharing their experiences both on and off the
field with more than 3,000 local Jacksonville
boys and girls and 300 military children Jan. 29
and 30 at the NFL's Super Bowl XXXIX Youth
Clinics.
The first of the two free clinics was held at the
University of North Florida Stadium Jan. 29.
Local kids were given the opportunity to enter a
random drawing for the 600 spots in the clinic
by submitting entries before Jan. 16. The
remaining 2,400 spots were filled through invi-
tations to Jacksonville-area schools, youth agen-
cies and churches. A second clinic was held
specifically for the children of service members
at NAS Jacksonville's McCaffrey Softball Field
Jan. 30.
During each clinic, participants were split
into small groups and rotated between stations
managed by Navy volunteers and NFL players.
The players taught the fundamentals of their
positions, demonstrated and directed non-con-
tact football drills, delivered motivational
speeches and signed autographs.
"These clinics provide more than just football
lessons for the kids," said NFL Super Bowl


Photo byJOl Mike England
NFL Youth Clinic Executive Director and former
Miami Dolphin Wide Receiver Nat Moore presents
NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Chip Dobson
with a signed football during a special luncheon
Sunday at The Zone.
Youth Clinic Executive Director and former
Miami Dolphin Wide Receiver Nat Moore. "They


instill messages about
working hard to achieve
of staying in school and


life itself and about
goals, the significance
getting an education,


plus the importance of staying away from drugs
and gangs."
Volunteers at the clinics played important
roles in the preparation and success of both
clinics. Before the clinics could get underway,
thousands of gift bags had to be prepared and
carried out to the field. Volunteers also put in
lots of hard work preparing and setting up the
field, including the drill stations. During the
events, volunteers assisted the NFL players at
each drill station in addition to performing
tasks such as passing out drinks and gift bags
to the participants.
Navy Region Southeast Military Volunteer
Coordinator Diane Parker was thrilled with the
overall effort the volunteers gave. "This is really
super. Yesterday, we had about 150 volunteers
help out at a clinic at the University of North
Florida for 3,000 kids. Today, we have 45 volun-
teers assisting the football players here. We also
have about 600 volunteers working the NFL
Experience, on the cruise ships, at the hotels
and everywhere else they are needed. The mili-
tary is playing a significant role in all the Super
Bowl activities," said Parker.
"I've been working on coordinating everything
since last March. It's been steady, but it's been fun.
We wanted Jacksonville and the NFL to know
that the military was ready and willing to help
out. They, in return offered to hold a football clinic
on base for our military children," she added.
See YOUTH CLINICS, Page 11


Brummitt selected as top


Sailor in helo community


Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
ABE2(AW) Andrea Drane of Transient Personnel Unit Jax and a volunteer in
the VITA Tax Center confers with AD1 (AW) Anthony Barrett of VS-31, as he
gets his taxes electronically filed for free at the center last Wednesday.

Tax preparation now available
From Naval Legal Service from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays
Office Southeast and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4


Volunteer Income Tax Assist-
ance/Electronic Tax Filing
(VITA/ELF) is now available
on base in Building 583.
The center is open weekdays now
through April 15. Hours are
Monday, Wednesday and Friday


p.m. There will be no holiday or
weekend operations.
The Tax Center will only assist
with the preparation and filing of
personal income taxes assistance
with small business tax prepara-

See TAX HELP, Page 12


By Lt. Larry Baggett
HS-5
Five superstar Sailors from the
seawall were selected from a
group of more than 1,000, as
Sailors of the Year for their respec-
tive helicopter squadrons (HS). The
squadron command master chiefs
had the extremely difficult task of
selecting the Sea Sailor of the Year
from this elite group.
The nominees were: AOI(AW)
David Butts of HS-3; AM1(AW) An-
thony Brummitt of HS-5; AD1(AW/
NAC) James Eggl of HS-7; AO1
(AW) Nelson Fields of HS-11; and
AZ1(AW/SW) Thomas Lowrance of
HS-15.
Ultimately, Brummitt of HS-5
was selected as the Commander,
Helicopter Wing U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Sailor of the Year and will repre-
sent the HS community in the
upcoming Commander Naval Air
Forces, Atlantic Sea Sailor of the
Year competition in Norfolk, Va.
After being told to report to his
commanding officer's office,


Photo by Lt. j.g. Jeremy Doughty
AMI (AW) Anthony Brummitt of HS-5
works on one of the squadron's heli-
copters. Brummitt was recently select-
ed the Commander, Helicopter Wing
U.S. Atlantic Fleet Sailor of the Year.
Brummitt was not necessarily
expecting good news and was
uniquely surprised.
See HELO SOY, Page 12
... .. -97MI"MMM--EW





2 jaxr A NOWS, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, February J, 2UU


FROM THE FLEET


Successful coaches are successful leaders


B FLTCM(AW/SW) Jon
ompson
Fleet Command Master Chief
I can't tell you how many
times I have heard people
compare sports to the mili-
tary, sports to leadership,
sports to life. No matter
what sport you enjoy, one
thing is clear, the coach is
the leader and that coach
makes or breaks a team.
There have been many
successful coaches in sports,
but the one who seemed to
inspire the best was Coach
Vince Lombardi. With Super
Bowl Sunday just a few
days away, I can think of no
better time to add my two
cents about coaching and
the military.
Lombardi is widely
viewed as one of the most
successful coaches and
inspirational leaders of the
20th century. He would
have made an excellent
admiral.
As you look in the mirror
and take stock of what you
personally bring to our
Navy, I'd like to share with
you some of the philosophy
that Lombardi brought to
his string of winning foot-
ball teams, most notably the
Green Bay Packers. Read
his words carefully and
then ask yourself if you
believe as he believed.
"Football is a great deal
like life in that it teaches
work, sacrifice, competitive
drive, selflessness and
respect for authority is the


FLTCM(AW/SW) jon
Thompson
price that each and every
one of us must pay to
achieve any goal that is
worthwhile."
I would argue you could
say the same about serving
one's country. The contract
each of us has with our
country is to achieve the
same things Lombardi
expected of his players.
"Unless a man believes in
himself and makes a total
commitment to his career
and puts everything he has
into it his mind, his body
and his heart what is life
worth to him? If I were a
salesman, I would make
this commitment to my
company, to the product and
most of all, to myself."
How are you feeling? Do
you measure up? Are you
this type of person?
When it comes to charac-
ter, Lombardi was a class
act. He could look into the
future and see that, in the


end, effort mattered.
"They may not love you at
the time, but they will
later."
Think about this for a
moment. Consider for a
moment our efforts in
Afghanistan and Iraq. At
this time many people in
the world criticize our
efforts.
However, our optimistic
leaders see the future as
Lombardi might have.
Today's leaders offer histo-
ry books will record, years
from now, that those coun-
tries (and hopefully the
world's population) will
respect us for taking the
leadership role and liberat-
ing people who, before we
stepped in, had futures full
of despair.
"Individual commitment
to a group effort that is
what makes a team, a com-
pany work, a society work, a
civilization work."
Do you see yourself as a
small fish in a big pool? Do
you think your effort mat-
ters? I know it's one of
those glass half full hypo-
thetical questions. But
here's the deal, if you truly
believe your work doesn't
matter in the Navy, you run,
the risk of becoming a
defeatist. Here's what
Lombardi offered about
that:
"Winning is not a some-
time thing: It's an all the
time thing. You don't win
once in a while; you don't do
the right thing once in a


while; you do them right all
the time. Winning is a
habit. Unfortunately, so is
losing."
Lombardi re-wrote the
book on teamwork. He
embodied all the traits
today's best coaches strive
for. Deep inside I think he
knew people and he realized
that the will to succeed was
in every person, and that
every person counted.
"People who work togeth-
er will win, whether it be
against complex football
defenses, or the problems of
modern society." What's
more, he added, "The
achievements of an organi-
zation are the results of the
combined effort of each indi-
vidual."
Shipmates, I could go on
for pages and pages about
how inspiring Lombardi
was, and still is, to leaders
in almost every industry,
including sports, the mili-
tary and business.
If you watch this year's
Super Bowl, try to pay a lit-
tle attention to the coaches.
One of them will be victori-
ous. It will be, on that par-
ticular day, the person who
inspires his team to great-
ness on that day. Both
teams Will be capable of
winning going into the
game, but only one will get
the job done.
Our Navy needs great
leaders much the same as
sports. Who will be our
Vince Lombardi? Someone
has to lead... why not you!


By Sarah Smiley
Special Contributor
As a mother of boys, I have come
to believe young males do not
feel alive unless they bang
their heads against hard objects on a
regular basis.
Last week, my four-year old son,
Ford, exhibited this male phenomenon
when he slammed his forehead into a
solid wood beam at the playground.
At first he came to me crying and
covering his forehead with his hands.
I couldn't see anything wrong, and I
hadn't seen the actual accident, so I
kissed his cheek and said, "You're
Ford tough." Then I shooed him away
to play again, which he did, so I
thought everything was alright.
Thirty minutes later we were at
Wal-Mart, and Ford was in the shop-
ping cart, when he said, "I just want to
lay my head down, Momma." I stopped
in the middle of the aisle; my parental
radar went up: "Ford, sleep?" This is
the child who claims to never actually
fall asleep but to stay in a perpetual
state of "napping" the entire night.
So I looked down at him in the cart,
and his eyes were drooping. His head
lulled forward and backward like a


wobbly ball. I threw down everything,
ran to the car, and rushed Ford to the
hospital-the military hospital.
Because Ford had a concussion
once before, I knew the routine: "Don't
fall asleep back there," I yelled while
driving. "Keep talking to Mommy,
Ford." But he closed his eyes and his
head drooped sideways against the
car seat. I drove faster.
When I finally swung into a park-
ing space and ran Ford inside the
Navy clinic, he started to wake up
again. "My head hurts," he said, and I
ran faster.
Then I opened the double doors of
the clinic and stopped short when I
got inside. Black trash bags hung
from the ceiling with tape, and there
were handwritten signs that read:
"Emergency This Way." Apparently
the clinic is remodeling (aren't mili-
tary clinics always remodeling?), and
it was like going through a carnival
house to find our way.
After following a maze of signs and
arrows, I finally found the emergency
room, which was partitioned off and
serving as a makeshift Family
Practice clinic.
The nurse checked-in Ford in the
"cast room" (serving as a makeshift


receptionist desk), and he was evalu-
ated in the trauma room (aka, tempo-
rary Pediatric exam room).
Leave it to the military, I thought,
to think nothing of using the ER as a
Family Practice clinic! And, frankly, I
was a little annoyed. Amid the chaos,
no one knew for sure if Ford was
being seen by the ER or Family
Practice. There was a lot of commotion
(ontheir part) and crying (on my
part). I found myself wishing I was
somewhere-anywhere!--civilian.
But here's the thing: The doctor
who treated Ford already knew our
family by name. And when she was
done with the exam, she searched to
find Spiderman stickers for him.
Another nurse let Ford try on his ring
that had a Superman emblem on it,
and a secretary tracked down Dustin
to pull him out of work.
Would this have happened else-
where? A civilian hospital might have
been less chaotic, and it might not have
had holes in the ceiling. But would they
have treated us like family?
I don't know for sure, but I do know
this: the military always takes care of
it own. And I am grateful for that.
Sarah Smiley can be reached for com-
ments at www.sarahsmiley.com.


HEY, MONEYMAN!


RBHIIRWI LINUJOOD WRLKER

Job title/command:
NAS Jax Brig

Hometown: Rocky Mount,
N.C.


Family Life: Married with two children.

Past Duty Stations: USS John F. Kennedy

Career Plans: To make chief and retire.

Most Interesting Experience: Training
junior Sailors.

Words of Wisdom: Trust, then verify.





Michelle Rndreuu

Job title/command:
MWR Intern

Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.

Family Life: Married with no
children.

Past Duty Stations: None

Career Plans: To graduate from college
and coach volleyball.


Most Interesting Experience:
Swimming with dolphins and handfeeding
sharks in Mexico.

Words of Wisdom: Pray like it's all up to
God. Work like it's all up to you.


Household goods storage limit


Service members who
have had household
goods (HHG) shipped
to the Jacksonville area
are reminded that tempo-
rary 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 prop-
erty as soon as possible.
Members who fail to take


receipt of their property
within the authorized time
limit will be responsible for
all excess storage costs.
If you currently have
HHG in temporary stor-
age, you should call the
Personal Property Ship-
ping Office Jacksonville to
determine your storage
entitlement. Contact num-
bers are: 542-1000, Exts.
120, 121, 122, 123, and
129.


Did you know that...
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides need-
based education grant assistance to children of serv-
ice members who died on active duty or while in a
retired status? Applications for the Children of Deceased
Service Members Scholarship Program must be received by
March 1.
Applications are available on the Society's Web site, or by
writing or calling NMCRS at 4015 Wilson Boulevard, 10th
Floor Arlington, VA 22203; telephone: (703) 696-4960.


Hey Moneyman:
A few months ago, I sat
down with my husband and
we did a comprehensive
budget together. The budg-
et projected that after each
month, we should have a
surplus of $260.
However, it seems like we
never have any money left
over and we may have even
charged some expenses on
our credit cards. I do not
understand how we are not
sticking to our savings plan.
Any suggestions?
MoneyMan Sez:
Having a budget is the
first step to financial securi-
ty. Learning how to work
the plan is the next step.
Here are a few pitfalls that
may have prevented you
from being able to ade-
quately save money.
For now, you and your
husband could start a
spending log and keep it for
a month, paying close atten-
tion to exactly where your
money goes and why. Then,
you both need to reexamine
the budget and prioritize
the "needs" over the
"wants." And be realistic
with your budget as it is
only to your advantage!
Credit Cards. These lit-
tle pieces of plastic can
often cause a great deal of
temptation and trouble. It is


not uncommon for a person
to make an unwise pur-
chase, which she would not
otherwise make, because
she had a credit card handy.
The solution for many peo-
ple is to get rid of their cred-
it cards and begin paying by
cash or check. Some prefer to
keep one card for emergency
situations but it is best to
keep this out of reach.
Impatience. Problems
often arise when people set
financial goals but do not
have the patience to com-
plete a savings program.
For example, an individ-
ual begins setting money
aside for a new car.
However, after a couple of
months he finds a car that
he loves, and goes ahead
and makes the purchase.
This could potentially create
some serious financially strains.
Lack of adjustments. A
budget is created using a
set of expenses and income
figures that are current at
that time. As these figures
change it is important that
the budget is adjusted to
reflect these changes. A
failure to do so could lead to
some major deficits.
Holidays. Many people
do not consider holidays at
the point that they are cre-
ating their budgets. As a
result, money has not been


set, aside for presents, food,
etc. These items should be
factored in and saved for
throughout the entire year.
Vacations. Many people
accurately factor in the
transportation and accom-
modations, but underesti-
mate the amount of money


needed for food and enter-
tainment. Keep in mind
that at any kind of "tourist"
or resort destination, the
prices can easily be two to
three times what you would
normally pay at home.
More questions? Call Hey
MoneyMan at 778-0353.


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11 a.m. Protestant Worship





6:30 p.m. Contemporary Service
"Thou are invited to the folloHaing Base Chapel Worship
i Services this Saturday and Sunday:
' Saturday 5 p.m. Catholic Mass
Protestant Sunday- 8:30 a.m Holy Eucharist Episcopal.
and9:30 a.m. Catholic MassCCD is 10:45 a.m.-
| 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 J01 Mike England
Manager Ellen S. Rykert
Staff Writer Kaylee LaRocque
Design/Layout George Atchley, Kaylee LaRocque
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the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the
Department of Defense, or the Department of the Navy. The appear-
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ON THE HOMEFRONT


Military hospitals, doctors take care of their own, like family






JaxAir NeWS, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, February 3, 2005 3


Wellness Camp helps military


members maintain standards


By Kaylee LaRocque
Staff Writer
Twenty military mem-
bers spent last Wed-
nesday and Thursday
in the two-day bi-annual
Wellness Camp offered by
the Naval Hospital Jack-
sonville Wellness Center.
"The Wellness Camp is to
get people to start looking
at their lifestyles and to
become healthier. This time
we particularly geared it to
the active duty members,"
explained Lt. Cmdr. Kathy
Knight, Naval Hospital Jax
Wellness Center depart-
ment head.
"We are trying to help the
tenant commands and tar-
get the active duty popula-
tion, especially those who
have failed or are in danger
of failing the physical
readiness test (PRT) or the
body composition require-
ments," she continued.
"This spring, BuPers is
changing the PRT regula-
tions back to the way they
previously had them if
ou have three failures in a
baO ur-year period you can be
processed out of the Navy.
We're trying to help those
individuals who may need
to make some changes in
their lifestyles," added
Knight.
Health and fitness is an
important aspect in every-
one's life. It affects your
total well- being and plays
a huge role in how you
function in your day-to-day
activities.
From physical activity to
nutrition to using harmful
substances, everything we
do affects us on so many
different levels. How we


take care of ourselves is an
individual decision, but
there are many guidelines
and help available though
books, personal trainers,
professional counseling and
special classes.
The Wetlness Center
offers programs in a variety
of subjects to help military
members, their families,
retirees, reservists and
Department of Defense
civilians change some
aspects of their lives.
Although much of this is
done on a one-on-one basis,
the center also offers their
Wellness Camp twice a
year to allow participants
to spend two full days
obtaining information in all
areas of health and fitness.
"This time we changed
some of the things we are
covering. Of course, we will
always have the nutrition
lecture because it's so
important, but one of the
other topics we've added is
looking at how Epherdra,
steroids and protein sup-
plements affect people
because it's so controversial
right now. We also added a
seminar on how to choose
the right athletic shoe to
meet a person's needs," said
Knight.
On the first day of camp,
participants began by com-
pleting a'Health Fitness
Assessment (HFA) ques-
tionnaire and a series of
basic tests including blood
pressure, grip strength,
flexibility, aerobic capacity
and body composition
measurements.
This was followed by a
general overall health pres-
entation in a classroom set-
ting covering such things as


the importance of physical
activity, good nutrition and
things you can do to pre-
vent illness.
The next presentation by
Wellness Center Certified
Health Promotion Special-
ist and Certified Addiction
Counselor Manager Danny
Woodard covered different
stages of changing a per-
son's lifestyle and how to
overcome some of the barri-
ers.
Next came a presentation
on nutrition and the bene-
fits of eating healthy by
Wellness Center Registered
Dietician Cheryl Masters.
"We spend a couple hours
learning how to read labels
on food products, talk about
the food guide pyramid,
vitamins and minerals,
daily water requirements,
serving/portion sizes, fiber,
the good and bad fats and
how important it is to count
calories when trying to lose
weight. It's just a good
overall presentation on
nutrition," explained Mas-
ters.
After the presentation,
participants were treated
to a specially prepared
lunch courtesy of the Naval
Hospital Galley. As they
were being served, the
cooks gave a short talk on
how the food was prepared
and other ideas on healthy
eating.
The next class informed
participants how important
stress management and
relaxation is during their
day-to-day routine.
The first day of camp
ended with a lecture on
how to choose the right ath-
letic shoe because there are
so many different brands


Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
TM2 James Anderson of the Weapons Department tests his grip strength, as HM3 Michael
Podina monitors during the Wellness Camp last Wednesday.


and types on the market.
"It's important people have,
the right shoes for the right
sport or workout," said
Knight.
On day two of the
Wellness Camp, partici-
pants started the day by
learning the results of their
health assessment tests
and how to rise the fitness
center equipment and free
weights.
Then, it was off to the
NAS Jax Commissary to
learn about healthy shop-


ping. The participants were
broken down into two
groups and spent several
hours learning how to read
food labels, how to count
calories and how to shop to
provide healthy meals for
their families.
During the tour, each
member of the group was
given a mini calorie and fat
counter converter and
recipe book.
After lunch, the group
headed back to for a class
on Ephedra and other sup-


HM2 Carolina
Burgos of the
Wellness Center
monitors TM2
William Connors
as he sits in the
Bod Pod which
measures body
fat and lean
mass of the
body.

plements and how they can
affect one's health, followed
by a trip to the Fitness
Center to spend some time
with Fitness Instructor
Cecille Hartsell for a
Powerflex class. The class
teaches the importance of
stretching, followed by lots
of repetitive moves to tone
and work essentially every
part of the body.
As the camp concluded,
participants seemed excited

See CAMP, Page 10


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A special thank you


FFSC Jax welcomes


Terlaje as new director


Photo courtesy of VP-30
NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Chip Dobson (right) visited VP-30 last Thursday, to
thank the men and women of the squadron for their help making the 2004 Air Show a
success. Accepting the recognition are, from left, VP-30 Commanding Officer Capt.
Rich Heimerle, AD1(AW) Melissa Robinson, AT2(AW) Jeremy Jones and PR1(AW)
Molly Dunbar.



VP-30 and NMCRS to host

consumer awareness/financial fair


By Lt. Bill Pennington
VP-30
he Navy-Marine Corps Relief Soci-
ety (NMCRS) is sponsoring a free
consumer awareness and financial
fair Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at Hangar
30 at NAS Jacksonville.
VP-30 is hosting the financial education
event, which is aimed at providing basic
financial education covering a wide range
of topics including: budget basics, car and
house buying tips, the Thrift Savings Plan
(TSP), Individual Retirement Accounts
(IRA) college savings information, plus
savings tips and more.
In addition to providing basic financial
information, NMCRS has teamed up with
the Northeast Florida Consumer Council
in order to inform NAS Jacksonville
Sailors on the latest consumer issues.
Topics to be covered include: payday
loan pitfalls, consumer's rights, credit
reports and ratings, local consumer com-
plaints, insurance fraud, lemon laws for
used cars, and contract hassles just to
name a few.
The financial fair will be open to mili-
tary personnel and set-up in the VP-30
hangar bay, with numerous display booths
presented by experts on their respective
topics. Sailors are encouraged to ask ques-
tions and gather information pamphlets
that will be available.
In addition to the display booths, there
will be a handful of guest speakers lectur-
ing on topics such as local consumer


scams, identity theft, basics of financial
planning, and "The millionaire next door."
These lectures will be presented in an
auditorium environment and will run con-
currently with the interactive displays in
the hangar bay.
Near the end of the financial fair, some
keynote speakers will address the atten-
dees about the importance of Sailors
being savvy consumers, and their impor-
tance as a significant component of the
Jacksonville consumer base. Possible
keynote speakers include the Mayor of
Jacksonville, the State of Florida Attorney
General, and other prominent govern-
ment officials.
NMCRS Director Capt. Dave Faraldo,
summed up the goal of the fair as, "to
inform the Sailors of some of the pitfalls
that are out there, and how to better
organize their financial life."
Northeast Florida Consumer Council
chairman, Richard Mette, stated "As a
consumer advocate group, we realize the
importance of keeping the Sailors aware
of their consumer rights and how to han-
dle many of the financial issues they deal
with every day."
All parties involved with the event
encourage any Sailor who is interested to
attend, plus recommend any command
financial specialists and/or others in posi-
tions of leadership to attend in order to
gather the latest information to keep
their commands up to date on financial
and consumer issues.


By Miriam S. Gallet
Editor
N AS Jacksonville Fleet and Family
Support Center (FFSC) welcomed
Gus Terlaje as its new director in
December.
"Providing services to the Sailors,
retirees and their families is our number
one product. And looking at the statistics,
I can see that this center is a busy one,"
said Terlaje. "We had 38,123 contacts in
2004 that included information, referrals,
classes and counseling. My goal is to
ensure the regionalization process of the
tri-site maximizes efficiencies while main-
taining quality in the delivery of services
and programs to our Sailors."
As the director, Terlaje supervises 21
Department of Defense civilian employees
at the Jax FFSC while being double-hat-
ted as the FFSC Tri-site director including
NS Mayport and NSB Kings Bay, Ga.
"Working and assisting people is some-
thing I have always enjoyed doing," he
remarked. "This center has a great team
and I am looking forward to learning more
of the skills and talents that each team
member brings to better serve our clients
and customers."
A native of Guam, Terlaje graduated
from Sweetwater Union High School in
National City, Calif. in 1961 and served in
the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967 during
the Vietnam Conflict. He earned a
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and
Sociology) Degree from the University of
Guam in 1971. Four years later, in 1975,
he earned a Master's (Social Work) Degree
from Washington University in St. Louis,
Mo.
Terlaje, first joined the federal civil serv-
ice in 1982, as the deputy director of the
Navy Family Service Center (NFSC),
Guam.
"During my years as the family coun-
selor of the Superior Court of Guam, I
experienced a degree of involvement with
military families in both the family and
juvenile courts," Terlaje explained.
"But because of my experience as a Navy
brat, I could relate to the dynamics of


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their mobile lifestyle and how overwhelm-
ing it can be for a family, at times. When
the job at NFSC Guam was announced, I
applied for the position and was hired. My
experience and dealings with military
families through the court system proved
to be very valuable and has enabled me to
serve the Navy family well," he added. V.
Terlaje has held several directorial posiJ
tions at various FFSCs throughout the
world, including as the regional FFSC pro-
gram manager position at Navy Region
Northwest providing policy and guidance
to FFSCs at four installations and at a
Family Advocacy Program Center, and a
two-year tour with the Army in Germany.
"Even though I have been with the Navy
for 23 years, in 1985, I accepted a position
with the Army in Germany," Terlaje said.
"The Army's Exceptional Family Member
Program is very unique and it provided
me with new tools and insights on how
another service handles their family pro-
grams."
Terlaje's last assignment was as the
director of the FFSC Rota, Spain from
2001 to 2004.


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he Naval Hospital's
visitor's parking lot
shuttle cart service is
operated by Red Cross vol-
unteers.
The Red Cross is current-
ly taking applications for'
more volunteers to serve as
drivers for the shuttle
carts. The only require-
ments for shuttle cart driv-
ers are that they be outgo-
ing, eager to help and pos-
sess a current Florida dri-
ver's license.
Volunteers are also need-
ed to work other areas in
the hospital such as at
reception desks greeting
and providing information
for hospital guests. For
information and applica-


tions for any of the Naval
Hospital Red Cross volun-


teer opportunities call 542-
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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.


Plan some thing different this Valentine's Day


From the Navy Lodge
Want to do something different this
Valentine's Day instead of candy
and flowers? Take your spouse on
a romantic getaway at the Navy Lodge
Jacksonville. Whether you stay one night
or a weekend, the Navy Lodge Jacksonville
is the perfect way to celebrate.
"Navy Lodges are a great place to go for
a quick weekend getaway or a week," said
Donate Nosce, manager of Navy Lodge
Jacksonville.
"Since Navy Lodges are, on the average,


40 percent less expensive than a compara-
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you a lot of money to show your spouse
how much he or she means to you."
Navy Lodge Jacksonville offers all the
modern conveniences and amenities guests
expect in a hotel room. Navy Lodges fea-
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local and 800 phone calls, free newspaper,
cable TV with HBO, fully equipped
kitchens with microwaves, hair dryers,
Laundromat and video/DVD rental. Call
772-6000 to make your reservation today.


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
Legal Aid
Discussion of predatory lend-
ing, spot delivery, and other
fraudulent consumer tactics.
11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lunch on your own
1-1:30 p.m.
Navy and Marine Corps
Relief Society
Dave Faraldo

To register, call Lisa
Johnson at 542-2565, Ext.


1:30-1:45 p.m.
Break

1: 45-3 p.m.
The Lemon Law
Cecelia Jefferson, City
Of Jacksonville, Consumer
Affairs Division

3-4:30 p.m.
Frauds and Crimes
of Car Dealerships
Nancy Bimbaum,
National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration

4:30- 5 p.m.
Naval Legal Service
Office Southeast
Tom Wallace,
NLSO Southeast
Discussion of services
available at NLSO SE

5 p.m.
Concluding Remarks
Capt. J. E. King, JAGC, USN

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son@navy.mil.


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Photo by PHAN Michael Cole
An S-3B Viking, assigned to the "Scouts" of VS-24, folds its wings after recovering
aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Most Navy
aircraft are equipped with folding wings due to the limited space on the flight deck
and hangar bay about aircraft carriers. VS-24 and Theodore Roosevelt recently
returned home after conducting flight deck certification in the Atlantic Ocean.



Annual Valentine vow renewal event
T he seventh annual St. Valentine Marriage -
Vow Renewal, sponsored by the NAS
Jacksonville Religious Ministries Pro-
gram, is planned for Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. at the All
Saints Chapel.
A fellowship dinner and dance will follow
immediately after the ceremony 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-
tion.


KI lI Welcome Center

Now open at
Jacksonville International Airport
Operating 9 a.m. 9 p.m. daily
Volunteers are still needed.
Contact Renie Brown, USO Welcome Center coordinator
at 741-6655 or via email
usoairport@usojax.com.


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Anyone interested in donating to tsunami relief funds
can contact the NAS Jax Chapel. The chapel is collect-
ing monetary donations only.
Checks must be made to the Religious Offering
Fund. Donations will be forwarded to the American Red
Cross or other charities approved by Commander of
Naval Installations. Everyone is cautioned to be aware
.of fraudulent organizations accepting donations. For
more Information, contact the chapel at 542-3440.


COURSE SCHEDULE






6 IaxAir NeWS, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, February 3, 2005


VR-58 wardroom members gather around United Airlines Capt. Al Haynes following a brief during a super drill weekend.


'Sunseekers' achieve 128,000 safe flight hours


By Lt. Cmdr. Todd Shipman
VR-58 PAO
VR-58 is a Naval Air Re-
serve Force squadron
composed of active-duty
and selected reserve personnel
and provides seven-day-a-week,
around the clock, world-wide
logistics support for the Navy
and Marine Corps regular and
reserve forces.
Until April 2002, when the
unit transitioned to the C-40A
"Clipper" aircraft, VR-58 operat-
ed four McDonnell Douglas C-9B
"Skytrain II" aircraft. On Oct.
11, 1994, the squadron gained an
additional C-9B Skytrain air-
craft and became a four-aircraft
squadron.
VR-58 was established aboard
NAS Jacksonville Nov. 1, 1977.
Formal ceremonies were held in
April 1978, with the delivery of
the first C-9B aircraft.
In September 1978, two addi-
tiohal aircraft were received,
making the squadron "mission
ready." VR-58 is one of several jet
transport units in the U. S. Navy
Reserves.
Tjhe squadron's missions
include logistics support
throughout the United States,
the Caribbean, Middle East,
Mdditerranean and Western
Pacific in support of NATO
Commander Fleet Air
Mediterranean and Commander
Fleet Air Western Pacific.
During 2004, the "Sunseekers"
of VR-58 supported the fleet
through logistics transportation
to six continents around the
globe, 24 hours a day, seven days
a week, directly supporting oper-
ations such as Iraqi Freedom,
Enduring Freedom and the glob-
al war on terror.
Last year, the Sunseekers
transported over 1.7 million
pounds of cargo, 37,664 passen-
gers and flew in excess of 6,100
hours.
For this effort, the squadron
was recently awarded the 2004
Congressman Bill Chappell
award, recognizing the squadron
for excellence in the Fleet
Logistics Support Wing.
Last April, the Sunseekers cel;-


IT2 Charles Harrison returns home after six months in Iraq. Standing
behind Harrison are his parents, David and Janice Owens and niece,


Madison.
ebrated their 26th consecutive
year of Class "A" Mishap-Free
operations. This achievement
encompassed over 128,000 flight
hours in two separate model air-
craft, from the venerable C-9
Skytrain to the brand new C-40
Clipper (Boeing 737-700) air-
craft.
In May 2004, the squadron was
awarded the Chief of Naval
Operation's Safety Award for
2003. This recognition was espe-
cially meaningful to the
squadron because it validated
the dedicated efforts of aircrew-
men and maintainers alike as
they made a challenging transi-
tion to a new airplane, while set-
ting operational records and
establishing the C-40 as a signif-
icant player in the fleet logistics
mission.
The Sunseekers have support-
ed tsunami relief efforts as well,
recently responding to a short
notice tasking from Naval Air
Logistics Office.
They flew a group of oceanog-
raphers from the Naval
Oceanographic Office to
Singapore over the New Year's
holiday. The oceanographers
were sent to re-map the ocean
floor in the Indian Ocean region
due to the recent affects of the


tsunami.
Squadron personnel wrapped
up 2004 with its annual drill
weekend last month. This partic-
ular weekend is affectionately
known as "Super Drill Weekend"
due to the large number of train-
ing presentations and lectures
given.
The weekend was a combina-
tion of both annual training and
a safety stand-down. Over the
course of the weekend, the
squadron completed the majority
of its annual training require-
ments, addressing topics such as
mobilization, security and anti-
terrorism and sexual assault
prevention to name a few.
However, not all of the lectures
and training attended by
squadron personnel were
required by the Navy. In fact, one
of the highlights of the weekend
was keynote speaker, retired
Capt. Al Haynes, the pilot of the
famed-United Airlines Flight 232
that crashed in Sioux City, Iowa
in July 1989.
Haynes discussed the events
that lead up to the accident as
well as factors that contributed
to its success immediately after
the crash. Haynes explained fac-
tors such as luck, communica-
tions, preparation, execution,


and cooperation.
The drill weekend wasn't only
about training, though. Another
highlight of the weekend was the
squadron's annual Winterfest
party sponsored by the VR-58
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
committee. The party on
Saturday was a huge success
thanks in no small part to key
members of the committee, AZ1
Shannon Vandorn, AE2 Joshua
Simmons, YN2 Maria Brown and
SK2 Carrie Hanna.
The Sunseekers were treated
to an enjoyable evening of din-
ner, dancing, and door prizes.
Although more than $2,500 in
door prizes was given away, the
big prize for four lucky Sailors
was the honor of being capped
through the Command Advance-
ment program or advanced, by
the squadron's Commanding
Officer Cmdr. Will Hall.
AZ1 Robert Danner, AD1 Ray
Heywood, A02 Joshua Galloway
and AZ2 Hector Caraballo were
each promoted.


Additionally, VR-58's Junior
and Senior Sailors of the Year
were announced. The Senior
Full-Time Support (FTS) Sailor
of the Year was AT1 D. Allen
Dockery and the Senior Selective
Reservist Sailor of the Year was
AM1 Leyton Saunders.
AZ2 Robert Danner was named
Junior FTS Sailor of the Year
while AD2 Ray Heywood was
chosen as the Junior SELRES
Sailor of the Year.
Super Drill Weekend concluded
Jan. 9, with the Sunseekers
planning ahead for 2005 and in
many ways looking back at all
the hard work from the entire
team in 2004.
With the sun beginning to set
and the downtown Jacksonville
skyline visible above the aircraft,
a photo of all 240 members of the
Sunseekers in front of one of the
squadron's new C-40A "Clipper"
aircraft was snapped.
It was a fitting tribute to all
the hard work and effort from
the Sunseekers in 2004.


AM2 Daniel Skurnick works on the landing gear of a C-40A "Clipper."





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On the NAS Jackonville flight line and with the downtown Jacksonville skyline as a backdrop, the "Sunseekers" of VR-58 stand proudly in front of one of their C-40 aircraft.


A C-40A "Clipper" making its final approach during one of
squadron's mission.


Members of the St. Augustine Navy League in St. Augustine fly aboard a C40-A aircraft en route to NAS Pensacola to visit the
Naval Aviation Museum.


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8 JaxAir News, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, February 3, 2005



'Man in black' on the job


By Beverly Taylor-Mack
FISC Jax PAO
No one would disagree that
security and force protection
are critical requirements at
naval facilities, and the Fleet and
Industrial Supply Center (FISC),
Jacksonville takes measures to
ensure that resources are available to
protect its facilities.
One resource that is on call 24
hours a day and seven days a week is
Security Specialist Gary Bright. On
an average workday, Bright performs
numerous physical security tasks as
well as assists FISC personnel with
security matters.
Some of Bright's tasks are per-
formed in his office. For example, he
conducts background investigation
checks, processes visit requests,
updates security clearances, issues
activity identification cards, enters
information into the military access
control system and administers annu-
al security force protection training.
Bright's other job assignments take
him outdoors where he checks sur-
veillance equipment,. inspects
pipelines, monitors fueling opera-
tions, works with the Coast Guard,


and enforces waterway restrictions.
Any boater who navigates his boat too
close to restricted waterways sur-
rounding the Navy Fuel Depot is like-
ly to get a warning stare from Bright.
When asked how he feels about the
work he does for the FISC, Bright
replied, "This command's security sys-
tem is state-of-the-art. I love security."
Proof of Bright's love for security is
evident from his extensive back-
ground. He spent four years in the
Marine Corps as a military police
before taking a guard position at the
Florida State Prison for three
months.
Police officer, service instructor and
police corporal were positions Bright
held during the five years he was
employed with the Security
Department at NAS Jacksonville.
Another three years, in police lieu-
tenant and law enforcement security
training officer positions were com-
pleted at Naval Station Mayport.
Bright has been a member of FISC
Jacksonville's security team since
August 2003.
When not on the job, he spends time
with his wife, Carolinne and three
sons, Gary (7), Timothy (3), and Jesse
(2).


Photo by Beverly Taylor-Mack
Security Specialist Gary Bright of Fleet
Industrial Supply Center, Jacksonville,
inspects some of the center's pipelines
near the St. Johns River.


'Dragonslayer' reenlists and receives medal


By Lt. j.g. John Roath
HS-11 PAO
H S-11 recently reenlisted CS1 Wesley Landry of
New Orleans, La. at a ceremony at the NAS
Jacksonville bowling alley.
In attendance were Landry's friends and family mem-
bers, as well as many "Dragonslayer's" who have served
with him on multiple aircraft carriers. YNC(AW/SW)
Kimtonja Douglas read Landry the oath of office, after
which Landry said a few words.'
"I just want to say that it has been an honor to serve
with everyone here at HS-11 and I have really enjoyed
being a part of this squadron."
Landry was also recently honored with a gold star in
lieu of his third Navy and Marine Corps Achievement
Medal. The award was given to honor his professional
achievement while serving as building manager of. the
Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) and culinary special-
ist for HS-11 from January 2001 to January 2005.
During this tour, Landry flawlessly managed the main-
tenance, preservation and inspections of 350 rooms at
the BEQ. His efforts significantly contributed to NAS
Jax earning a "five-star" rating and Bachelor Quarters
earning a "four-star" rating in bachelor housing excel-
lence.
During HS-11's most recent deployments aboard USS
Enterprise (CVN 65) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN
71) in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and
Enduring Freedom, Landry was responsible for the plan-
ning, preparation, execution, presentation and service of
more than 300 meals a day in the wardroom and Chief
Petty Officer's Mess.
In Landry's time at HS-11, he has set the example for
his coworkers through his unwavering work ethic and


Scholarships being offered to military daughters


Photos courtesy of FISC ax
Fleet Industrial Supply Center Jax Commanding Officer
Capt. Vince Griffith congratulates Mitchell Palmquist on
his 35 years of service.

FISC employees celebrate

270 years of service
From FISC ]ax
At a recent Captain's Call for local Fleet and
Industrial Supply Center Jacksonville employ-
ees, Capt. Vince Griffith, commanding officer,
presented length of service awards to 11 civilians
who collectively have achieved 270 years of federal
service.
The honorees are as follows:
35 years of service
Mitchell Palmquist
30 years of service
Cassandra Allen
Evelyn Bellairs
25 years of service
Robin Blum
Gloria (Joy) Bowen
Joann Mattox
20 years of service
Pamela Bernath
Clinton Griffith
Robert Morgan
Annie Carolyn Williams
Robert Woolwine


Fleet Industrial Supply Center Jax Commanding Officer
Capt. Vince Griffith congratulates Evelyn Bellairs (left)
and Cassandra Allen on their 30 years of service.



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The applicant must be the
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has served, or is now serv-
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the United States.
The applicant must be a
2005 graduating senior and
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grade average during the
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JaxAfr NeWS, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, February 3, 2005 9


'Checkmates' aboard USS Truman VP-30 prepares

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ast year's VP-30 Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
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Photos by PHAN Kristopher Wilson on that bond pays for
Lt. Zachary Kirby, a pilot assigned to the "Checkmates" of VS-22, watches from the cockpit of his S-3B the operating expenses of the charity today. So every
Viking as Sailors on the flight deck try to determine the cause of a wing malfunction responsible for penny donated goes directly to the Sailors and Marines
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way they could have raised $37,000. These sponsors
include:
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Title Sponsor ($4,000): Navy Federal Credit Union
Gold Sponsor: ($2,500): Navy Federal Financial Group
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this year's event is $100,000. "From my research, there are
eight golf tournaments in the Jacksonville area that raise
over $100,000 annually for their charity. With as many
military families that call Jacksonville their home, I don't
know why the VP-30 Navy Relief tournament can't
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Class dates announced

From Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs
Diabetic classes are available for eligible benefici-
aries through the Health Education Department.
Primary Care Manager referral is required.
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 offering 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 professional services of your health-care team, with
trained volunteers, many with fibromiyalgia, leading
the courses. It teaches the latest pain management tech-
niques, covering management of fatigue and stress, pur-
poses and effective use of medications, the emotional
effects of arthritis, and the importance of nutrition in
arthritis management and it involves the family.
Classes scheduled for the main building's second deck
conference room are set for the following dates:
Feb. 9,16 and 23.................1 p.m.
Call 542-7300 for information on any of these classes.



HELPING HANDS

Annual duck race
Join the fun at the Jacksonville Landing Saturday to support the
American Cancer Society. 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.
Special Olympics
This event is coming to Jacksonville Feb. 26. We need athlete
buddies, event assistants and medical support volunteers. Buddies
must be 16 or older without a parent. For,more information, call
Michelle Johnson at 733-2650.
Scottish Highland Games
Volunteers are needed for this event Feb. 24 & 25 to help set up
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Help is also needed for various duties
the day of the event Feb. 26 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Feb. 27 to
help break down. The minimum age is 15. To sign up, call Richard
Gordon at (386) 758-1339.
HabiJax opportunities
HabiJax is always looking for volunteers for various construction
projects. For more information, 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 Humanity, Inc. serves Green Cove
Springs, Orange Park, Middleburg, Keystone Heights and Penney
Farms. Volunteers are needed Tuesday through Saturday through-
out the year to help out. For more information, call Gamble Wright-
Stuebgen at 444-8524.
Navy Wives Clubs of America
Volunteer to assist in working 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 information, please call Kathy Cayton at 272-9489 or 254-
4971.
Volunteers in Medicine
Volunteer to assist this organization provide free primary care,
specialty triage, preventive health education and mental heath care
to employed individuals or families who have incomes above the
poverty guideline and are without medical insurance coverage.
Volunteers are needed in both medical and professional fields. For
more information, call Barbara Whittaker at 399-2766, Ext. 103.

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he following are phone numbers of contacts who can
help with consumer problems:
Family Service Center 542-2766
Better Business Bureau 721-2288
State Attorney's Office Consumer Mediation 630-2075
City of Jacksonville/ Consumer Affairs Division 630-
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Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
Lt. Katherine Vogel, a clinical dietician at the Nutrition Management Department at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, explains the
different nutritional values in types of ice creams to Wellness Camp participants at the commissary last Thursday.


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CS2 Richard Daniel of the Nutrition Management
Department at Naval Hospital Jacksonville serves SH2 Russell
Heib of the NAS Jax Supply Department, specially prepared
chicken and other healthy items for lunch during as the
Wellness Camp.


CAMP: Helping Sailors to get fit


From Page 3
about the knowledge they had
learned and what they would take
home with them.
"My body fat kind of crept up on me
recently so I signed up for this class
to get some knowledge on how to best
get back into shape. This was really a
great class. I learned so much a bet-
ter way of eating and that I need to
exercise more. The aerobics class was
really good," remarked TM2 William
Connors of the Weapon's Department.
"I loved it. I was really surprised
that it was as in-depth as it was. I
learned a lot about the supplements
and that I shouldn't waste my time,
money and energy on them. At the
commissary as part of the nutrition
portion, I learned that one serving
might actually be more and you are
getting many more calories than you
thought," added HM2 Fabia Williams
of Naval Hospital Jax.
"The self-assessment they did at
the beginning of the class body fat
percentage was helpful because it
gave me something else to aim for
instead of just losing weight. It's more
goal oriented. I know that if my body
fat changes, my body composition is
going to change as well," she added.
The next Wellness Camp will be
held later this summer.
"Our goal is to offer the class twice
a year. It is open to retirees but we


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Danny Woodard gives a brief on health promotions, wellness and the preventable
causes of death during the two-day camp.


are trying to gear it more to the mili-
tary members. We plan to have anoth-
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Photo by Miriam S. Gallet
Navy volunteers from NAS Jax and NS Mayport pose for the camera after completing a three-hour NFL Super
-wl Youth Clinic at the University of North Florida Jan. 22. NFL Super Bpwl Youth Clinic Executive Director
a former Miami Dolphin Wide Receiver Nat Moore (front row, right), conducted the clinic. Joining
Moore and representing Navy Region Southeast Community Support Department is Yolanda Munoz.


YOUTH


CLINICS:


Volunteers


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kids day


a success


From Page 1

'Despite the hard work
involved, many of the vol-
unteers were happy to give
their time to help the NFL
provide Jacksonville's kids
with an experience they'll
never forget.
"I'm here today to help
out and make sure the kids
have a really good time.,"
said HM2 Misty Taylor of
Naval Hospital Jackson-
ville. "This is such a huge
event. I was stationed in
San Diego and we had two
Super Bowls there, We
were never given a volun-
teer opportunity out there
like this. This is a once in a
lifetime opportunity for
me. It's really awesome,"
"The whole reason I'm
volunteering is for the kids
so they can get something
out of football and some-
thing out of the Super
Bowl being here. As long as
the kids are having a good
time, everything is great,"
stated AW1(AW) Michael
Silvis of Commander,
Patrol Wing Eleven, who
also plans to volunteer at
H1 NFL Experience and
,perFest this week.
Many of the NFL players
that attended the clinics
came away impressed with
the professionalism the
volunteers displayed.
"It amazes me how our
service members can work
so hard to give us freedom
and still have time to come
out here and help us out,"
said Jacksonville Jaguars
Quarterback and Youth
Clinic Volunteer David
Garrard. "I was really
impressed with how disci-
plined and organized they
were."
With the success of the
clinics evident by the


Photo by J01 Mike England
Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Brock Huard puts a group of kids through a
drill at the University of North Florida Saturday.


Photo by Miriam S. Gallet
Cortland Fleurinord, 12, a six-grader at J.E.B. Stewart Middle School pays
close attention as Navy Region Southeast NCCM(SW) Sha'reff Rashad,
explains how to hold a football during a NFL Super Bowl Youth Football Clinic
for Navy volunteers at the University of North Florida Jan. 22.


Iris DeBose, a Navy
wife, displays one of
the bags to be given to
military and area
youths duringthe NFL
Super Bowl Youth
Clinics Jan. 29 and 30.
Volunteers from NAS
Jax and NS Mayport
stuffed 3,300 gift bags
Jan. 22 at the
University of North
Florida Stadium with
Super Bowl XXXIX and
other related football
goodies., "I enjoy
working with the kids
and stuffing the bags is
fun. My daughter will
be attending the youth
clinic at NAS Jax next
week," said DeBose.


Photo by Kaylee LaRocque


Navy Family Member Gene
Thomas, 13, gets an auto-
graph from Cleveland Browns
Free Safety Earl Little during
Sunday's NFL Super Bowl
Youth Football Clinic at NAS
Jax. Little graciously signed
many of the children's T-
shirts.

smiles on the faces of the
children in attendance,
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teers could breath a sigh of
relief with the satisfaction
of knowing they had
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surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
missions over Iraq. The Truman Strike
Group is on a regularly scheduled
_. deployment in support of the global
war on terrorism.
Photo by PHAN Kristopher Wilson


HELO SOY: Brummitt serving second stint with HS-5


From Page 1
"Wow, this is really a surprise and
such a great thing," he said. "I really
owe it to the guys here I work with. I
am really just trying to help them,
and they work hard for me. "There
were a lot of really impressive people
I was going against, and I was really
surprised. Now, I need to think about
what is coming next."
Shortly after finding out the good
news he called his wife and family to
share this great news. Brummitt is
married to Shari, and has a son, Kyle,
and daughter, Kyndall.
Hailing from Perry, Fla., Brummitt
joined the Navy and reported to
Naval Recruit Training Command in
,Great Lakes, Ill. on Dec. 28. 1986.
Following completion of recruit train-
ing and his follow on training,
Brummitt reported to HS-5. In the
following years, Brummitt went on to
:serve in HM-12, HC-2, VF-143 and
recruiting duty prior to reporting
,back to HS-5 for the second stint with
the "Nightdippers."


Brummitt immediately asked for,
and received, the Line Division lead-
ing petty officer position. It was his
job to supervise 30 junior Sailors on
board USS George Washington (CVN
73) during the 2004 deployment. He
also served on numerous occasions as
flight deck coordinator in support of
Operation Iraqi Freedom from
January to July 2004. In the Line
Division, his leadership and training
led to 45 Nightdippers achieving the
plane captain qualification, three per-
sonnel receiving the Workcenter 310
collateral duty inspector, 10 of his
Sailors being selected for advance-
ment, and four personnel qualifying
as enlisted aviation warfare special-
ists (EAWS). Eight of his Sailors were
selected for either Sailor of the
Month/Quarter or Maintenance Man
of the Month/Quarter, and he created
a working environment that led to a
100 percent retention rate in a
demanding workcenter.
Brummitt was also instrumental in
the squadron achieving such success-


es as flying over 2,300 hours with
new mission sets while still maintain-
ing a 99.8 percent sortie completion
rate, exceeding 33,000 class-A
mishap-free flight hours, and qualify-
ing 75 EAWS and enlisted surface
warfare specialists.
Brummitt is also an active member
in his community. He serves as a
group member outreach leader for six
families and provides counseling and
guidance to the youth groups at his
church; his efforts impact at least 150
youths each week. He also volun-
teered his time to promote awareness
of Navy career opportunities to young
scouts during an Armed Forces Day
for the North Florida Counsel Boy
Scouts of America.
In between work, family, and the
community, Brummitt squeezed in
some time to focus on the chief petty
officer exam. "I am concentrating on
making the board. All this, helps
towards making chief, but taking care
of my troops, that's what matters
most to me," Brummitt concluded.


TAX HELP: Free assistance now available on base


From Page 1


tion is not available. VITA volunteers
can assist with filing Form 1040EZ,
'Form 1040A (with Schedules 1, 2, 3,
and EIC), Form 1040 (with Schedules
A, B, C-EZ, D, EIC, R, and SE), Form
1040-V, Form 1040-ES, Form 2441
(Child and Dependent Care Credit),
Form 8812 (Additional Child Tax
Credit), and Form 8863 (Education
Credits). VITA volunteers are not
trained to handle self-employment
(Schedule C -Profit or Loss from
Business) or rental property


(Schedule E Rents and Royalties).
Both topics typically require calcula-
tion of depreciation deductions, and
as such are outside the scope of the
VITA program. If these issues apply
to you, please seek professional tax
assistance.
What to bring to your appointment:
your ID card; Social Security cards for
you and your family members; Wage
and Earning Statement(s); Forms W-
2, W-2G, and 1099-R; interest and div-
idend statements from banks (Form
1099); a copy of last year's taxes (if


you have it); bank routing numbers,
and account number for Direct
Deposit. Bring other relevant infor-
mation such as the total amount paid
for daycare and daycare provider's
identifying number. If electronically
filing a married filing joint tax
return, both spouses must be present
unless a power of attorney is granted
to the other spouse.
Appointments can be made in per-
son at Building 583 or by calling 542-
8038; appointments are preferred,
however walk-ins will be accepted.


FCCJ spring session

set to begin in March


From the Navy College
Office
The following courses
are offered by Florida
Community College
at Jacksonville aboard NAS
Jacksonville from March 7
through May 6.
Registration is open until
March 1. Active duty per-


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tuition assistance (TA)
request in the Navy College
Office prior to the start
date of classes. Navy TA
will pay 100 percent of the
cost of tuition up to 12
semester hours (four cours-
es) per fiscal year. Call
FCCJ on 771-3979 for more
information.


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Powerflex resistance training set to dynamic music
performed in a group setting. Special emphasis is placed
on maximizing all of the major muscle groups giving a
"total body workout in 45 minutes.
Monday 6 p.m.
Tuesday 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday 11:15 p.m.
Thursday 5 p.m.


Volunteer Work Day Help clean up the course and
receive lunch and free rounds of golf.
Feb. 7, 8 11 a.m.
Active Duty Appreciation Days Feb. 10 and 22.
Only $10 for cart and greens fee
Retired / DoD Appreciation Days Feb. 10 and 24. Only
$10 for cart and greens fee.


Indoor pool now offering lifeguard certification classes.
Feb. 8 24
Tuesday and Thursday, 5-8 p.m.,
Saturday, 9 a.m. 3 p.m.
Call 542-2930 for more information.
$100


Strawberry Festival
March 5, Sign up before Feb. 18
$28 for adults and $20 for children under 12.
Daytona 500 Shuttle don't fight the traffic, let I.T.T.
drive you there.
Feb. 20 Cost is $15.
Hot I.T.T. Tickets
Ticket purchase deadlines approaching.
Chicago (1st Orchestra), March 20. $59.50
Producers (2nd Orchestra), April 15. $62


Trips, activities and costs may be restricted to El-E5
single or unaccompanied active duty members. Call the
Liberty Cove Recreation Center for more details, 542-
3491.
Super Bowl Party
Feb. 6, 6 p.m. at the Budweiser Brew House
Bowling Tournament
Feb. 8, 6 p.m. at NAS Freedom Lanes
Barracudas Hockey
Feb. 11, $1



Reef & Beef Buffet Feb. 4
All you can eat buffet dinner at the O'Club for $17.
Reservations recommended, 542-3041.
T-Bar Social Hours
Monday Friday, 3-7 p.m.
Reserve Drill Weekends, 3-7 p.m.


Sailing Classes now being offered.
Earn you Skipper B Certification & rent from any MWR
facility worldwide.
$150 / session (50 percent savings)
Sessions offered April November
Call 542-3260 and sign up today.


Bingo
February Lunch Bingo Specials
Monday Thursday
Buy one card, get one free.


Super Bowl Party Feb. 6, 5 p.m. end of game
Tickets available for complete football food buffet.
Direct TV is here.
Watch your favorite college or pro basketball games.
Enjoy .35 wing specials every Wednesday & Friday, 4-10
p.m.
Wednesday night Karaoke, 7 p.m. close
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Tickets available for complete football food buffet.
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Wednesday & Friday, 4-10 p.m.


COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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 regu-
lar monthly meeting the. second
Tuesday of each month at 1
p.m. at the Orange Park Library.
For more information, 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-


FFSC offers

free workshops

and programs
fhe NAS Jackson-
ville Fleet and
Family Support
Center (FFSC) Life Skills
Education and Support
Program is the foremost
preventive measure for
the avoidance of personal
and family problems.
All FFSC workshops
and classes are free and
available to service mem-
bers and their families,
and civilian personnel
aboard the base.
Pre-registration is
required. If special
accommodations or hand-
icapped access is
required, please notify
FFSC upon registration.
The following work-
shops are available in
February:
Feb. 9 Sponsor
Training
Feb. 14-17 Transition
Assistance Program (sep-
arating)
Feb. 24 Home Buyers
Workshop
Feb. 28 March 3 -
Transition Assistance
Program (retiring)
For more information
or to register, call 542-
2766, Ext. 127.,


their 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 information, call 779-
1234.
The First Coast Black
Nurses Association is holding
their monthly meeting Feb. 12 at
11 a.m. at Shands Jacksonville
Hospital. For more information,
call 542-7748.
The MOMS Club of
Jacksonville Orange Park /
Westside holds their chapter
meetings the second Thursday
'of each month at 10 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 DeLynn at
317-9717 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. The "Wingnutts"
invite all those interested in
motorcycling or motorcycle
safety. They also have a weekly
get together at the Dairy Queen
on Kingsley Avenue at 7 p.m.
every Friday night. For more
information, call 772-1047 or
visit www.fllx.org.
The Jacksonville Genea-
logical Society meeting will be
held Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the
Willow Branch Library, 2875
Park Avenue. For additional
information, call Mary Chauncey
at 781-9300.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary,
Flotilla 14-08 will hold a one-
day "Basic Boating" program for
new and experienced boaters


Feb. 12. This course fulfills
Florida mandatory boater edu-
cation requirements. The pro-
gram will be held at the Stellar
Building, 2900 Hartley Road,
Jacksonville. Participants
should arrive by 7:30 a.m. and
bring a lunch. To register, call
Bob Strong at 721-1346.


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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.
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.


Racquetball tourney
A men and women's recreational and
competitive racquetball tournament will be
held Feb. 28 through March 4. The tourna-
ment will start at 5 p.m. and is free and
open to all NAS Jax active duty, reservists,
dependents over 18, retirees, and DoD/NAF
civilian employees patrons. There will be a
competitive division and a recreational divi-
sion. Sign up at the NAS Jax Gym by Feb.
21.
Navy Southeast Regional
Running and Triathlon Team
Represent U.S. Navy in 5k, 10k,
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
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.


4-on-4 Flag Football Standings
As of Jan. 28
Team Wins Losses
AIMD Soldiers 2 0
HS-15 2 0
HS-75 1 0
MSO Coast Guard 1 1
Blount Island 1 1
AIMD Jax 0 1
HS-5 0 1
VP-30 Students 0 2
VP-30 O'S 0 0

Try the
Tobacco
Cessation
Program at
the Weliness
Center. Call
542-5292,
Ext. 18.


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B uildin g
'ek'

demolished

STGC Craig Mannel of the
NAS Jax First Lieutenant's
Division uses a excavator
to demolish Building 610
near Saratoga Avenue last
Wednesday. The building
was just one of the numer-
ous old facilities being torn
down throughout the base
to make room for new
facilities.
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque


"- TAS Jacksonville has NAS Jacksonville OOD
Out in town, a program called office at 542-2338. You will
Club 2000. Anyone be provided a taxi ride, paid
needfi nde? Club who is impaired and in a for by the station, to your
bar, club, lounge, or private home within the same five
2000 can help residence within St. Johns, counties.
Baker, Nassau, Clay or Anyone (including civil-
Duval counties can call the ians) in an on-base facility


can have the club bartender
assist in contacting the
OOD.
Club 2000 cards with this
phone number can be
obtained from MWR in
Building 1.


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